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RAF Weekend Nehalem Bay - Oregon

July 15-16, 2017. Nehalem Bay State Airport. Manzanita, Oregon.

Join RAF Oregon State Liaison Richard Mayes and Washington State Liaison Dave Whitelaw for a relaxing weekend at Nehalem Bay State Airport (3S7) July 15-16. 

Set between the ocean and Nehalem Bay, the 2,350 ft asphalt airport is located 86 miles west of Portland along the Oregon Coast. Situated on a four mile-long sand spit within a state park, Nehalem Bay State is perhaps Oregon’s most scenic airport.  The pine forested campground borders rolling dunes along the beach. 

Walk over the dunes and you’re at the beach.  A forested 1.8 mile-long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay. You may see deer and elk grazing, a coyote crossing the road and a variety of birds.  Kayaking, crabbing, fishing and clamming are popular activities.

There are six campsites with fire rings and tables adjacent to the tie-down area at $11 per night on first come basis.  Alternatively, you can reserve a campsite or yurt within the adjacent State Park.  Pitching your tent under the airplane wing is also allowed at no charge, but bring your own tie-downs. Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the park.

Saturday night will be a BBQ pot-luck, we will supply the grill, plates, glassess and cutlery- just bring your favorite BBQ item to share!  Also, its and easy walk to Manzanita for food.

The town of Manzanita, a short 1.5 mile walk from the airport, offers lodging and dining alternatives.

For more information, contact Richard Mayes rmayes@theraf.org or Dave Whitelaw dwhitelaw@theraf.org


July 15th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   July 16th, 2017 5:00 PM

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