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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Beacon Rock State Park campsites now available by reservation

People can plan ahead to camp at the park May 15 – Sept. 15

OLYMPIA – Jan. 30, 2020 – Washington State Parks announces that people can now reserve individual campsites at two Beacon Rock State Park campgrounds. Until recently, these campsites were only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Previously, the only reservable sites were the group campground and kitchen shelters.

For those who like to plan ahead, the campsites can be reserved up to nine months in advance, from May 15 through Sept. 15. Last-minute, spontaneous visitors can take a chance on getting one of three first-come, first-served campsites without a reservation. 

Upper Campground
Located in the park on the north side of State Route 14. Open April 1 through Oct. 31.

  • 25 standard tent sites
  • 1 first-come, first-served hiker/biker site

Woodard Creek Campground
Located on the Columbia River side of SR 14. Open year-round.

  • 5 RV sites (maximum length – 40 feet; full hookup)

Moorage Campground

  • 2 first-come, first-served standard campsites

Reservations can be made online at, or by calling (888)-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688)

About Beacon Rock State Park
Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,458-acre, camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock itself is the core of an ancient volcano. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River and more than 26 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.

News media contacts:
Kayce Rodriguez, Reservation System Program (360) 902-8672
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

 News release number: 20-009

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