South Bend, Washington

Top Spots in and near South Bend

  • Oysterville, Washington

    Hike Leadbetter Point State Park

    7 mi
    Located off the beaten path at the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, Leadbetter Point State Park is great year around destination to explore in Southwest Washington. Within the park there is ample opportunity to watch huge Pacific Ocean waves crash on shore, beach comb, bird watch, and sp...
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  • Westport, Washington

    Surf at Westport Beach

    5.0
    During warm summer days in Seattle it is nice to leave the city and nothing is better than the beach. Westport is a small coastal town west of Aberdeen. Westhaven State Park offers the easiest access to beach parking and is the best beginner beach to try surfing for the first time. If you want to...
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  • Ilwaco, Washington

    Explore Cape Dissapointment's North Head Lighthouse

    5.0
    From the North Head parking lot located at the end of N Head Lighthouse Rd, make your way to the lighthouse by following the lighthouse signs at the parking lot. There's a path to the right that you can take that will take you to a view point (the walk to this viewpoint is short and easy). The ...
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  • Ilwaco, Washington

    Fort Canby and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Cape Disappointment State Park is nearly 2,000 acres of old growth temperate forest located at the mouth of the Columbia River that contains lakes, coves, two lighthouses, and military forts. One of the forts and lighthouses is Fort Canby and Cape Disappointment lighthouse, which date back to the...
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  • Ilwaco, Washington

    Camp at Cape Disappointment

    4.5
    Don't let the name fool you, this over 1,700 acre state park offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast. The cape was named by explorer John Meares after a failed attempt to enter the Columbia River. Lucky for you, maps have been upgraded and the river mouth and cape are no long as challenging to c...
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  • Astoria, Oregon

    Cathedral Tree to Astoria Column

    4.0
    1.67 mi / 276 ft gain
    Cathedral Tree to Astoria Column is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Astoria, Oregon.
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  • Warrenton, Oregon

    Fort Stevens State Park Trails

    5.0
    9.15 mi / 200 ft gain
    Fort Stevens State Park Trails is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hammond, Oregon.
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  • Warrenton, Oregon

    Coffenbury Lake Trail

    4.0
    2.55 mi / 43 ft gain
    Coffenbury Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Warrenton, Oregon.
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  • Warrenton, Oregon

    Peter Iredale Shipwreck, Fort Stevens SP

    4.5
    0.2 mi / 0 ft gain
    At the northwestern-most point of Oregon sits Fort Stevens State Park. Located 3 ½ hrs from Seattle and 2 hrs from Portland, the park sits closest to the city of Astoria. The park itself has over 4300 acres to explore, with day use and camping open year round. However, the most well-known and mos...
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  • Astoria, Oregon

    Airport Dike Trail

    3.0
    4.11 mi / 79 ft gain
    Parking for this hike can be found at either end of the trail. It starts at the west end of the Lewis & Clark Bridge from a small access road that is used as a parking lot. From here it is a flat walk along an old grassy road that is well maintained. If you forgot to bring along bags to pi...
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  • Warrenton, Oregon

    Fort Clatsop

    4.0
    Tucked in a forest within a few minutes drive of Astoria and along the Columbia River, Lewis and Clark National Historic Park is small in size but rich in history.  If you're a wanderluster who appreciates learning about the early explorers that came before you this is a can't miss spot.  My own...
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  • Astoria, Oregon

    Youngs River Falls

    4.5
    0.33 mi / 59 ft gain
    Youngs River Falls is a scenic 50-foot waterfall on Youngs River, about 15 minutes outside of Astoria. The falls are somewhat unique in that the base is located only about 10 feet above sea level From Astoria. The falls have been featured in several movies, most notably Free Willy 2 and Teenage M...
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  • Seaside, Oregon

    Del Rey Beach

    5.0
    Less than 2 hours from Portland, set the GPS to Gearhart, and drive out onto Del Ray Beach for the sunset with your significant other. This is the only beach in the state of Oregon that you are allowed to drive on. If you have four wheel drive, take a little drive through the incoming waves and ...
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  • Longview, Washington

    Fall Creek Falls (aka Stella Falls)

    4.0
    From Interstate 5 in Kelso, exit onto Highway 4 and follow it west towards Cathlamet and Long Beach for about 11.3 miles. A quarter mile east of the town of Stella is Fall Creek, with Fall Creek Falls, or Stella Falls as it is sometimes called, visible from the highway. Watch for the falls throug...
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  • Seaside, Oregon

    Saddle Mountain Trail

    4.7
    4.59 mi / 1644 ft gain
    Saddle Mountain is a pretty stellar spot if you are looking for a beginner/intermediate hike with incredible views close to Portland. The trail is a 5.2 mile round trip trail with an elevation gain of 1600 ft that starts at the Saddle Mountain Trailhead. You can actually camp right at the trail...
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  • Tumwater, Washington

    Tumwater Falls Trail

    3.0
    0.8 mi / 72 ft gain
    Tumwater Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Olympia, Washington.
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Camping and Lodging in South Bend

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA Holiday
South Bend, Washington

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA Holiday

LOGE Westport
Westport, Washington

LOGE Westport

From $40 / night

Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort
Warrenton, Oregon

Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort

Guides, Insights and Stories from South Bend

The Ultimate Washington Coast Adventure Basecamp

The Ultimate Washington Coast Adventure Basecamp

Liam McNally