Viento State Park
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Viento State Park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, and windsurfing.
Where a railroad station once stood is now the home of one of the Gorge’s best kept secrets: Viento is a great place to camp! With modern campsites, Viento almost always has a spot available when other campgrounds in the area are full. No reservations are required. On weekends in the summer, rangers provide interpretive programs. A fully-accesible restroom is located here.
Viento has a day-use area with easy access to the Columbia River and some of the best windsurfing in the Gorge. There’s a great picnic area right next to a wonderful babbling creek (just right for skimming stones and soaking sore feet).
A 1-mile trail from Viento to Starvation Creek takes you along a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Now a hiking trail, there hasn’t been auto traffic here in more than 50 years.
Vital stats: Open March – November. A small fee or an annual parks pass is required for day-use. The campground provides 58 electrical campsites and, 17 tent (maximum site 30 feet).
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