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Maryhill State Park
Backed by golden hills and fronted by the mighty Columbia River, Maryhill State Park is a welcoming place for all kinds of guests. Windsurfers seek thrills on the river, while cultural tourists explore nearby attractions, and parents succeed in occupying kids’ short attention spans.
In fact, the kids may be content to swim in the shallows and play on the park lawn for days. Maryhill offers that classic state park experience, with camping, boating, fishing and relaxation.
But, wait. There’s more.
Less than 25 minutes away, on a high plateau, Goldendale Observatory State Park merits a stargazing visit at night, and 22 miles west, Columbia Hills Historical State Park offers hiking, climbing and seasonal guided ranger walks to view Native American pictographs and petroglyphs.
A few minutes from the park, Maryhill Museum, built by historic entrepreneur Samuel Hill, houses one of the most astonishing private art collections on the west coast. Its sculpture-dotted grounds overlook orchards and wineries, the Columbia River and the iconic Sam Hill Memorial/Biggs Rapid Bridge that connects Washington and Oregon.
A mile away from the park, Samuel Hill also built a full-scale replica of Stonehenge as a monument to local soldiers killed in World War I. This site is open to the public.
So, unpack your campsite or hook up your RV at Maryhill State Park. Stay awhile, and take advantage of the activities in the region. Your one complaint upon leaving may be that the time passed too quickly.
As with all river front parks in the Columbia River Gorge, trainspotting is also a part of the Maryhill experience. The Burlington Northern SantaFe tracks just north of the park carry around 24 trains a day. This can be a noisy proposition for light sleepers, but great fun for kids and train enthusiasts.
Maryhill State Park is an 89-acre camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the Columbia River in Klickitat County. The area is significant for its natural beauty, access to the surrounding natural wonders and cultural history.
Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.
Picnic & day-use facilities
Two picnic shelteres with two tables each can be reserved online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Water activities & features
- 216 feet of dock
- Fishing (freshwater)
- Personal watercraft use
- Watercraft launch
Other activities & features
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Horseshoe pits (4)
- Wildlife viewing
- Train watching
Both the Stonehenge construction and the Maryhill Museum of Art located near the park, built by Sam Hill, are open to the public.
- A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
Located in Klickitat County on the Columbia River, Maryhill has two watercraft launches and 216 feet of dock for boat handling only.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
- An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
- An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
- A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit. A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Latitude: 45º 40' 54.48" N (45.6818)
Longitude: 120º 50' 17.53" W (-120.8382)
The park has 20 standard campsites, 50 full-hookup sites, 2 primitive sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). There are three restrooms, one ADA, and 6 showers, two ADA. There is one RV dump station.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
Reservations & fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Services & supplies
Ice and firewood are available for sale at the park welcome station.
Maryhill State Park is located within a larger community area, also called Maryhill, which was influenced by renowned highway builder, noted lawyer and financier Samuel Hill and the son-in-law of Great Northern Railway tycoon James J. Hill. Sam Hill built a majestic home and a full-scale replica of Stonehenge close to the current state park. A Quaker, Hill commissioned Stonehenge in 1918 as a monument to the Klickitat County soldiers who died fighting World War I. The structure was completed nearly 13 years later, shortly before Hill died. Sam Hill’s wife, daughter and mother-in-law were all named Mary, and his home, now a museum, was named Maryhill to honor them. The park was named for its proximity to the home. In 1972, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leased the property to the state of Washington to operate Maryhill State Park.