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.
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.
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
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.