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Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville

(4.6/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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  • This is a great little state park. Perhaps 30 sites good for tents and small campers. Nice clean restrooms with showers. There are excellent hiking trails originating at the park. Water is available b...  more »
  • This is easy to get to on the Washington side of the river on Hwy 14, and worth the drive for a beautiful view of the Columbia River gorge.  more »
  • We went in January and were able to park at the trail section. The entrance for the state park was closed and pretty covered in snow. Where we parked, there was a box were you could purchase the pass ...  more »
  • Be honest: if you are looking at this campground, it's because there aren't many other alternatives in the area. Pros: - good location - most of the spaces give you a decent amount of privacy - no mosquitoes Cons: - Fee for camping is $30, payable only by cash or check ("I'll just write a check!", says no one ever in the year 2016) - half of the campsite is intersected by massive electrical transmission lines that have so much power charging through them you can hear them buzz. Try not to think about THAT while sleep under them - A majority of the camping spots are on inclines, meaning you'll be hard pressed to find a level spot to pitch a tent - If you enjoy hearing trains all night, then you'll love it!
  • Hike is easier than it looks or sounds. The trail was built perfectly, with only the slightest of incline the entire way. Until the last 40 feet, then it's like stairs, so still quite doable.
  • Quick hike - it's about a little of a mile up to the top (800~ ft in elevation). I went during the week before lunch and it wasn't so bad. It was nothing but switch backs, but provided plenty of spaces to take a break and enjoy the view. I can't imagine how it'd be with more people though. Pathways can be a little tight at times, and the park closes at dusk. Side note - to park, you either need a pass or pay a $10 ticket. You can go use cash at the bulletin board near the trail entrance, or use card at the machine near the lot.
  • Great place for hikes with amazing views of the Columbia River. There are trails up Beacon Rock or Mt Hamilton, both provide great views. You can do a shorter hike to the waterfall or just drive down to the boat launch to get a view of Beacon Rock itself.
  • Nice little hike, but it is always super busy here. There is now a trail from the state park (boat launch area) that goes to the Beacon Rock trailhead, which is much easier to park at. Plus it adds 3/4 of a mile and some extra scenery... Only reason for 3 stars is because of how consistently crowded it is.