Fort Stevens State Park
Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 4,200-acre park offering an exploration of history, nature, and recreational opportunities.
Camping, beachcombing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, a historic shipwreck, and a historic military area make Fort Stevens a uniquely diversified park. A network of nine miles of bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails are excellent. Not to mention Coffenbury Lake has two swimming areas, a picnic area, restrooms, and a boat ramp (10 mph boating speed limit).
During the summer, tour a rare 90-year old underground gun battery that served as a World War II command center, and take a truck tour of the fortifications spanning the Spanish-American War and World War II (tour available at a nominal charge).
Phone: (503) 861-3170
Location: 100 Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, OR 97121