Four temporary park closures — upgrades and road work (2014)


Harris Beach State Park

The Harris Beach State Park campground will close temporarily for road repairs.

Summer camping is winding down, so fall and winter is the time for campground improvements and road work. Check our advisory page for updates and weather-related closures during the coming months. The closure dates listed below are subject to change.

Cape Arago State Park
Through Sept. 20, 2014

The park is closed during road paving on the Cape Arago Highway from Simpson Reef Wildlife Lookout Point south to the end of the highway. The entire road is closed and signs are in place to alert motorists and bicyclists. Long vehicles must turn around at the entrance to Shore Acres State Park, one mile north of Simpson Reef.

Harris Beach State Park campground
Oct. 12-Nov. 20, 2014

The campground will be closed while the access road is paved and a culvert is replaced. The day-use area remains open, except for a 1-2 day closure (to be determined) for repairs to the road.

Nehalem Bay State Park campground

Electrical upgrades and maintenance repairs will close sections of the campground in the coming months. The day-use area will stay open.

Oct. 1, 2014-May 21, 2015
Yurts A7, 5, 3, 1, 59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 48 closed. Reopens May 21, 2015, to reservations.

Dec. 1, 2014-May 21, 2015
Loops A, B and C closed. Reopens May 21, 2015, to reservations.

Dec. 1, 2014-Jan. 31, 2015
Loops D, E and F, including the horse camp, closed. Reopens Feb. 1, 2015, first-come, first-served. Available for reservations May 21, 2015.

Entire campground open to reservations May 21-Sept. 8, 2015.

Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Although the dates are tentative, work will include building upgrades, a restroom renovation and new fire suppression equipment.

Posted on September 8, 2014, in park improvements, state parks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Question on South Beach State Park in Newport Oregon; Will you ever put in sewer hook ups in the park camp sites used by RV trailers, 5th wheels and motor homes? It is such a pain in the rear not having sit dumps available and if you stay a week or longer you have to pull out and dump your RV because it is full. This needs to be looked at and something done. I see the park hosts and helpers spots have them, sewer hook ups, but why not the RV’s that pay the bills and would use the park more if this option was available. And only one dump site for the entire park!! Come on, really!!! Thanks

    Gary Blahuta Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:33:40 +0000 To: gblahuta@msn.com

  2. Are there any plans to fix corrals at Nehalem horse camp? Some of the corrals have broken or cracked boards. Also , any plans to add electricity to horse camp and if not why not? Last question, any plans to add a pit toilet to horse camp? The out houses provided are often very dirty, not maintained enough. Thank you for tor reply.

    • I’ll send your questions to Nehalem Bay State Park for a response.

    • Reply from Park Manager Matt Rippee: Though we’re not always able to get to all sites, each year during the winter season, park staff and volunteers work to make needed repairs on the horse camp corrals. We replace posts and chain gates, replenish the pea-gravel and grade campsites. Nehalem Bay State Park outlines some of the improvements that we will see throughout the entire park, including our horse camp. The document can be found at: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PLANS/pages/masterplans_complete.aspx. Specific improvements for the horse camp include: relocation of the entire camp loop, electrical and water hookups and restroom facilities. Though I cannot forecast when these improvements will take place, they are indeed in our future.

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