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Columbia Hills State Park

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Thomas I wrote a review Nov 1
Rochester, Washington293 contributions55 helpful votes
It strikes me there is 2 parts of this park. Up in the hills take your time looking at the old farms and some of the equipment they used. The second part is down by the river and is highlighted with all of the petroglyphs.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dave B wrote a review Jul 2020
Tigard, Oregon166 contributions30 helpful votes
We came only to see petroglyphs, so we can't fully comment on the park itself. The petroglyphs aren't as bold or striking as pictures might indicate. Evenso, it's still important to view the history of this area as best as possible.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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masaccio wrote a review Aug 2019
Huntingdon, United Kingdom1,845 contributions707 helpful votes
The Horsethief Butte trail is a short trail with a spectacular view of the river and a stunning rock formation. The views all around the rock are outstanding. Parking is pricey at $10 for the day.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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harry l wrote a review Aug 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you enjoy history and respect for the Native Americans, this is your opportunity for a ninety minute hike along the Columbia. For us, it is imperative to reserve a slot for the hike. It is only open to reservations because otherwise it is closed due to vandalism. Google "she who watches" and take it from there. BEST to book early in the season and not later. It gets very hot.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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signmeup2 wrote a review Jul 2019
Renton, Washington14 contributions10 helpful votes
We rented one of the canvas tents, hoping for some nice weather, enjoying the lake and a camping cookout. The tent is more like a wood structure with unwaxed canvas covering parts of it. The door is a warped wood and there is one "window" with canvas over it to let light through the door. There is one window in the cabin that opens. The beds are the usual state park style beds. The porch is fine and there is a picnic table and fire pit. However, the flap of the tarp stretched over the roof was torn and moves in the wind, making a constant noise. The whole cabin shudders and shakes and groans in the wind. And the wind is constant! None of us could sleep well and it was difficult to eat outside with no wind-break--everything was blowing around. We stayed for 24 hours and with no change in the wind, we packed up and left. This place would make a nice day trip, as it is pretty and the petroglyhps are nice. The lake seems fine for small boating, but not swimming.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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