Friends of Stub Stewart State Park and Banks-Vernonia Rails to Trails

Just 34 miles west of Portland, you’ve got the best backyard imaginable. With over 1500 acres of pristine wooded hills interlaced with over 20 miles worth of trail open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians of all ages - L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is a dream destination for trail lovers, disc golfers, campers, and star gazers looking for a home away from home.

​Opened in 2007 and named after OPRD's #1 supporter, the late Loren LaSells "Stub" Stewart, our campgrounds were the first to open in the state after a long following the opening of Cape Blanco in 1972. The park's land was acquired through exchanges with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington County, the Oregon Military Department, the Division of State Lands, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Longview Fibre Company, and a private land owner.


Stub Stewart is close enough for a perfect day trip. Enjoy a family gathering before magnificent views of the Coast Range at Hilltop Day-use Area, or embark on a journey from either of two trailheads – Hilltop or Clayhill to the north, with its horse staging area – and spend a few wide-eyed hours discovering the forest. The multi-use trails, plus 6 miles of cross-country and free-ride mountain bike trails, range from easy and forgiving to robust and challenging, all with ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and immersion in the scenery.

Both a widely renowned 18-hole disc golf course and a 9-hole counterpart winds its way through the trees just east of Hilltop, along with a 3-hole course is near the amphitheater. Stop by the Discovery Depot, where information awaits on the area's flora, fauna, and park history.



Campground info
Dairy Creek Camp West (year-round)

    More than 40 full-hookup sites
    12 walk-in tent sites, water nearby
    Flush toilets & hot showers
    Meeting hall is available for events
    Ice for sale at Wood Shed from 5-8 pm

Dairy Creek Camp East (March 1–Oct. 31)

    Approximately 35 full-hookup sites
    Flush toilets & hot showers
    Playground
    Three-Hole Disk Golf Course

Hares Canyon Horse Camp (March 1–Oct. 31)

    15 full-hookup sites/four-stall corrals
    Two double-size full-hookup sites/six-stall corrals
    Manure bins
    Flush toilets & hot showers

Brooke Creek Hike-in Camp (year-round)

    Approximately 23 primitive campsites, water nearby
    Common areas with fire rings
    Vault toilets

Mountain Dale Cabin Village (year-round)

    3 double-room cabins (after 6-19-15 cabin 6 will be pet-friendly)
    12 single-room cabins 
    Flush toilets & hot showers in cabin village restroom
    Meeting hall is available for events

Universal Access

    3 sites at Dairy Creek West and 2 sites at Dairy Creek East designated as accessible to campers with disabilities. 
    Thirteen cabins ADA accessible.