Beacon Rock Day Use Picnic Shelter

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

State Parks used this grant to construct a picnic shelter in the Doetsch Day Use Area at Beacon Rock State Park. The shelter will provide picnic facilities for general park use and for outdoor gatherings such as weddings, family reunions and community events. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is picnicking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 229800 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Skamania Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1420

Location Details

Located 35 miles east of Vancouver, Wash. in Skamania County. From Seattle: Take I-5 south to Vancouver. Just north of Vancouver, take I-205 south. Follow I-205 south to the Hwy. 14 exit (last exit before crossing the Columbia River into Oregon). Follow Hwy. 14 east. Beacon Rock and the park entrance are located at mile post 35. From Portland: Take I-84 eastbound along the Columbia River to Cascade Locks. At Cascade Locks, cross the Columbia River into Washington on the Bridge of the Gods toll bridge. Turn left onto Hwy. 14. Follow Hwy. 14 west for seven miles to Beacon Rock.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.