L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

This is part of our Oregon State Park challenge! Check out our progress here.

We visited one of Oregon’s newest state parks, L.L. “Stub” Stewart.

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This time we planned well, and arrived while it was still daylight. Probably because it was less than an hour from home. This place is gorgeous.

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The winter weather had started setting in, though. It was in the 50s for most of our stay. We had pre-cooked most of our meals, but they had to be reheated on the camp stove on the front porch.

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What camping trip is complete without some geocaching?

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And a couple of nice, long, muddy hikes?

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The ranger station here has a pretty cool interpretive center with lots of activities. We must have been there for 45 minutes.

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Lazy it’s-too-cold-outside time. Probably half our travel weight on any given trip is in books.

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Here’s what our evenings looked like.

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All too soon, it was time to say goodbye to our trusty little one-room cabin. The kids took charge, playing Vanna White for all the cabin’s features with absolutely no prompting from either of us.

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This place was pretty great, and only about 45 minutes from home. There’s a disc-golf course if you’re into that sort of thing, a goodly number of hiking trails, and it’s located about halfway along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, which is great for biking!

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