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Beacon Rock State Park Campground (Washington)

34841 SR 14
Skamania, Washington 98648
360 902-8844
45.6541, -122.0156
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Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park located in the middle of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock has some nice technical rock climbing routes and also a mile-long trail up to the top. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge. The park also has over 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. In addition to the park, outdoor activities include camping, biking, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing.

Beacon Rock State Park’s main campground  has 26 campsites and the Woodard Creek area has 5 sites will full hookups (up to 40 feet). The main campground rest in a forested setting suited more for tents and RVs. Each site has a table, fire ring and grill. Group camping is available. All sites are first-come, first-serve.

The parks equestrian campsite, located at the equestrian trailhead, feature two standard sites that will accommodate a horse trailer each. Furthermore, a hi-line for horses, livestock, water, and vault toilet are available.

Finally, Beacon Rock State Park is open year round and the campsite do not take reservations.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

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  1. Joodie Klinke says:

    We visited here in June 2014 in our 24′ Chinook Destiny RV. There are only 5 sites with full RV hookups, and they are non-reservable. This campground is (now) connected by a trail to the main campground/park. The RV park is directly adjacent to the railroad tracks, and the trains run day/night — they will be loud. This is also tick country, so plan accordingly. All that being said, we loved this park. The pier, large picnic area, nice restrooms, and a 1-mile paved loop trail are easily accessible from the RV campground. There are several other hikes accessible from the main campground. If you’re RVing, you’ll have to add the mileage to the campground onto your hike or drive a separate vehicle up to the parking lot (don’t forget your Discover Pass if so!) The hike up to the top of Beacon Rock is a classic, with part of the trail made of switchback boardwalks. Pool of the Winds is not to be missed, either. The wildlife we saw included blue herons, mergansers, osprey, bald eagles, beaver, ducks, and garter snakes.

    I gave this park 4 stars due to the train noise and limited RV sites.

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Directions:

From Seattle:
Take I-5 south to Vancouver. Just north of Vancouver, take I-205 south. Follow I-205 south to the Hwy. 14 exit (last exit before crossing the Columbia River into Oregon). Follow Hwy. 14 east. Beacon Rock and the park entrance are located at mile post 35.

From Portland:
Take I-84 eastbound along the Columbia River to Cascade Locks. At Cascade Locks, cross the Columbia River into Washington on the Bridge of the Gods toll bridge. Turn left onto Hwy. 14. Follow Hwy. 14 west for seven miles to Beacon Rock.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Stalls
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Pacific Northwest
  • River
Campsite Types
  • Equestrian
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

21, 22, 23.

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

1,968

# of Campsites:

31+

# of RV Campsites:

5