Beacon Rock

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Beacon Rock State Park 34841 State Route 14 Skamania, WA 98648 (509) 427-8265 Things to remember Beacon Rock • SummerState hours – AprilPark 1 to is located in theSept. heart of the 30, 6:30 a.m.Columbia to dusk • Winter schedule Oct. 1 to River Gorge National Scenic –Area March 31, 8 a.m. to dusk. Alwith historic significance dating back though most parks are open hundreds of years. Beacon Rock is year round, some parks or the core of an ancient The portions ofvolcano. parks are closed mile-long trail toduring its summit provides the winter. For a winoutstanding panoramic of the ter scheduleviews and information seasonal closures, Columbia Riverabout Gorge. visit www.parks.wa.gov Visitors may explore more thanor20 call the information center at miles of hiking trails, including a one(360) 902-8844. mile interpretive• Wildlife, trail atplants the and Doetsch all park day-use area. The trail is accessible buildings, signs, tables and to people with disabilities. other structures are protectremoval or damage The 5,100-acreed;camping park of any kind is prohibited. Huntalso offers a variety of recreational ing, feeding of wildlife and activities that include boating, rock gathering firewood on state climbing, horseback ridingis and fishing. park property prohibited. Additionally, there are interpretive • One camping party is al- signs about the Ice Age floods theof lowed per site.along Maximum eight people per campsite. Beacon Rock Trail. • Campsites may not be held for other parties. The Discover Pass is• required day visits toisstate Campingfor check-in time parks and access to other state-managed recreation 2:30 p.m., and check-out lands. The pass provides access to millions of acres of time is 1 p.m. parks, wildlife areas, trails, natural areas and • Extra vehicle - $10 water-access sites. The annual passovernight is transferable between two vehicles.per night in designated area each vehicle in excess • Annual pass: $30 •for One-day pass: $10 of the allowed (transaction and dealer feesone may apply)per site. Does not apply to vehicle The Discover Pass can be purchased towed by a recreational online, vehicle.by phone or in person. For details, visit • Pets must be on leash www.discoverpass.wa.gov and under physical or call (866) 320-9933. control at all times. This includes you trail areas Thank for and campsites. Pet supporting owners must clean up after pets Washington state on all state park lands. recreation lands. • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. State Parks information: (360) 902-8844 Reservations: Online at www.parks.state.wa.us or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688 Washington State Parks Beacon Rock State Park Other state parks located in the general area: Battle Ground Lake, Columbia Hills and Paradise Point Things to remember Connect with us on social media • Park hours – April 1 to Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to dusk. • Winter schedule – Nov. 1 to March 31, 8 a.m. to dusk for day use only. Although most parks are open year round, some parks or portions of parks are closed during the winter. For a winter schedule and information about seasonal closures, visit www.parks.state.wa.us or call the information center at (360) 902-8844. S • Wildlife, plants and all park buildings, signs, tables and other structures are protected; removal or damage of any kind is prohibited. Hunting, feeding of wildlife and gathering firewood on state park property is prohibited. S • One camping party is allowed per site. Maximum of eight people per campsite. • Campsites may not be held for other parties. • Camping check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. • Extra vehicle overnight - $10 per night in designated area for each vehicle in excess of the one allowed per site. Does not apply to vehicle towed by a recreational vehicle. • Pets must be on leash and under physical control at all times. This includes trail areas and campsites. Pet owners must clean up after pets on all state park lands. • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. • Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. www.twitter.com/WAStatePks www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks Share your stories and photos: Adventure Awaits.com S Sample If you would like to support Washington State Parks even more, please consider making a donation when renewing your license plate tabs. You also may place a check in a donation box when you visit state parks. Sample Donations are a significant part of the State Parks budget and are needed to keep your parks open and operating. For more information, visit www.parks.state.wa.us/donations 018 2017 2 Sample S 016 2019 2 Sample P&R 45-41500-01 (05/17) www.parks.state.wa.us Welcome Beacon BeacontoRock StateRock! Park Ranger station RV sites Picnic area Equestrian trail Fishing Viewpoint Restroom Interpretive trail Showers Parking Boating Biking Kite boarding Rock climbing Upper Hardy Creek Trail Don’s CutOff Trail “The Saddle” Viewpoint Park boundary Unimproved roads Equestrian, hiking or Railroad mountain bike trails Hiking trails Paved roads Hardy Ridge Trail East Hardy Trail Creek Group Camp (closed in winter) Vault toilet Equestrian Little Trailhead Beacon Rock Upper Picnic Area W oo (closed in winter) dw ar Rodney Falls Pool of Winds Hamilton Ha Mtn. Trail rd yC re ek Lower Picnic Area Kueffler Road d Cr To No r th Bo n n ev i l l e Hamilton Mtn. Trail Loop Trail Hardy Falls Viewing Area Revenue from Discover Pass replaces general fund tax funding no longer available to cover the cost of operations. Hamilton Mtn. Summit Hardy Creek Trail Hardy West Trail Welcome. Please remember a Discover Pass is required to visit a state park or other statemanaged recreation lands. Cedar Creek Camping Hamilton Creek Hiking ADA accessible Boat launch/moorage Group camp Little Rock in November 1805 on their journey to the Pacific and also on their return trip in 1806. They noted the rock in their journal and gave it its present name. Henry J. Biddle, a prominent botanist, geologist and engineer, purchased the rock and built a trail to the top between 1916 and 1918, an engineering marvel at the time. In 1935 his heirs deeded the rock to the state for use as a park. The Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp at Beacon Rock in 1935 and developed the park’s facilities. Several of the CCC Overnight accommodations structures were constructed using advanced The park offers 26 standard campsites in the main stone masonry and woodworking techniques. campground and two standard campsites located Most of their work still stands today. near the moorage area and 2 primitive sites at the Park amenities and facilities equestrian trailhead. The main camp area is an Beacon Rock State Park offers several amenities older camp in a forested setting suited more for and facilities to make your visit more enjoyable tents than RVs. There 5 sites that accommodate RVs and comfortable, including: more than 20 feet long, with maximum site length of • Two group day-use kitchen shelters that 40 feet. All campsites are first come, first served. accommodates up to 100 guests. Reservable There also is a reservable group camp that online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or accommodates up to 200 guests, with a minimum (888) 226-7688. of 30. It features two Adirondack (three-sided) sleeping shelters that each sleeps eight people, one • 53 picnic tables and a covered kitchen shelter, available first come, first served. kitchen shelter with power, one picnic shelter and • Modern restrooms with hot showers. two vault toilets. Showers are available in the main • Boat launch and 916 feet of moorage dock with campground and moorage area. Reservations for a marine pump out station. the group camp can be made online or by calling • 5 miles of pedestrian trails and 5 miles of (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. equestrian trails. Park history • Technical rock climbing: The Beacon Rock, the core of a south and southeast faces young volcano that erupted of Beacon Rock close around 57,000 years ago, annually on Feb. 1 and had a traditional cone tentatively reopen midshape until raging IceJuly. The northwest Age floodwaters scoured corner is open for away at its flanks. Native climbing year round. Americans knew that it The east face is closed marked the last of the rapids for the protection of on the Columbia River and the rare species, cultural beginning of tidal influence from and historical resources. the Pacific Ocean, 150 miles away. For more information, call Lewis and Clark camped at Beacon the park at (509) 427-8265. SF AD B NL R O I RA PIERCE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 14 HAMILTON ISLAND Ridell ee Lake k BEACON ROCK Columbia River River to Rock Trail IVES ISLAND PIERCE ISLAND TRAIL LENGTHS ad este HomLake 0 .25 .50 .75 1.0 Miles Doetsch day-use area Beacon Rock Trail Hamilton Mtn. Trail Little Beacon Rock Spur Trail To Hardy Falls Viewing Area To Rodney Falls & “Pool of the Winds” Doetsch Trail Hardy Ridge Loop Trail Equestrian Trailhead to “The Saddle” River to Rock Trail .9 miles 4 miles to summit .2 miles 1.2 miles 1.25 miles 1.2 miles 7.2 miles 3.5 miles 0.75 miles (Revised 04-17-17) 34841 State Route 14 Skamania, WA 98648 • Park (509) 427-8265 • Information Center (360) 902-8844

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