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.

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.

MUSIC FESTIVALS/DATES

  • Gorge Blues and Brews (Cancelled for 2020)
  • GorgeGrass (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Skamania County Fair (Cancelled for 2020)
  • Christmas in the Gorge (December 4-6, 2020)

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:  A new permit system for Dog Mountain will be launched in March 2018 for weekends during the peak use season.  Beginning Saturday, March 31 and continuing until Sunday, July 1, 2018, a use permit will be required to hike the Dog Mountain trails on Saturdays and Sundays.  The permit can be purchased here, www.recreation.gov, for a $1.50 non-refundable reservation fee.  For full details, click here.  A NW Forest Pass is also required for parking at the Dog Mountain trailhead.  These can be purchased at local convenience stores, Skamania County Chamber and at the trailhead itself.

Alternative transportation is available during this same time frame by riding the Dog Mountain Shuttle, with pick-up at Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, WA.  Shuttle riders will receive the permit automatically.  The shuttle begins at 7:30 am with the last trip of the day leaving Dog Mountain Trailhead at 4:30 pm.  The cost is $1.00 each way. Shuttle riders will receive discounts at participating Stevenson, WA businesses by showing wristbands received on the shuttle bus as proof.

  • Dog Mountain
  • Beacon Rock Trail
  • Cape Horn Trail
  • Table Mountain
  • Hamilton Mountain
  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  • Skamania Lodge Trailheads
  • Plan Your Hike With Friends of the Gorge

FISHING

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

BAIT AND TACKLE, LICENSES

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

FISHING GUIDES

Upper Columbia Guide Service
PO Box 268, Stevenson
(509) 630-5433

KD Guide Service – Kenneth Schleicher
PO Box 736
White Salmon, WA 98762
(541) 490-8397
http://www.kdguide.com

Always Catchin’ Fishing Charters – Jess Zerfing
PO Box 33
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 375-0717
http://www.alwayscatchin.com

Port of Skamania Website

ZIPLINING

When you visit Stevenson, you get your good time on by strapping into Zip Skamania – the exciting new zip line at Skamania Lodge.  NOTE:  That person screaming with sheer unadulterated joy?  It’s you.

Skamania Lodge Zipline Tour
1131 Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-0202

October 23, 2021, 8:02 pm
Showers
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52°F
real feel: 51°F
current pressure: 30 in
humidity: 99%
wind speed: 2 mph ENE
wind gusts: 4 mph
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 7:35 am
sunset: 6:09 pm
 

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