Top 10 Things to do in Stevenson, United States

October 19, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Stevenson is a city in Skamania County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,465 at the 2010 census, a 22% increase over 2000. It is the county seat of Skamania County and home to the Skamania County Court House and Sheriff's Office. Stevenson is home to the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, which focuses on several tribes that were once located near the Columbia River.
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1. Beacon Rock

State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Beacon Rock

A mile-long walking trail takes you to the peak of this 800-foot geological structure formed from an ancient volcano, and rewards you with a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.

Reviewed By QUYNH73 - AUSTIN

Pretty easy day hike with manageable trails and inclines for beginner hikers. Quite a few switch backs but the views make it worthwhile. Plenty of vistas for taking photos. Went on a Thursday afternoon just before lunchtime and did not have very much foot traffic to contend with.

2. Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour

1131 Skamania Lodge Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-6186
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5 based on 565 reviews

Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour

Enjoy a beautiful stretch of Pacific Northwest forest on the Skamania Lodge property in the Columbia Gorge. We offer seven zip lines, three suspension bridges and a belay from one of our tree platforms. Our guides are awesome and will make sure you have a great time on the tour! We are located inside Skamania Lodge which is a worthy attraction itself. Tour guest weight limits are 60 to 275 lbs. Closed toe shoes required.

Reviewed By Andressa C

My friend and I were recently up at Skamania as she wanted to check ziplining off her bucket list. (I'd zipped the course last summer. My friend is in her 70s and really wanted to try it.) She was pretty nervous at first, but the team pretty quickly put her at ease about any safety concerns she had. Greg took the time to walk her through all the safety checks and double checks they conduct before and during the experience, clearly communicated what she would experience, and made her feel at ease. We both had a ball! By the second zip, she was letting go of the rope, and she even sling-shot the last zip so she could go as fast as possible! It was an amazing experience for us both. Greg and Ashley made it the BEST.

3. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404 +1 800-991-2338
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge.

Reviewed By Bird-Dog5

Well-rounded, even includes beautiful antique, hand-sewn quilts, geology film on how the gorge was formed (we didn't know about the floods!). locomotives, machinery, and river boat memorabilia on display. Great location, too.Thank you for your kind review, is there a reason that you only gave us one star? We are always looking for ways to improve.

4. Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center

70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663 +1 503-374-8393
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center

Reviewed By Susie G - Anderson, South Carolina

Children would especially like to see these huge sturgeon. It is free with free parking also. You can see the fish by standing beside their pool or walking down steps and looking through glass.

5. Beacon Rock State Park

State Highway 14, North Bonneville, WA +1 509-427-8265
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Beacon Rock State Park

Reviewed By XplorerMike - Tacoma, Washington

Came here after completing the Hamilton Mountain trail...across the street. This is a 0.9 mile (each way) quickly hike up the stump of a rock. lol. The elevation gain is about 600 ft ish. The "trail" is essentially a concrete sidewalk all the way up. It is heavily traffic'd so be patient with people ahead of you. Lots of switchbacks...was kind of fun. Overall fun for all.

6. Bonneville Hatchery

70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6663 +1 541-374-8393
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

Bonneville Hatchery

Reviewed By Dylan B - White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Really fun family friendly place to stop and spend an hour or so. Don't overlook it - might not seem like much, but we really had a good time. Once you're done with the self guided tour, the gift shop was good - and we spent some time eating a picnic on the grounds. Just a little hidden gem - and great for kids!

7. Cape Horn Lookout

Columbia River Hwy 14, Stevenson, WA
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Cape Horn Lookout

Reviewed By ARretired - Little Rock, Arkansas

The view of the Columbia River is beautiful from the lookout, but there is no sign telling you where to pull off for this lovely view. We drove east on Hwy. 14 from Vancouver, searching for this lookout, and never found it (because we were looking for a sign). When we got to the Cape Horn Road and Cape Horn trailhead, we knew we'd missed it because we were almost at river level. On our way back east, we started looking for a pull-off area after we passed Cape Horn Road on the south side of the highway at a higher elevation, and found the spot. Be prepared to stop suddenly to pull off. The view was gorgeous!

8. Bonneville Lock & Dam

Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150 +1 541-374-8820
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4.5 based on 483 reviews

Bonneville Lock & Dam

Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.

Reviewed By Robert J - Lake Jackson, United States

I wanted to go, my wife didn't. I was driving, so we went. ;-)
Both of us were glad we did.
My wife loved the views of the river and the fish ladder, and the history recounted in the visitor center. I liked that and the tour of the turbine station (which I think she even found interesting, though less than me).
We both agreed it was a highlight of our Columbia River Gorge trip. And, the price was right!

9. Martin's Gorge Tours

Stevenson, WA 18177
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5 based on 29 reviews

Martin's Gorge Tours

Reviewed By pathfinndr - Norman, OK

Martin did a custom private tour for our small group of four. We wanted to do some hiking in the Columbia Gorge as well as seeing some of the waterfalls. We went on a beautifully sunny day in early May, and Martin was knowledgeable enough to steer us away from some of the more crowded sites. We stopped briefly for photos at the spectacular Multnomah Falls, and then traveled further to hike the Starvation Ridge Trail, plus the very short and easy Starvation Creek Falls trail. The ridge trail was steep, but rewarded us with wonderfuls views of the Columbia River and Gorge, and a nice variety of wild flowers and plants, which Martin identified when we were uncertain. Martin's vehicle was great, and he was prompt in picking us up from our hotel in Portland, and he returned us on time. He also sent some a few of his own photos by e-mail, afterward. We very much enjoyed the tour, which fully met our specifications, and we would highly recommend his tour company.

10. Skamania Lodge Golf Course

1131 Skamania Lodge Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-6186 +1 509-427-7700
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Skamania Lodge Golf Course

Reviewed By Gmickers11661 - Portland, Oregon

I have golfed this course several times. Take a lot of balls it is narrow and wooded. I have never felt rushed there which is nice. You need a golf cart for this one
Pro's: beautiful and fun. Golf shop sells wine bottle made to fit in cup holders on carts.
Con's: no cigars at golf course or stroke/ball counters for sale
Hot dogs are disgusting and rubbery

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