Fort Stevens State Park in the fall is another 10 experience. The weather has been perfect with 72 degree days and 60 degree nights. Wind, none-that’s unheard of at the beach-right. Even though the park is literally packed with snow-birds, you would never know it. You practically have the most pristine paved trails to yourself and once you are back in camp, it’s quiet and so relaxing. The campsites are situated so you have ample privacy, lots of trees and vegetation separating you from your neighbor. All sites have fire pits, tables, water and electric. Two larger loops have full hookups. Restrooms are clean, pretty modern with token paid showers. Full hookup for us was $32,00 a night, well worth it.
Our first day we were so excited to explore the many bikes trails, we actually got up early, packed snacks, water and off we biked hoping to end up at the beach. We geocached along the way and found many, ending up at the beach and exploring a wrecked cargo ship named The Peter Iredale . Well what’s left of it.
Second Day was exploring bunkers, watching ships come in and out of the mouth of the Columbia River and more biking. This particular bike exploration brought us to a new trail which led to a very pregnant very large elk just grazing in a marsh right next to the trail. Wow are they big! The last day of our time here we are going to spend at the beach and yes probably get there by bicycles. What a fun, relaxing and memorable time this has been.
What To Do Here:
First thing we did was get our bikes unloaded and hit the many miles of beautiful trails.
Find the beach – yes we rode our bikes directly to the beach- You can drive there also.
Tour the many bunkers
Geocache – So many very creative caches to be found, most you can find on your bikes or by walking, we found many!!!
Start a fire in your fire pit and relax
Explore The City Of Astoria and be sure to ride the train
Visit The Peter Iredale a wrecked cargo ship
See you next time from Just Around The Bend♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥