Oregon Coast Fat Camping

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Oregon Coast Fat Camping

Join FGH for a camping trip!

By Fat Girls Hiking

When and where

Date and time

June 23 · 4pm - June 25 · 3pm PDT


Nehalem Bay State Park 34600 Garey St Nehalem, OR 97131

About this event

  • 1 day 23 hours
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Date/Time: Friday June 23, 4pm — Sunday, June 25, 3pm

We only have 10 spots available for this camping trip! Please read the entire description of the event before registering and please make your payment within 24 hours of registration for the event. (Payment info listed below.) Thank you!

Fat besties, Summer and Ginamarie, will be leading the Oregon Coast Fat Camp. https://fatgirlshiking.com/about-us/

Summer (she/they) is the founder of FGH and an outdoor weirdo/moss petter that is so excited to host a camping trip in the town where she lives!

Ginamarie (she/her) is the FGH Merch Queen and a fan of rainbows and unicorns! She always makes the best camping grub, leads nature craft awesomeness for us all and has all the laughs to share.

This is a camping trip for plus size and fat babes of all genders!

Location: Nehalem Bay State Park Campground, Oregon


The three villages area (Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler) offers stunning views of the ocean, Nehalem Bay and the Nehalem River—all nestled amongst coastal mountains and lush, mossy forests. Located on the North Oregon coast in north Tillamook County.


Getting There: Nehalem Bay State Park is approximately 1hr, 45min from Portland and 2hrs 15min from Salem. GPS will get you there if you program before heading over the coastal mountains where cell service is spotty or nonexistent.

Native Lands: This event takes place on the ancestral territories of the Nehalem and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and Grand Ronde. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our community members may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re outdoors together.

What we will be doing:

Tent Camping 2 overnights at a state park campground. Campfires! Hiking! Ocean / Beach time! Community! Workshops! And more!

The ocean beach can be accessed from the campground, a short walk through the campground and over sand dunes. We will also be going to Neahkahnie Beach in Manzanita (a short 5 min drive from the campground) where the trail down to the ocean is much more accessible/less deep sand to navigate.



Beach walk

Writing/Journaling workshop

Photoshoot with digital files shared after trip

Nature Craft Workshop

Meals / S’mores Included

Campfire at campsite & beach

Covid safety for community care: Proof of Covid vaccine and booster is required to attend this event. We ask that you limit your maskless interactions with all people 5 days before the event. If you are indoors at any time within the 5 days before the trip, we require you to wear a KN95 or N95 mask. We ask that everyone arrive wearing a mask. We will provide a rapid test upon arrival. Once we confirm a negative test, we will be able to safely take our masks off around each other for the weekend. Masks are required indoors for the entire weekend (whether you are with the group or on your own) to help mitigate risk to all attendees. Any questions/concerns, please let us know!

Accessibility info: The campsites are located next to a paved campground road. The campsites are made of dirt/grass and may have rocks or sticks present. There are ADA accessible stalls in the bathrooms.

Parking info: All campers will be given parking passes and will need to park in the campground overflow lot near the entrance. We will arrange a ride for anyone who needs it. It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to our campsites. All campers will have an opportunity to unload their gear before parking.

Bathrooms/Showers: Flush toilets and gendered bathrooms / shower rooms are available a short walk from the campsites. The path to the bathrooms are paved.

What to bring:

Bring your own camping supplies! Tent, sleeping cot/mat/bag/pillow/blankets, camp chair and headlamp/flashlight.

Bring your own dinner for Friday and any snacks or drinks you may want/need!

To reduce waste we will be washing our own dishes. Bring your own plate, bowl, utensils, cup and refillable water bottle.

Bring your hiking gear! Trekking poles, hiking/beach footwear, rain gear, layers for staying dry and warm.

Weather: Rain or Shine! We will have two canopies at our campsites in case it rains but please be prepared for possible rain. Weather can be unpredictable in June on the Oregon coast.

Cost: $200-$300, sliding scale, per person. Please make payments via Venmo @fatgirlshiking, PayPal fatgirlshiking @ gmail .com or CashApp $sumrlovin

Once you have registered for the event, please head to one of the payment options above. Any questions? Email Summer at fatgirlshiking @gmail .com

****PLEASE NOTE****Review the information below to ensure you‘re familiar with our community guidelines:

Fat Girls Hiking a safer space for fat folks and people who live in marginalized identities. We don’t allow any weight loss talk, diet talk or body shaming at any of our events or hikes.

Kids of all ages are welcome (unless noted, typically if there are unsafe conditions that wouldn’t be good for kids, this will be noted in the event description above.)

Dogs are allowed (unless the area where the hike is located doesn’t allow them, typically wildlife refuges or natural conservation areas, this will be noted in the event description above.)

We are inclusive to all genders, all sizes & abilities.

We go at the pace of the slowest hiker with NO shame! We lead hikes from the back, so the slowest folks receive the most support from hike leaders.

Be mindful of gender pronouns! Don’t assume someone’s pronoun by their appearance. Every group hike starts with intros that include everyone stating their name & pronoun!

For more info read the Fat Girls Hiking mission: https://fatgirlshiking.com

Please make sure that these guidelines will meet your expectations when you are participating in the Fat Girls Hiking community in person or online.

About the organizer

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Fat Girls Hiking

Body Liberation / Nature / Community /  Self Care / Healing / Connection / Fat Activism