Check-in to Newest Hiker-Biker campsite at Honeyman Park

Hiker-Biker Pod at Honeyman State Park

Now when you are planning your bike trip on the Oregon Coast Trail, you can drop a pin at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, a 515-acre park where thousands of people go to boat, hike, swim, and zoom across the sandy dunes. Just south of Florence, the park invites you to stay and enjoy two lakes, miles of trails, a giant campground and thanks to Oregon Parks Forever, a hiker-biker pod campsite.

Oregon Parks Forever is pleased to announce the installation of a new hiker-biker pod at Jesse M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. These walk-in shelters provide campers with a facility to lock up their gear and food, charge electronics, fill their water bottles, and perform minor repairs on their bikes such as inflating tires. A fire pit and rustic seating completes the campsite.

We have funded the installation of hiker-biker pods at six state parks along the Oregon Coast: Fort Stevens, Devil’s Lake, Cape Blanco, Harris Beach, Cape Lookout, and Nehalem Bay State Parks. These amenities serve the growing number of bike visitors to state parks. Expanding services for recreational bicyclists from around the world will promote increased physical activity, decrease car traffic, and contribute to economic development by attracting more bicycle tourism.

This project is about creating a great experience for people who are hiking or biking the Oregon Coast. This Spring, these hike-bike pods will also be installed at South Beach and Beverly Beach.

We wanted to make it possible for hikers and bikers to be able to explore the park and nearby towns without having to lug their gear around, to perform minor repairs on bikes, charge their electronics without having to leave them in a public place, lock up their bikes, and provide a communal gathering space for hikers and bikers to share their stories on the road.

These hiker-biker campsites have been funded with grants from the Juan Young Trust, REI, Travel Oregon, and Oregon Parks Forever’s members, a special thanks to Oregon State Parks and Recreation for the fabrication and installation.

Where to Find Hiker-Biker Pod Campsites

This project will attract tourism to the Oregon Coast region, both from residents of the Northwest, and also tourists from across the globe. It is in concert with Oregon’s natural environment, promotes low carbon impact touring, and supports the stewardship of the state’s resources.

Fort Stevens is a 3,763-acre park with beaches, hiking & biking trails, a historic fortress & a 1906 shipwreck, Hammond, OR

Devils Lake State Recreation Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. It is the only coastal Oregon State park with a campground located in Lincoln City, OR

Cape Blanco has more than eight miles of hiking trails that lead to the beach, viewpoints of ocean vistas, fishing spots along the Sixes River, and the lighthouse. On horseback, follow a seven-mile trail or enjoy a 150-acre open riding area across from the horse camp.

Harris Beach State Park Area has the largest island off the Oregon coast. It’s a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for rare birds. There are sandy beaches and tide pools to explore, and hiking, biking, and surf fishing.

Cape Lookout State Park is located south of the city of Tillamook, on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This scenic park is a destination for hiking, beachcombing, and visiting sites along the Three Cape Scenic Route. The stars of Oregon’s Three Capes Scenic Loop are Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares.

Harris Beach State Park Area has the largest island off the Oregon coast. It’s a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for rare birds. There are sandy beaches and tide pools to explore, and hiking, biking, and surf fishing.

Cape Blanco has more than eight miles of hiking trails that lead to the beach, viewpoints of ocean vistas, fishing spots along the Sixes River, and the lighthouse.

Nehalem State Park, near Nehalem and Manzanita, is an 890-acre oceanfront park with hiking, biking & equestrian trails.

Thanks for making this video Trike Hobo!

13 thoughts on “Check-in to Newest Hiker-Biker campsite at Honeyman Park”

  1. Adding the hiker biker amenities is an excellent improvement to Oregon’s State Parks. Thank you for these improvements. I’ve used the charging stations for my phone at many State Parks and it’s an excellent addition. I encourage Oregon State Parks planners to also consider the needs of e-bikes as it’s an area that some people are beginning to explore. E-bike tourists will need the ability to charge their bikes when on the road.

    Please be conscious of the needs of hammock campers. Many campsites tend to have a lack of available trees for hammocking. An easy fix would be to add some appropriately spaced posts for hanging hammocks.

  2. This is a good idea, but I still wouldn’t bring my bag unless they had the covered bike locking pods you can lock down over the bike since thieves can cut through cables and other bike locks so fast. I would love it if they got those covers that you can securely locked and will definitely be taking my E bike with me all over the place if they supply those

    1. I used ‘U/Lock’ & cable, & water proof cover & a motion activated alarm.
      Spent the major the time riding solo.
      Also when grocery shopping just bring the bike in the store, never had any issues.
      If one waits until locking pods are installed,, doubt one would ever tour.

  3. You guys are awesome and make the Oregon Coast the ideal place for a bike adventures ! I’ve enjoyed the hiker biker sites on several trips, no other state offers that quality ! Many thanks, keep up the good work.

  4. Echo the comments of others, Oregon state parks are a treasure!
    Fort Stevens & Beverly Beach are the only parks that had 110 at the hiker:biker sites. One can charge the Ebike battery in the bathroom. I either had a way to secure them or sat outside of the bathroom while charging.
    I was also able to get electric sites just so I could charge the E-Bike battery.
    Cycled the Oregon coast end of August/beginning of September & down to Pismo Beach & there is no comparison to the hiker biker sites in California.
    A little puzzled as to why just USB chargers at hiker biker sites & not 110?
    Seems like it would be a no brainer, as the electrical connection if’s there
    Many have closed the hiker biker sites & the up keep & location on some are pretty poor!

    1. Patrick, when I stayed at the Hiker-Biker at Fort-Stevens this past August, each of those lockers had 110 outlets with integrated USB ports. There’s a little spot to put a small lock to keep things secure while you’re sleeping. I just put a zip-tie on mine.

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  7. What are the facilities like for disabled rider’s? I ride a recumbent trike due to a disability are the trails amenable to such a low bike. I know I am allowed to ride my bike on public walking paths (per ADA) but I have always been leary about the bike being so low. Any advice/experience would be gratefully received

  8. This is likely be an unpopular comment, but, hey… In 1976, I rode my bike from “Roads End” (just above Lincoln City OR) to Tijuana, Mexico. I am small, female, 23 years old (at the time!). And I went by myself. In ’76 there were no cel phones, no “devises”, no GPS. I had no map, no tent and no clue — but I like surprises. I figured the best adventure would be to take life as it came and trust myself to just “cross that bridge when I got to it”, as they say. It was the most awesome and important experience of my young lifetime. Though I hit some snags, I also had a blast and came out a better, stronger and braver person than I went in.

    I am now 70 and I have to say that these new h/b sites HORRIFY me!! They are incredibly STERILE, dictating where you sit or cook or eat or sleep or breathe. The video maker points out that the old h/b site was buried in the woods, nestled among the trees, like that was something BAD! Do any of you campers find anything a little wonky about that? The guy proudly points out that these new sites are cozied behind the trash, right through the fence from the yurts and adjacent to the slamming doors of the flush toilets and showers. Oh, joy. I am SO happy that I did this when I did and how I did. The times indeed have changed.

    I camped here in ’76. Since it would be another couple of days before I figured out that h/b camping cost a big 50 cents (it started that year with the “Bikecentennial” — something else I had no idea about…) I “stealth camped” that night, finding my own place to nestle among the trees on the soft grass of the forest floor (as opposed to laying on the hard, flat, pointy-graveled parking-lot-like surface of the “improved” sites.) Though I brought a small, wimpy bike lock, I really never found a use for it. I would just lean my bike against the little grocery store or breakfast joint or take it inside with me — as did the other bikers I encountered. And I never — ever — had a problem. After all, I was camping out in lovely little rural areas on the beautiful Pacific coast on a bicycle laden with camping gear along with other folks of the same mind. Just where are the rest of you guys hanging out?

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