Hipcamp host Spencer B.,
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 21 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Spencer a message!
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Top of the Gorge Camping in Washington.

Mountainous

The site is located about a 1 mile hike to the summit of Stacker Butte

Forest
Field
Driveway

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Hipcamper Leah
Leah G.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

beautiful, and site as described!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael V.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Cora

Amazing!!

Cora T.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2022

This is such an amazing location. We went right when the wildflowers were in full bloom! Was so peaceful and stunning!

Hipcamper Drew
Drew S.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2022

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.

Spencer laid down plenty of mulch to make the campsite comfyFrom the front deck: a million dollar view of the gorge!The flowers never stopped!Fire crackles and birdsongs to welcome in the evening
Property
Top of the Gorge Camping
State
Washington
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site