In 1998 State Parks underwent a public planning process to identify natural, cultural, and recreational issues and establish land classifications for Beacon Rock State Park. In 2001 State Parks adopted the Beacon Rock State Park Management Plan to address the issues identified through the public planning process.
Washington State Parks is currently in the process of updating the 2001 Management Plan to address changes that have occurred at the park including property acquisition, evolving recreational needs and on-going resource management issues. This review will result in updated management recommendations for the park.
Background Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park with historic significance dating back hundreds of years. At over 840 tall, Beacon Rock is the core of an ancient volcano. A mile-long trail to its summit provides outstanding panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge. The park has over 20 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. In addition, Beacon Rock is a popular technical rock climbing destination.
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Randy Kline, Park Planner
PO Box 42650 Olympia WA 98504-2650
Phone: (360) 902-8632