Grant's Getaways: Underground Fort Stevens
No doubt about it, Ft. Stevens is made for the good times, according to park manager Mike Stein: "We've over 4,000 acres to spread across, plus we've got miles of beach to explore and nine miles of paved trail, plus another seven miles of nature trail. There's plenty to do and plenty of elbow room to stretch out and play." But if you want to "find the fort" at F.t Stevens, follow park ranger John Koch through a locked gate and into the darkness for a stroll underground. The free guided tour of "Battery Mishler" is chilly, damp and dimly lit, but it is a place where you can see and touch Oregon's military past.