The proximity of our Northwest resorts and campgrounds to the shores of the Pacific is what makes a stay at these great locations a July must. From Washington’s Oceana Preserve, which is located just 5 miles from Grays Harbor, a breathtaking beach offering 50 miles of pristine sand on south to South Jetty Preserve, which is just 2 miles from the ocean and the giant Oregon sand dunes.

The beach is great and it’s not too crowded this time of year ~ Edward Dale Graham, Manager of Oceana

Looking Ahead to August?

There’s some great onsite and local events at our preserves. Here’s a few to plan for in your Zone:

British Columbia:

August 4-6: BC Day Weekend/Cultus Lake

Breakfast will be served each day on the long weekend. On Saturday night our Casino Night runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Every parent needs a night out once in a while, so come and enjoy our Casino Night. There will be horse races, Blackjack, Bingo and much more. Come try your luck and see what prizes you go home with. Supper will be our Manager’s famous burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob at 5 p.m. (note earlier supper time due to set up for Casino Night).


August 10: Sunriver Music Festival Pops Concert/Bend
Classical Mystery Tour is a tribute to the Beatles. More than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded; includes full orchestra to create a powerful presentation. Held at the Bend High Auditorium, just 20 miles from the preserve. Event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information call (541) 593-9310.

August 11: Country Fair Daze/Pacific City

Events include watermelon eatin’, partner puddin’ eatin’, lemonade social, and barnyard critters skit.

August 12-14: Seaside Beach Volleyball/Seaside Preserve
Enjoy the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in the world with over 800 teams playing on 100 plus courts. Divisions range from parent and child to Masters 55+, along with our Men, Women and Co-ed Open Divisions that feature current and retired AVP ranked players. Seaside Beach Volleyball is consistently the highest ranked and most visited amateur beach volleyball tournament around! For more information visit


August 3-5: Wenatchee Youth Circus/Chehalis Preserve
The Biggest Little Circus in the World comes to Chehalis. Be amazed as the Wenatchee Youth Circus
sets up in Roy Rogers Field and performs three times over the weekend. Don’t miss this terrific show!

August 5: Drayton Harbor Days Festival Street Fair, Maritime Celebration and Pet Show/Birch Bay

A weekend packed with fun for the entire family! A two-day weekend event packed with kids games, crafts, scavenger hunt, the “Prestigious George Raft Race”, pirate costume judging contest, arts, crafts and food vendors, vintage steam boats, Plover Ferry ridges and much more! New this year to the festivities is a Pet show to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults & kids of all ages enter can enter their pet lizard, cat, duck, dog! Prizes!!!! Event is held at the Blaine Boating Center, 235 Marine Drive, just 4 miles from the preserve. For information call (360) 332-4544

August 11: Elvis is in the House/Mount Vernon

Shane Cobane is an Elvis impersonator with costume and song. Gals bring out your poodle skirts and Guys slick back your hair. Wear your leather jacket and take a stroll down memory lane.

August 24-26: Iron Man Competition/Little Diamond Preserve