Highway 101 Astoria to Seaside

0.0 milepost Start of Highway 101
Hwy 101 from Astoria to the California state line is part of our national scenic heritage. In 2002 it received federal recognition as an All American Road and is known as the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway. Look for blue-and-white signs posted along the highway. For additional information about the coast highway, contact Oregon Coast Visitors Association (888-628-2101 or www.VisitTheOregonCoast.com). Mile 0 is the south end of the Astoria–Megler Bridge. Over four miles long, this bridge is the longest continuous three-span, through-truss bridge in the world. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1966. For many years it was a toll bridge, but the bonds were paid off more than a decade ago. This bridge completed Hwy 101 and made it an unbroken link between the Canadian and Mexican borders. The city of Astoria (ZIP 97103) lies mostly upriver from Mile 0.

M.P. 5.0 Youngs Bay Bridge
Hwy 101 crosses Youngs Bay on a 4200-foot, lift-span bridge. The lift is only used for very large ships. The clearance is 45 feet in the closed position and 80 feet when raised.

6.5 North Junction to Fort Stevens and Warrenton

7.0 Fort Clatsop
For a glimpse of life during one of the most important expeditions in the nation’s history, travel 3 miles east on Old Hwy 101 to Fort Clatsop Road and follow signs to Fort Clatsop, one of the major sites in the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. This is where the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1805–1806. The reproduction of the original fort burned in a fire in the fall of 2005 and reconstruction is already underway. Educational and living history programs have continued despite the fire. Admission is charged, 861-2471.

7.5 South Access to Fort Stevens

9.9 Camp Rilea Military Reserve
Camp Rilea was founded in 1927 as Camp Clatsop. It was renamed Camp Rilea in 1959 and is a military training camp for police, the National Guard, and others.

10.5 Fort-to-Sea Trail
Newly dedicated in 2005, the Fort-to-Sea Trail crosses under Hwy 101 at this point. The full 6.5-mile length extends from Fort Clatsop to Sunset Beach. Parking here is limited.

11.5 Sunset Beach State Park
Turn west on Sunset Beach Lane past the Astoria Golf & Country Club (private) to reach this new state park. Here is the west trailhead to the Fort-to-Sea Trail connecting the site of Fort Clatsop to the Pacific. A 300-foot, ADA-accessible boardwalk leads to viewing platforms and the beach.

13.5 Cullaby Lake
Clatsop County maintains two day-use parks on Cullaby Lake about 1/2-mile to the east of Hwy 101. Carnahan Park has 30 acres at the north end of the lake. Cullaby Lake Park is the site of the historic Erik Lindgren home maintained by the Finnish–American Historical Society of the West. This 165-acre park has a boat ramp, restrooms, picnic shelters, and barbecue pits.

16.9 Del Rey Beach State Park
The road leads west to a large parking lot with vehicle access to the beach. No restrooms. Motorized vehicles are allowed on this stretch of ocean beach, extending about 10 miles between Gearhart and Warrenton, so the sand is not as attractive as at other points.

19.2 Gearhart
Turn at the stoplight on Hwy 101 to reach Gearhart’s small "downtown."

20.0 Seaside (ZIP 97138)

20.5 Seaside Factory Outlet Center
This shopping center is a popular stop for locals as well as visitors.

21.3 Seaside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
Directions are available to many Lewis and Clark sites, as well as to local and regional attractions. You can’t cross Hwy 101 directly into the parking lot. If you’re going south, turn east at the stoplight and left again in half a block. The street going west from the intersection is Broadway, providing easy access to downtown, Promenade, and beach.

23.0 Avenue U to Seaside Golf Course
East-west streets in Astoria have numbers north of Broadway and letters south. Avenue U is the last letter used. The Seaside Golf Club is a 9-hole course with modest green fees.

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