THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE IS SO FULL OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, IT NEEDED A BASE CAMP, A HEADQUARTERS

This HQ is called Stevenson, in Washington’s Skamania County. We open the door to hundreds of hiking trails, world-class kite boarding and sailboarding, fishing, golfing and, well, you get the idea.

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Stevenson is a small Columbia Gorge town with a massive music reputation. From Blues and Brews, to down-to-earth roots and bluegrass, our festivals really kick it. Listen closely and you can still hear the violin and guitar riffs Meriweather Lewis loved.

FESTIVALS/DATES

HIKING

The trails in and around Stevenson, Washington, are the stuff of legend (so is Sasquatch, an occasional hiker hereabouts).  With the Gifford Pinchot National Forest all around, Dog Mountain’s trails beckoning, the historical Beacon Rock trail, Fall Creek Falls and many more, your feet will be in heaven.

PLEASE NOTE: The U.S. Forest Service will release online permits in March at www.recreation.gov for hikers headed to Dog Mountain on weekends from April to June.

The permits are required as part of a partnership that began in 2018 to ensure public safety near Dog Mountain Trailhead, where congestion during the spring wildflower hiker rush created annual congestion and at least one fatal accident before permits were required.

Every hiker on the Dog Mountain Trail system on Saturdays and Sundays between April to June (specific dates available here) will be required to carry a permit (or digital proof). There are two ways for hikers to obtain permits:

  1. Ride the shuttle from Stevenson. A permit is included automatically with the cost of the Skamania County Shuttle from Stevenson. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Reserve a permit online. Anyone parking at Dog Mountain Trailhead will need to reserve a permit for each vehicle online at www.recreation.gov
fall fishing on the Columbia River

WATER SPORTS

BOAT LAUNCH SITES

  • Rock Creek Cove, Stevenson, WA
  • East Beach/Cascade Ave, Stevenson, WA
  • Strawberry Island, Bonneville Dam
  • Beacon Rock State Park
  • Wind River
  • Drano Lake

PARKS

  • Bob’s Beach Family Park
  • East Point
  • Leaven’s Point
  • Pebble Beach
  • Riverfront Park
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Teo Park
  • Walnut Park

FISHING

BAIT and TACKLE, LICENSES

Main Street Convenience
330 Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-5653

FISHING GUIDES

Upper Columbia Guide Service
(509) 630-5433
Stevenson, WA 98648
shane@uppercolumbiaguide.com

Fishing With Big Mike
(360) 844-9598
Carson, WA 98610
PNWChrome@yahoo.com

Mitchell-Sportfishing
(509) 480-5945
mitchellsportfishing@gmail.com
Carson, WA

KAYAK, SURFSKI, PADDLE BOARD

Ocean Flight
304 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648
(858) 335-8586

GUIDE SERVICES

Otter & Osprey Outdoor Gear
(541) 645-0381
play@otterandosprey.com
Cascade Locks, OR

Hood River Sup and Kayak
(541) 490-5286
info@hoodriversupandkayak.com
Hood River, OR

ADRENILINE ADVENTURES

ZIPLINING

AERIAL PARK

AXE THROWING

E-BIKES

Choose your adventure! Fly through the trees, be a tree ninja, find your inner lumberjack!

Skamania Lodge Adventures
1131 Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-2512
info@zipnskamania.com

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