A popular park on the Oregon coast, Nehalem Bay State Park covers 895 acres on Nehalem Spit. Tucked between the ocean on one side and the bay on the other, this beautiful location is a grrr-eat spot for anyone who loves water-based activities and camping with their four-legged friend.
The four-mile sand spit is home to a unique variety of birdlife and also boasts excellent water views just about everywhere you look. During your visit, you can indulge in a spot of beachcombing, take a nature hike, paddle a kayak, go fishing, or just enjoy the tranquil coastal scenery.
When you're ready to set up camp for the night, the Nehalem Bay State Park campground borders the rolling sand dunes that lead onto the beach. Shaded by towering shore pines, it features 265 electrical sites with water, 18 yurts (nine of which are pet-friendly), a horse camp, a hiker/biker camp, and an airport camp. This park can get quite busy during peak periods, so you and your pooch will need to feel comfortable sharing the space with plenty of other visitors if you plan on visiting at the height of summer.
A $5 daily parking fee applies for day-use visitors, while camping fees vary depending on the type of accommodation you select. Electrical campsites are $31 a night while a stay in a pet-friendly yurt will set you back $57 a night.
Please note that your pet must be physically restrained at all times when not in a vehicle or tent. You'll need to keep your pooch on a leash no longer than six feet, and properly dispose of their waste whenever required.
Nehalem Bay State Park offers fun for the whole family all year round. And because your dog can come along for the trip, it's the paw-fect destination for a pet-friendly camping vacation on the Oregon coast.