St. Cloud Day Use/Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

St. Cloud Day Use Picnic site along the accessible loop trail

1/2 mile accessible loop trail which passes through an historic apple orchard provides great opportunites for a family stroll and wildlife viewing. Please be aware of the nearby railroad tracks.

Acquired by the USDA Forest Service in 1990, the site of the old St. Cloud Ranch homestead has been developed to provide public access to an area of local historical importance. The area is possibly the largest remaining natural wetland in the Gorge, providing habitat for an extensive variety of wildlife. The site is culturally significant to Native Americans as well. Historically, members of the Watlala Tribe utilized many of the plant and animal species that were or are present at the St. Cloud site.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open (day use)
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motor vehicles on trail.
Closest Towns: Washougal, WA; Stevenson, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1). ADA accessible.
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment 
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


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From Bingen, WA: Travel west on Washington State Route 14 approximately 35 miles to milepost (MP) 29.9. Turn left (south) and cross the railroad tracks to site's parking area.

From Vancouver, WA: Travel east on Washington State Route 14 approximately 30 miles to milepost (MP) 29.9. Turn right (south) and cross the railroad tracks to site's parking area.

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Short loop through a historic apple orchard. 

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