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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Find Small-Town Style and Charm in Astoria, Oregon


4. Insider’s Tip

Fort Stevens State Park is practically the only undeveloped stretch of waterfront in the area.  

Given Astoria’s industrial past, it’s nearly impossible to find a stretch of undeveloped waterfront here, but twenty minutes outside of town you’ll find exactly that at Fort Stevens State Park. Here you look down the beach for miles, often without seeing anyone else, and see the corroded steel shell of the Peter Iredale, which washed ashore in 1906. Though only a portion remains, it’s enough to remind you why this stretch of coast is called the “Graveyard of the Pacific.”

Published on Mar 28, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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