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The Oregon Coast Sights

Fort Stevens State Park

  • 100 Peter Iredale Rd
  • Military Site

Updated 03/21/2013

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This earthen fort at Oregon's northwestern tip was built during the Civil War to guard the Columbia River against attack. None came until World War II, when a Japanese submarine fired upon it. The fort still has cannons and an underground gun battery. The park has year-round camping, with full hook-up sites and 15 yurts. There are also bike paths, boating, swimming, hiking trails, and a short walk to a gorgeous, wide beach where the corroded skeleton of the Peter Iredale

pokes up through the sand. This century-old English four-master shipwreck is a reminder of the nearly 2,000 vessels claimed by these treacherous waters.

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Sight Information


100 Peter Iredale Rd, 8.5 miles west of Astoria via Hwy. 101 and Warrenton, Hammond, Oregon, 97121, United States


503-861–1671; 800-457–5687; 503-861–1470

Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle
  • Mid-May–Sept., daily 10–6; Oct.–mid-May, daily 10–4

Updated 03/21/2013


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