Founded as a Clatsop village, in the 19th century, Hammond, Oregon became a lumber mill town. Today, it's a waterside community of a little more than a thousand reesidents, and the gateway to Fort Stevens State Park.
Hammond Marina is a popular boat launch for access to the Columbia River. It’s also famous for the classic scene in “Free Willy” when the famous orca whale jumps to his freedom over the breakwater.
Warrenton's 6200 inhabitants enjoy Fort Stevens State Park and broad ocean beaches.
Warrenton is home to cool summers with highs in the 70s, mild winters, and rainstorms that are sudden, brief, and dramatic.
Enjoying nature in Warrenton is easy thanks to miles of trails and pathways up Clatsop Ridge and nearby Saddle Mountain, in forest parks at Shively Park and Cathedral Tree, and along the water at Coffenbury Lake, Sunset Beach, and along the Columbia River.
At Warrenton's historic parks and sites, residents retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark – or chart new expeditions of their own – as they led their Corps of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean.
Warrenton features almost every scenic locale one could hope for, from lush forests to dramatic mountain ranges, breathtaking beaches to mighty rivers.
Hammond, Oregon is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, about 91 miles northwest of Portland, and south of the Columbia River and Astoria.
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