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Big Eddy County Park

Campground Description:  Big Eddy County Park is owned and operated by Columbia County Forests, Parks and Recreation.  Big Eddy is not a famous person's nickname.  The park is named after a large eddy in the Nehalem River.  Big Eddy County Park is a large, scenic RV camping and tent camping park.   The park offers fishing, a boat launch and canoeing on the Nehalem River.  The RV camping sites are all paved while grassy areas are available to tent campers.  Big Eddy Park was completely rebuilt in early 2008.  Open year round.  Reservations are accepted and strongly recommended in the summer months.

Number of Sites:  35 RV camping or tent camping sites

Electricity:  Yes

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  Yes

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Portland Westbound on Highway 26 - Follow Highway 26 (the Sunset Highway) west from Portland for approximately 30 miles to Highway 47.  Follow Highway 47 north to Vernonia.  Continue north on Highway 47 for approximately 7 more miles.  Big Eddy County Park is located on the west (left) side of Highway 47 between mileposts 54 and 55.

Fishing:  Yes, in the park on the Nehalem River.  Fish for Rainbow Trout during the summer.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although very dark, astronomy camping is difficult because trees create a narrow view of the night sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.93187 N, 123.16198 W

Nearby Golfing:  In Vernonia, 7 miles south on Highway 47

Vernonia Golf Club
15961 Timber Rd E
Vernonia, OR 97064
Vernonia Golf Club

Contact Information: 

Big Eddy Park
64555 Nehalem Highway N.
Vernonia , Oregon
503-429-6982 (park host)
503-366-3984 (reservations)
Big Eddy Park

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The sign at the entrance to Big Eddy County Park

Big Eddy County Park is on the banks of the Nehalem River

The restroom facilities at Big Eddy County Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

Big Eddy County Park has large open areas for day use with playground equipment

A typical full hookup RV camping site at Big Eddy County Park

Another back in full hookup RV camping site at Big Eddy County Park

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