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Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park is located on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines and is just a sand dune away from the beach. Two day-use areas offer access to the bay or the ocean and have restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings. Bayside day-use includes a boat ramp.


  • Upgrade existing utilities and add restrooms/shower buildings.

Visitor impacts

Use will be limited in areas where improvements are planned; however, the improvements will be phased to reduce the number of areas affected at any one time. Major work will be completed during the off-season when possible.


  • Final wetland delineation report
  • Cultural resources survey

Next steps

  • Final cultural resources report.
  • Schematic design for remaining project areas.

The current general bond obligation is $10-12 million.

Last updated December 2023. Additional updates as information becomes available.

General Obligation Bonds Overview

The 2021 Oregon Legislature passed SB 5506 that approved general obligation bonds to revitalize parks and campgrounds. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a preliminary list of projects in November 2021.

The project at Nehalem Bay State Park was one of the projects approved to receive funds from bond sales.

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