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The Oregon Coast Sights

Fort Stevens State Park

  • 100 Peter Iredale Rd.
  • Hammond
  • Military Site

Updated 10/30/2014

Fodor's Review

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, of which tours are available in summer (call for details). The park has year-round camping, with full hookup 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—or the tiny bit that remains of it—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.

Sight Information

Address:

100 Peter Iredale Rd., 9 miles west of Astoria, Hammond, Oregon, 97121, United States

Phone:

503-861–3170; 800-452–5687

Sight Details:

  • Day use $5 per vehicle
  • Daily

Updated 10/30/2014

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