Beacon Rock State Park Campground

Camas, Washington 98607

Beacon Rock State Park Campground

Beacon Rock State Park Campground Professional Review and Guide

"Beacon Rock, once known as Castle Rock but renamed by Lewis and Clark in 1805, towers 848 feet above the mighty Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and is second only to the Rock of Gibraltar in size.

Several smaller but similar rock formations in this section of the gorge have prompted geologists to hypothesize that Beacon Rock may be the exposed volcanic plug of an ancient mountain, part of a range that preceded the Cascades. The monolith is estimated at 57,000 years old, actually young by geologic measure."

Beacon Rock State Park Campground Reviews

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8/26/2005
This campground was just what we were looking for... off the beaten path, but very comfortable for some of our friends who spend little time in the woods. High elevation surrounded by trees. A back packers dream come true as far as car camping goes. The narrow curving and steep road up can really put your car, truck, or van to its limits-- so drive with caution. Also--- only a handful of camp sites--- by 4:00 on a friday all the prime ones were taken. So get there early.
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Camas
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Park, year-round; main campground, April 1-October 31
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