Sams Walker Day Use/Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A secluded pastoral setting with over a mile of accessible trails. Very lightly used, this is a great family picnic site. The area is accessible to all users.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Area is accessible to all users.
Fees $5/vehicle/day or NW Forest Pass
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: 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

Directions:

From Bingen, WA: Travel west on Washington State Route 14 approximately 22 miles to Skamania Landing Road at milepost (MP) 32.8. Turn left (south) onto Skamania Landing road and travel 1/4 miles crossing the railroad tracks to the parking area.

From Vancouver, WA: Travel east on Washington State Route 14 approximately 33 miles to Skamania Landing Road at MP 32.8. Turn right (south) onto Skamania Landing road and travel 1/4 miles crossing the railroad tracks to the parking area.


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Highlights

  • Recreation Passes
  • Benson Bridge Closure Link opens in a Pdf Document
    Early in the morning on Thursday January 9, 2014, a large rock fell from the surrounding cliffs at Multnomah Falls and damaged the historic pedestrian Benson Bridge. The bridge sustained damage to a 4x4 foot section of the pedestrian bridge and associated railings. Due to damage on the bridge, Benson Bridge is closed at Multnomah Falls for safety reasons indefinitely until repairs can be made. The trail leading to the bridge is closed at both sections of the bridge until a design and repairs can be completed. It is anticipated that the bridge closure will last several months. Visitors will be able to hike the Larch Mountain trail #441 up to Benson Bridge, which will still allow visitors good views of the iconic falls. All other trails in the area will remain open. However, the popular Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls loop and the Horsetail Falls to Multnomah Falls loop will not be passable due to the closure.
  • Cape Horn Peregrine Falcon Closure Link opens in a Pdf Document
    Seasonal closure February 1 through July 15 at Cape Horn ensures their continuing presence.

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.611788
  Longitude : 
-122.051942
  Elevation : 
100