Land Development

Planning

Fort Stevens State Park Campground Renovation

Location: Warrenton, Oregon

Fort Stevens State Park is one of the most popular state parks on the Oregon coast and is one of the larger public campgrounds in the nation, covering 3,700 acres and offering 600 camp sites, including 15 yurts. Located near the site of an historic military installation that was constructed during the Civil War to guard the mouth of the Columbia River, the park provides access to a variety of recreational amenities including nine miles of bike paths, five miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing platforms, picnic shelters, freshwater lakes, and beachcombing.

DEA provided planning, design development, design, permitting assistance, surveying, and construction services for major facility improvements to both the North and South campgrounds. These improvements included infrastructure and landscape such as water lines, sanitary sewers, a pump station, underground electrical power, a new main access road, and modifications to the campsite layouts to increase privacy and accommodate larger recreational vehicles. The facilities provide a more reliable, efficient, and cost-effective utility system.

All construction was completed in the North Campground during the wet weather months and in time for use during the Memorial Day weekend; the South Campground construction was phased to accommodate budget constraints, but was finished on time and on budget.