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Vernonia Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking at the trailhead (bobcat)
Interpretive sign at the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Hikes ending here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west.

From the merge with Highway 217, it’s 23.3 miles to the junction with Highway 47N.

Turn right here for Vernonia and Clatskanie. Drive 14.5 miles into Vernonia and turn right onto Bridge Street.

Drive 1.1 miles through downtown Vernonia, cross Rock Creek, and then turn right into the parking area for Vernonia Lake.

Other Notes

  • $5 day use fee (late spring into early fall)
  • Open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Restrooms, picnic tables, primitive campground, fishing docks, boat launch
  • Interpretive signs
  • Dogs on leash

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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