Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Columbia River Gorge (the Vista House, Waterfalls, and Stonehenge)

We spent two nights at The Columbia Riverfront RV Park in Woodland, Washington, We were workampers there the summer of 2009 and really enjoyed it. Shirley and Jay really keep this park so sharp and it is beautiful. We camped right on the Columbia River. You can watch the huge ships go by. If you are in the area and want to park at an exceptional campground, this would be the one to try:

For a link to the RV Park, link to:

Today we decided to head to the Columbia River Gorge to see the water falls. It was one of our favorite places when we stayed at The Columbia Riverfront RV Park.

Our first stop today was The Vista House which is on the Columbia River Highway. It is on a rocky promontory 733' above the Columbia River Gorge. The House is an octagonal building with its copper dome now houses a museum, gift shop and interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge.

For more information on the Vista House, link to:

View from the Vista House

After we left the Vista House, we stayed on the same road and stopped at some of the wonderful waterfalls in the gorge. Most of the waterfalls along the gorge are almost right next to the road although some require a small hike. We missed one waterfall because we couldn't find a place to park - there were a lot of people out today, however, we stopped at several of them. Most of them are right along the road.

For more information on Latourell Falls, link to:

For more information on Multnomah Falls, link to:

For more information on Horsetail falls, link to:

Our last stop today was at Stone Henge near Goldendale Washington. It is a actually a War Memorial to military personnel who gave their lives in World War I. It is a beautiful setting and it was fun to visit it again.

For more information on Stonehenge (the one in the Columbia Rive Gorge), link to:

A vineyard just below Stone Henge

The Columbia River

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