ADVENUTRE | Camping in Klickitat

Klickitat River Camping | A Plus L Photo

A couple weekends ago we decided to head out to the gorge in search of sun and a place to chill for the evening. We met up with my sister and her husband to hike Horsethief Butte which was beautiful. Then it was time to chill.

Yellow Labrador | A Plus L Photo

After our hike we stopped at a little convenience store for some snacks and brews and went in search of a spot to set up camp for the evening. Adam asked around and got a few suggestions from locals which led us up SR 14 past Klickitat. Outside of town is an abandoned spring water mill. Apparently it's been left standing due to a large number of swifts living inside. We didn't realize until after and just thought it was a creepy building. 

Abandoned Mineral Water Plant in Klickitat | A Plus L Photo
Klickitat River Camping | A Plus L Photo
Klickitat River | A Plus L Photo

Latitude: 45°49'08.9"N

Longitude:  121°07'04.4"W

Hiking Difficulty: Easy 

Length of Hike: No hiking needed. 

Mileage from Portland:  69 miles

Road to Arrival: Paved

Dog Friendly: Dog Friendly. There are leash rules, but as the only campers we ignored those. 

Elevation:  479 Feet

Bathrooms: Yes. One small his and hers out house. 

Campfires: Sign at entrance said no fires, but there were fire rings at each camp spot. So yes, we built a fire.

Parking: Significant Amount of Parking

NW Forest Pass:  No site fee

Klickitat Camping | A Plus L Photo
Klickitat River Camping | A Plus L Photo
Klickitat River Camping | A Plus L Photo
Van Camping in Klickitat

We were able to set up right next to the river with not a soul in sight. The dogs enjoyed roaming while we just relaxed. On our return our return to Portland, the views were just too much not to stop and snap a few. 

Columbia River | A Plus L Photo
Columbia River | A Plus L Photo
Westfalia on the Columbia River | A Plus L Photo
Rainbows and the Columbia River | A Plus L Photo