We are pleased to announce that the newest Hiker- Biker Campsite is ready for your next two wheel adventure.
Oregon Parks Forever is pleased to announce the installation of our newest hiker-biker campsite at South Beach, Newport, OR. These 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.
South Beach State Park, situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers access to miles of broad, sandy ocean beach and trails for walking and bicycling. Located just south of the South Jetty, this is your gateway to exploring Newport. The paved Jetty Trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle.
We have funded the installation of hiker-biker pods at nine state parks along the Oregon Coast: Fort Stevens, Devil’s Lake, Cape Blanco, Harris Beach, Cape Lookout, and Nehalem Bay State Parks and now South Beach. 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.
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.
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.
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, also known simply as Honeyman State Park, is in Lane County of the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies 3 miles south of Florence along Highway 101, the coastal highway. The 27,212-acre Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area adjoins the park to the west.
South Beach State Park, situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast.