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.
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