Beacon Rock State Park Hotels

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Upper Camping Area: Loop with Tent and Small Vehicle Camping

I have not stayed at this campground but it appears to be a pleasant and much smaller campground. It is farther from Highway 14 than the lower campground, which is close to the base of Beacon Rock and traffic noise is not as easily heard. It is positioned at the end of a narrow canyon that is accessed by a narrow road that goes uphill from highway 14, and the road is such that larger vehicles of most any sort can not be accommodated.

Most of the sites here are small tent sites, or possibly van camping but no larger recreational vehicles can navigate the road up the hill, nor could they fit in most of the camp site parking spots. One or two sites have no vehicle parking at all and are dedicated "Hiker / Biker Camp Sites".

Only one camp site has a pull-through parking area.

Restroom facilities with showers (pay showers - be sure to bring coins!) are located in the center of the loop.

Most of the time, those using this camping facility must self-register according to the instructions on the sign at the entrance to the camp ground.

The campground was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

The area is heavily forested with easy access to the hiking trails, and fairly far from the highway noise.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Camping
  • Written May 1, 2013
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