Parks

City Parks

 Fee ParkCampingTrail AccessPlaygroundFishing
Anderson Park
Spencer Park   
Hawkins Park   
Vernonia Lake
Nehalem River Park 
Shay Park     
Ora Bolmeier Park    
Archie Dass Dog Park     

Day Use and Park Passes

Anderson Park, Nehalem River Park and Vernonia Lake require a $5.00 day use fee good in all fee parks.

Fee stations are located at Vernonia Lake and Nehalem River Park, or paid to the park host at Anderson Park.

Annual park passes are available at City Hall for $35.00 or $25.00 for seniors.

City utility customers are charged a parks fee on their monthly utility bills, which includes two annual park passes. Pick up your park passes up at City Hall.


Camping

Anderson Park

Anderson Park offers 20 full hook-up sites, and 9 tent sites on the beautiful Nehalem River.

Reservations for Anderson Park can be made by calling 503.429.2531.

Full hook-up sites: $30.00 per night

Tents sites: $15.00 per night

Extra vehicles: $7.00 per night

Nehalem River Park and Campground (formerly Airport Park)

Nehalem River Park offers 20 RV/tents sites (no hook-ups) in the woods along the Nehalem River. All sites are first come first serve except by group reservation.

All sites: $20.00 per night

Extra vehicles: $7.00 per night

Vernonia Lake

Vernonia Lake offers 5 primative tent sites nestled between Vernonia Lake and the Nehalem River. All sites are first come first serve except by group reservation.

Primative sites: $10.00 per night

Overnight parking: $5.00 per night (walk-in and bike-in no parking fee)

Extra vehicles: $7.00 per night


Hiking and Biking

Vernonia is located at one end of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail and Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.

The Vernonia Linear Trail connects the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, with easy trail access from several City Parks, including Anderson Park, Spencer Park and Vernonia Lake.


Fishing

Vernonia Lake is home to bass, crappie and bluegill, and is stocked in the spring with rainbow trout. The Nehalem River and Rock Creek offer trout and steelhead fishing in season.

All Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations apply to Vernonia Lake, as well as the Nehalem River and Rock Creek.

Trout Stocking Schedule


Dewey Pool

During the summer months, the City of Vernonia dams Rock Creek in Hawkins Park to create our public swimming hole, as well filling up a permenant kiddie pool. Plenty of grass and bench seating for families looking to cool down. Lifeguards on duty during the day.


Cabin in Vernonia

Surrounded by giant redwood trees and the Rock Creek river flowing alongside it, the Cabin in Vernonia is perfect for your wedding or reception, personal or corporate party, reunion, retreat, meeting, or other event!

www.cabininvernonia.com


State and County Parks

Oregon Parks and Columbia County offer additional outdoor recreational opportunities in the Vernonia area.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

Banks-Vernonia Trail

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Columbia County Parks


Parks Staff

James McMahon
Parks Superintendent
Email: mcmahon@vernonia-or.gov