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Address: Dallesport, WA 98617-0426
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Horsethief Lake attracts fishing and camping enthusiasts primarily, but...

Horsethief Lake attracts fishing and camping enthusiasts primarily, but anyone interested in beautiful scenery will enjoy the park and nearby Celilo Falls just as much.

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Glorious Spring Flowers

A photography trip to enjoy the balsamroot which carpets these hills in the early spring. It was beautiful and the scope was far more vast than I could cover. Miles of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WA State USA
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WA State USA
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A photography trip to enjoy the balsamroot which carpets these hills in the early spring. It was beautiful and the scope was far more vast than I could cover. Miles of trails,views from mountain to the Columbia River, fascinating history, and yes, a gravel road to drive carefully on, and further on a one lane mountain spur which takes one... More 

Thank LollyWAStateUSA
Olympia, Washington
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217 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Horsethief Butte Trail is part of the Columbia Hills State Park. The trail at the Butte has 2 routes, one makes for an easy out and back or the other a more difficult. We chose to do the more difficult way in (clockwise around the butte) and then come out the easy route, making a big loop. It was a... More 

Thank PuraVidaDawn
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Stopped by the park to take in the petroglyph walking tour, but we missed the last one of the season. We did get permission from a ranger to head down and do the self-guided tour even though the park was closed. It was amazing to have the place to ourselves and be able to soak in the history and awe... More 

Thank Daria D
Vancouver, Washington
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237 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Columbia hills SP is on the Columbia river and a man made lake. You can camp, fish and boat. But what I found the most interesting is the Pictographs. To really see them you can take a guided ranger walk (this is the only way to see the ones in situ) that is offered weekends only. Call to reserve a... More 

Thank HugoHobbs
Everett, Washington
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Stunning petroglyphs and a story of the gains of western civilization at the expense of native culture and history. That it is inevitable does not make it easy to dismiss. Go see it.

Thank BentTadpole
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

So cool! Was here years ago, very memorable, and this time was even better than I remembered. Great guide, great park staff, amazing landscapes. We'll worth the drive. Thank you Sam Hill...

Thank iamatTA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If your camping...the camp sites are next to HorseThief Lake State Park/Little Spearfish Lake Lake...do not drive up Dalles Mount Rd...this is a gravel road and will destroy your RV with ruts. The road to lake and camping is .6 Mile east of the intersection of Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway and Dalles Mount Road on the right. Look at... More 

1 Thank Kent G
San Diego, California
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466 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

The highlight of Columbia Hills is the display of Native American petroglyphs. These were salvaged from the gorge before they and many other historic sites were flooded by the building of The Dalles Dam. These are some magnificent pieces and I really appreciate that someone had the forethought to save them before they were lost to "progress".

2 Thank TheSpeis
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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212 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I find this place to be so, so odd. First off, there are three different areas to pull off to see the park. If you're traveling east on highway 14, the first pull off is to the left and is where you can see the old abandoned ranch. There is supposed to be a hike up here, but honestly the... More 

Thank Erica I
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Was here for a picnic on Mother's Day. It was very windy and the camp host was awesome to help us find a site that was sheltered from the wind. I give him 5 stars for his effort and friendliness.

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