Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Part of the Park is Closed

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The roadside restroom, moorage docks, and pump out station are closed for repairs until further notice.

General

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River to Rock Trail bridge temporarily removed. Trail remains open at Highway 14 entrance to Woodard Creek crossing. Hikers cannot access Doetsch Day Use area, boat launch, or RV campground. 

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Seasonal Technical Rock-Climbing Closure

Technical climbing on Beacon Rock's south face is temporarily closed for the protection of Peregrine Falcon nesting. The east face is permanently closed for the protection of natural resources. The northwest and west faces are currently open. The hiking trail to the top of Beacon Rock is open year-round. The approximate opening date of the south face is July 15.

The ranger station with Beacon Rock looming in the background.
Three moored boats at the boat launch of Beacon Rock State Park.
A bridge on the trail at Beacon Rock State Park.
Standard campsite with a drive to park a car, and benches at Beacon Rock State Park.
Campsite with a bench and fire pit, surrounded by rocks and trees.

Beacon Rock State Park

34841 State Route 14, Skamania, WA 98648

Overlooking the Columbia River, Beacon Rock State Park is a great destination for climbing, biking, hiking and horseback riding. Admire the views of Beacon Rock while boating on the river.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses Allowed

Rock Climbing

The south and southeast faces of Beacon Rock close annually on Feb. 1 and tentatively reopen in mid-July. The northwest face is open for climbing year-round. The east face is closed for the protection of rare species and cultural and historical resources. 

Activities

Mountain Biking

Winter Camping

Biking

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Horseback Riding

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Kayaking

Metal Detecting

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Paddleboarding

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Rock Climbing

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Windsurfing

Amenities

Accessible Campsites

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Park Ranger Station

Restrooms

Showers

Trash Service

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Firewood

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Boat Ramp

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Dock

Moorage

Pumpout

Grill

Kitchen Shelter

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Accessible Parking

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Interpretive Opportunities

Accessible Trails

Bike Trails

Equestrian Trails

Hiking Trails

Park features

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Creek

Field

Forest

Freshwater

Meadow

Mountain View

River

Seasonal Wildflowers

Viewpoint

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Waterfall

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses Allowed

Rock Climbing

The south and southeast faces of Beacon Rock close annually on Feb. 1 and tentatively reopen in mid-July. The northwest face is open for climbing year-round. The east face is closed for the protection of rare species and cultural and historical resources. 

Map & visitor guide

45.65335846, -122.0152283

Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,458-acre, year-round camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River and more than 26 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.

Picnic and day use facilities

The park offers reservable kitchen shelters and unsheltered picnic tables available first-come, first-served.

Camping

The campground is in a forested setting offering standard, full hookup and equestrian sites. The park accommodates RVs and combinations of 40 feet or less in length.

The group camp is for tent and RV use, and includes one kitchen shelter with power and one picnic shelter without. 

Hiking

Beacon Rock Trailhead

Hikers can ascend the Beacon Rock Trail built directly on the side of the rock with 52 switchbacks or descend the River to Rock Trail leading to the Columbia River. 

Equestrian Trailhead

The Equestrian Trailhead is the only multiuse (equestrian, bicycle, hiker) access point for the park and the trailhead for Hardy Ridge. At 1.22 miles in, users will reach the first trail junction to the most popular routes, such as West Hardy Trail and The Saddle.

Doetsch Walking Path

Walk this paved and flat 1.2 mile loop thru what was once a pasture of the Doetsch family ranch. View interpretive panels that explain the area's natural and human history.

Hadley Trailhead

Starting in the main campground, this trail leads to popular hikes such as Little Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain Summit.

Hamilton Mountain Trailhead

Start out surrounded by Douglas fir old-growth to reach Rodney Falls, Hardy Falls and Pool of the Winds. Cross the bridge to reach Hamilton Mountain Summit, The Saddle and Hamilton Mountain Summit Loop.

River to Rock Trailhead

Whether beginning on the north or south end, this leisurely and relatively flat trail stretches from the Beacon Rock Trailhead to the Doetsch Walking Path. 

Mountain Biking

This park includes 13 miles of bike trails exploring the West Hardy Trail, Bridge Trail Loop and The Saddle.

Fishing

Fishing for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, bass and walleye is prohibited on the lower Columbia River, below Bonneville Dam.

Rock climbing

Beacon Rock offers excellent opportunities for rock climbing and is considered to be some of the very best "traditional climbing" in the Northwest. Climbers do need to be aware of where and when they can climb due to management restrictions.

Interpretive Opportunities

The park offers a one-mile, ADA accessible interpretive trail at the Doetsch day use area. Also, be sure to check out the interpretive signs about the Ice Age floods along the Beacon Rock Trail.