Columbia River - Washington Shoreline Access

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is home to one of the most spectacular stretches of the Columbia River, and within our boundaries lie a variety of state, county, and local parks that provide shoreline access from the Washington side. Be sure to check their website for applicable fees, current conditions, and restrictions:

  • Beacon Rock State Park. This freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River, maintained by Washington State Parks has strong currents. Visit website >
  • Dougs Beach State Park. On the Columbia River, this undeveloped day-use site is a Washington State Park well-suited for advanced windsurfers. Visit website >
  • Maryhill State Park. The Columbia River provides opportunities for stand-up paddleboarding, kiteboarding, windsurfing, and other water fun at this Washington State Park. Visit website >
  • Spring Creek Fish Hatchery State Park. This Washington State Park offers premier windsurfing and kiteboarding opportunities, with views of Mount Hood. Visit website >
  • Stevenson – Bob’s Beach. The City of Stevenson bills this as one of the windiest spots in the Gorge, and a web cam makes it easy to check current conditions. Visit website >

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check applicable state and local websites for updates, fee information, and alerts.
Fees: State or local fees may apply - check websites listed for each site.
Operated By: State and local partners


Boating - Non-Motorized



Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities