Enjoy swimming, windsurfing, fishing, art

all in the Columbia River Gorge 


The area surrounding Peach Beach RV Park is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Just over the border in Oregon is The Dalles, known as the end of the Oregon Trail. It’s an ideal location for windsurfing, and the fishing for walleye and sturgeon in the Columbia River is first-rate. On the Washington side, Horsethief Lake State Park is the site of some of the most famous pictographs along the river. Fishing, swimming and picnicking are popular at the lake. There’s plenty of history to explore at The Dalles, like Rock Fort Camp, where Lewis and Clark stayed, and the Fort Dalles Museum.

Maryhill State Park— Maryhill State Park is a 99-acre camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the Columbia River. The area is significant for its natural beauty, its access to the surrounding natural wonders and its cultural history. You may see deer, muskrats, otters, hawks and owls among the many birds and animals that call the park home,. It’s open all year for beachcombing, bird-watching, sailboarding, swimming, water-skiing and boating.

Maryhill State Park

Maryhill State Park

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center — Reenact the daily life of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by climbing into a canvas tent, aiming a flintlock rifle and taking a whiff of the medicinal herbs used along the trail. It’s one of many exhibits at the center, located on 54 acres adjacent to the Columbia River and Historic Columbia River Highway. Meet up with live birds of prey like falcons, hawks, owl and eagles at the Raptor Experience, presented Monday through Friday. Walk the grounds to observe the amazing scenery and native plants.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Goldendale Observatory State Park— Watch the stars come out when you gaze through one of the largest public telescopes in the country at Goldendale Observatory State Park. The park offers spectacular views of the countryside from atop the 2,100-foot-tall observatory hill in the daytime, and magnificent views of the universe at night. It has one of the largest telescopes open to the public in the country. Tours and programs are offered year-round.

Goldendale Observatory

Goldendale Observatory

Stonehenge Memorial— Samuel Hill, the pioneering entrepreneur of the area, decided to honor World War I casualties by building a full-size replica of Stonehenge. Unable to use local stone, workers poured reinforced concrete and recreated the rough texture with crumpled tin. The full-size concrete reproduction is an astonishing sight in the middle of open space.

Stonehenge Memorial

Stonehenge Memorial

Maryhill Museum— Samuel Hill turned his unfinished mansion into the Maryhill Museum, a magnificent collection surrounded by expansive grounds. The castle-like building and grounds are as stunning as the art works it holds. The museum houses a collection that includes early 20th century European works, Native American art and more than 80 sculptures by Auguste Rodin, creator of “The Thinker.”

Maryhill Museum

Maryhill Museum

Maryhill Winery— You’ll see stars at the Maryhill Winery, where the outdoor summer concerts features some of the brightest lights in entertainment. The wine-tasting room is open daily, and the view is always spectacular. Performers at its outdoor amphitheater this year are Santana, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, ZZ Top and Doobie Brothers, Steve Winwood, and Goo Goo Dolls with Phillips Phillips.

If you are attending a concert and would like to try and schedule a shuttle ride please contact: 
Martins Gorge Tours 877-290-8687
Hood River Taxi and Limousine Service 541-399-9954
Explore the Gorge 541-386-2384
Hood River Tours/Columbia Wine Tours 541-350-9850

Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery

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