Incredible 40 acre site located at 2500' overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. This is a very secluded location perfect for a quiet escape from the city. Hike up to the top of the property for the expansive 360 degree view or 1.5 miles to the top of Stacker Butte within the Columbia Hills Natural Preserve. Come out during the spring for an incredible show of wild flowers
Incredible 40 acre site located at 2500' overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. This is a very secluded location perfect for a quiet escape from the city. Hike up to the top of the property for the expansive 360 degree view or 1.5 miles to the top of Stacker Butte within the Columbia Hills Natural Preserve. Come out during the spring for an incredible show of wild flowers or anytime for unparalleled star gazing. In addition to the parking/camping location, there is a large deck, picnic table, fire ring and restroom. Near by (~5 mi) is the Swale Canyon trail head for the Klickitat Trail. Please note that fire season is in effect so absolutely no fires and any cooking should be done in your vehicle or on the deck. Also, since you are in a wild area there are the wildlife you would expect such as bears, coyotes, ticks, etc. Please keep your food in a vehicle or approved bear box and pack out your food wastes. Finally, please engage four wheel drive when coming up the road as to prevent damage to the road.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 90%
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Natural features you'll find at Top of the Gorge Camping in Washington.
The site is located about a 1 mile hike to the summit of Stacker Butte
Places to see near Top of the Gorge Camping
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This is a single campsite tucked up in the hills above Lyle and the Columbia Gorge. We had just one Camper Van but there is room for several vehicles. The site is very quiet, very private and has amazing views West to the River and North to Mt Adams. Our stay in mid-June saw a meadow full of wildflowers. Our dogs loved running in the grass too. Great site for those that want seclusion.
We got there at a perfect time late May to witness the beauty of the wildflower bloom. Spencer was very considerate of our comfort and even brought us more mulch for our tents. The land we stayed on was very open and allowed for plenty of wildlife gazing and wildflower walks. I’d definitely bring binoculars next time since you can see for as far as humanly possible on top of the hill where we camped and even greater views up the 2 mile path to the summit of Stacker Butte. The wind was howling that high up but fortunately the shipping containers (soon to be for rent I hope!) blocked almost all of the wind. Thoughtful layout of the camping area and bonfire pit. It was such a perfect secluded spot for contemplation and conversation.