The Friends of Old Fort Stevens are excited to announce our 1st annual Summer’s End Festival!
It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, 2022 from 11:00am-9:00pm each day! There will be music, beer, food, retail and a disc golf tournament! All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards the restoration of the historic Fort Stevens Guardhouse.
To be a vendor at our festival, please contact Kami Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (503)861-3170 ext. 21. We have several different levels of sponsorships available as well that all have their own benefits to you! Please help us make this festival a success by joining us and sharing it with your friends. We hope to see you there!
The Fort Stevens Historic Area is now home to the Columbia Shore Disc Golf Course, an 18 hole course.
The course was designed to respectfully showcase interesting features at the historic fort while bringing in new visitors who might not have otherwise visited.
In the near future, the Friends plan on adding interpretive signs along the course to educate players about what they are seeing as they enjoy their game.
The Fort Stevens park rangers did an excellent job of creating a course that is fun for all skill levels!
The Oozlefinch is flying again at Fort Stevens!
The Friends are selling a limited remaining discraft discs with the Fort Stevens Oozlefinch logo. The Oozlefinch was the mascot of the Coast Artillery Corp and has received a warm welcome back to the fort.
Battery 245 is now open to the public with new displays constructed by our volunteers to illustrate what the battery would have looked like when it was active during WWII.
Visitors will see a plotting board that is approximately 11 feet long with a communication section in the background where soldiers were able to connect with both sides of the river. Another newly constructed display is the 5-cylinder diesel engine that was used to operate a generator for backup power. Originally Battery 245 had three of these engines. The interpretation of Battery 245 is an ongoing project, and the Friends look forward to providing more displays in the near future. Thank you to our volunteers for their impressive work on this project!
The mysterious mascot of the Coast Artillery Corps has flown backwards into the Fort Stevens Store.
This 6” tall Oozlefinch is being sold exclusively online for a limited time for $25.00. Visit the FOOFS website at visitfortstevens.com to purchase this quality Oozlefinch via PayPal or call the museum store to place an order with your credit card at 503-861-2000.
Proceeds support the mission of the Friends of Old Fort Stevens to preserve, improve, restore, interpret, and promote historic Fort Stevens and its environment in cooperation with Oregon State Parks. THE OOZLEFINCH will only be available On Line through December, 2019