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Title: Camping in St. Helens Oregon
Post by: Elbrento on April 09, 2013, 11:35:37 pm
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.
Title: Re: Camping in St. Helens Oregon
Post by: adventurepdx on April 09, 2013, 11:53:10 pm
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 (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 (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.
Title: Re: Camping in St. Helens Oregon
Post by: Elbrento on May 26, 2013, 01:53:26 am
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!!
Title: Re: Camping in St. Helens Oregon
Post by: adventurepdx on May 26, 2013, 01:55:35 am
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!!

Ooh, good to know! Here's more deets:
http://www.ci.st-helens.or.us/services/parks/city-parks-and-public-facilities/ (http://www.ci.st-helens.or.us/services/parks/city-parks-and-public-facilities/)
Title: Re: Camping in St. Helens Oregon
Post by: JHamelman on May 28, 2013, 11:35:46 am
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.