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L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Campground Description: L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park is the newest in Oregon State's collection of absolutely superb camping and day use parks. The 1650 acre park offers something for every outdoor enthusiast - and it is less than 35 miles from downtown Portland. In addition to tent camping and RV camping, the campground also offers cabins and a horse campground with corrals and full hookups for the RVs. Once you have your campsite or cabin set up, Stub Stewart State Park has over 15 miles of trails available for hiking, bicycling or horseback riding. Plus, it is connected to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail - a 21 mile hiking, biking and horseback trail between Banks and Vernonia. Throughout the summer the park employees offer nature presentations and walks helping the visitor to discover the insects, reptiles, trees, flowers and shrubs that are native to the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range. Because Stub Stewart State Park is so new, many of the public areas were cleared to install infrastructure, roads, utilities, and to clear the hiking paths. As such, much of the native vegetation was removed. All of the now somewhat barren areas have been replanted and will once again look like an undisturbed forest setting. Although new, Stub Stewart State Park is growing in popularity. For weekend tent camping or RV camping, reservations are recommended. Open year round.
Number of Sites: 78 full hook-up RV camping sites, 35 walk-in tent camping sites, 14 full hook-up sites in the horse camp area, 12 one room cabins and 3 two room cabins
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Oregon State Highway 26 Westbound from Downtown Portland - Drive West on Highway 26 for 28.7 miles (from downtown Portland) to Highway 47. Turn right (North) on Highway 47 toward Vernonia. Follow Highway 47 for 4.1 miles to the entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Oregon State Highway 26 Eastbound from Highway 101 (the Oregon Coast Highway) - Drive East on Highway 26 for 44 miles from the Cannon Beach Junction to Highway 47. Turn left (North) on Highway 47 toward Vernonia. Follow Highway 47 for 4.1 miles to the entrance to Stub Stewart State Park.
Fishing: There is some fine trout fishing on local streams and creeks in the Vernonia area. Ask in Vernonia. Alternately, follow Highway 47 North to the Columbia River for big game fishing. Deep sea fishing charters are available in Astoria.
Astronomy Opportunities: Telescope camping is very good. No light pollution and a number of different areas are available throughout the park. The approximate location for computerized telescopes is 45.739050° North, 123.199461° West.
Nearby Golfing:Vernonia Golf Club 15961 Timber Road E Vernonia, OR 97064 503-429-6811 800-644-6535 Vernonia Golf Club
Contact Information:L.L. "Stub" Stewart Management Unit 30380 NW Highway 47 Buxton, OR 97109 503-324-0606 l.l. "Stub" Stewart State Park Email L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
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Sign at the entrance to L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
The registration booth/information center at Stub Stewart State Park
Map of the RV camping sites at Dairy Creek East and West at Stub Stewart State Park
Map of the hike-in tent camping area at Stub Stewart State Park
Map of the cabin camping and horse camp areas at Stub Stewart State Park
The Dairy Creek Campground East is somewhat barren, but landscaping is being established to provide a more natural look
The Dairy Creek East campground at Stub Stewart State Park
A few of the campsites at Dairy Creek West offer territorial views at Stub Stewart State Park
Although gravel, the RV camping sites are long and very wide at Stub Stewart State Park
The restroom facilities at the RV, cabin and horse camp areas offer flush toilets and hot showers at Stub Stewart State Park
The camping sites at the horse camp area in Stub Stewart offer corrals for the horses and full hookups for the RVs
The cabin loop at Stub Stewart State Park offers cabin camping with a view
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