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Fort Stevens State Park near Hammond, Oregon opened in 1955 on a former military fort. The fort had originally been established in 1863 and was named for Isaac Stevens, the former territorial governor of Washington whose insensitivity and bigotry toward the Indians of the territory resulted in several Indian wars. The fort was deactivated in 1947. While the original fort was made up of 2,832 acres bounded on one side by the Pacific Ocean and on the other side by the Columbia River, the current park contains 4,200 acres. According to Oregon State Parks:

Camping, beach-combing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, a historic shipwreck, and a historic military fort make Fort Stevens a uniquely diverse park. The park also boasts a network of nine miles of paved bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails that allow you to explore a variety of habitats including spruce and hemlock forests, wetlands, dunes, and shore pine areas.
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Originally posted to Ojibwa on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 08:18 AM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots, Pink Clubhouse, and National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.

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