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Camp Wilkerson County Park

Campground Description:  Camp Wilkerson County Park is owned and operated by Columbia County.  This very unique park and camping facility offers cabins, Adirondacks (3 sided camp shelters), tent camping sites, horse corral tent campsites, and a rustic day lodge complete with cooking facilities.  RV camping is discouraged at Camp Wilkerson County Park.  The park is used mostly for group gatherings and group camping.  Camping with your horse is popular at Camp Wilkerson County Park.  Open year round.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

Number of Sites:  Varies, however, all camping sites are for tent camping only

Electricity:  No

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Portland Westbound on Highway 26 - Follow Highway 26 (the Sunset Highway) west from Portland for approximately 30 miles to Highway 47.  Follow Highway 47 north to Vernonia.  Continue north on Highway 47 for approximately 9.7 more miles.  Turn right (east) on Apiary Road.  Continue on Apiary road for 5.8 miles.  The entrance is on the right (south) side of Apiary Road.  From Seattle Southbound on Interstate 5 - Follow I-5 south to the Longview exit (exit 36) and Highway 432.  Follow Highway 432 to downtown Longview and the intersection of Highways 432 and 433.  Turn left (south) on Highway 433 and follow across the bridge into Oregon.  Turn left (east) on Highway 30 towards Portland.  Follow Highway 30 for approximately 1.4 miles to Fern Hill Road.  Turn right (south) on Fern Hill Road.  Follow Fern Hill Road for approximately 8 miles to Apiary Road.  Turn left (south) an Apiary road and follow for approximately 7.5 miles to the entrance to Camp Wilkerson County Park.

Fishing:  The best local fishing is along the Nehalem River between Big Eddy County Park and Vernonia.  The primary catch is Rainbow Trout.  Check the Oregon State fishing regulations carefully.  Many areas of the Nehalem River are catch and release only.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Astronomy camping is good if you can find a clear area.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.93181 N, 123.05509 W

Nearby Golfing:  Nearby in Vernonia, approximately 10 miles southwest

Vernonia Golf Club
15961 Timber Rd E
Vernonia, OR 97064
503-429-6811
1-800-64-GOLF
Vernonia Golf Club

Contact Information: 

Camp Wilkerson County Park
65866 Apiary Market Rd
Rainier, OR 97048
503-556-3536
Camp Wilkerson County Park

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The sign at the entrance to Camp Wilkerson County Park

One of the many cabins for rent at Camp Wilkerson County Park

The restroom facilities at Camp Wilkerson County Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

One of the Adirondacks at Camp Wilkerson County Park

A tent camping site at Camp Wilkerson County Park

The lodge at Camp Wilkerson County Park

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