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Camping in St. Helens Oregon

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Elbrento:
I am biking from Astoria to Boise and plan to be overnight in St. Helens Oregon.  Is there a place in town (park for example) I can pitch a tent?  Does the city have some designated camping?  Just want to pitch a tent overnight. Thanks.

adventurepdx:
There is no designated camping in St. Helens, as far as I know. However, there are a few Columbia County Parks around that will have camping.

The two that would be most on the route (assuming you are using US 30/Lewis and Clark Route) would be Hudson-Parcher in Rainier, about 20 miles before St. Helens (if you are coming from Astoria):
http://www.co.columbia.or.us/departments/county-parks/hudson-parcher

And Scappoose Airport RV Park (they allow tent camping, but yes, it's about as thrilling as it sounds), about 10 miles after St. Helens:
http://www.co.columbia.or.us/departments/county-parks/scappoose-rv

If you deviate from the Lewis and Clark and use the 202/47/Banks-Vernonia Trail option to get to Portland, it opens up some other camping options.

Elbrento:
I found out the City of St. Helens has McCormick park that has 10 tent sites on a first come - first served basis for $10 per night.  This includes a shower.  Neat!!

adventurepdx:

--- Quote from: Elbrento on May 25, 2013, 10:53:26 pm ---I found out the City of St. Helens has McCormick park that has 10 tent sites on a first come - first served basis for $10 per night.  This includes a shower.  Neat!!

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Ooh, good to know! Here's more deets:
http://www.ci.st-helens.or.us/services/parks/city-parks-and-public-facilities/

JMilyko:
Thanks for posting information on the camping in St. Helens city park. I'll have it added to the addenda and on future map printings.

.Jennifer.

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