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WASHINGTON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
ROCK CREEK BOAT RAMP
LATITUDE: N 4543.165
LONGITUDE: W 12027.649
(GPS from Boat Ramp and Parking Area)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Rock Creek Boat Ramp

We don't know actual names and limited
information concerning this Boat Ramp
and Recreation Site on Rock Creek Road.
We overnight camped here several times.

Parking Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Parking Area at the Boat Ramp

Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Rock Creek
Rock Creek

Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Not an official campground...
There are no signs or information.
Site has been abandoned???

Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Weeds starting to overgrow the pavement.

Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Camp Area at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Limited number of people or vehicles.

Old Bathrooms
Old Bathrooms
Doors are welded closed...

Old Bathrooms and Camping Area
LATITUDE: N 4543.218
LONGITUDE: W 12027.644
Kind of spooky...
Reminds us of the movie "Rest Area"
We didn't see ghosts or anything bad,
but there is a feeling of a psychopathic
murderer watching and you might be
the next victim.

Path towards the old Outhouse
Path towards the old outhouse...

Parking Area at Rock Creek Camp Area
Parking Area at Rock Creek Camp Area

Portable Toilet at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Portable Toilet and Garbage Dumpster
at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Portable Toilet
Garbage Container
Boat Ramp and Parking Areas
There are no firerings...

Boat Ramp Viewed from Camp Area
Boat Ramp Viewed from Camp Area

Abandoned Building
Abandoned building
The doors are welded closed

Owl living in Abandoned Building
Owl living in abandoned building

Road towards the building with the owl
Road towards the building with the owl.

Old Lamp Post at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Old Lamp Post at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Cement Circles
Cement circles from some kind of old structure.
There are two groups with three pads each. The
circular pads are different diameters.

Klickitat County Fire District
Klickitat County Fire District
Burn Ban May 1 - Nov. 1
This is an old sign and you need to check
any fire restrictions that may apply.

Fire District 9
Fire District 9
These are the only signs and information
at Rock Creek Boat Ramp.

There are no information signs, except the
two signs above for Klickitat County Fire
District.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
It is your responsibility to know what fire
restrictions are in effect. A shovel, ax, and
5 gallons of water may be required. Leather
gloves and fire extinguisher recommended.

Rock Creek Canyon
Rock Creek Canyon

Columbia River Arm of Rock Creek
Columbia River Arm of Rock Creek

Columbia River Arm of Rock Creek
Columbia River Arm of Rock Creek

DIRECTIONS:
From Hwy.97 / Biggs, OR
Take Hwy.97 north across the bridge
Turn right on Hwy.14 east
Rock Creek Road is xx miles at Milepost 121
Take Rock Creek Road for xx miles
You will see the old bathroom and boat ramp.

Rock Creek Road viewed from Campground
Rock Creek Road viewed from Campground

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Paved...

ODOT Road Cams
Photo taken from ODOT Road Cams
December 21, 2008

OREGON ROAD CAMS

While the weather is more moderate in this area
it can and does snow in winter. Usually the snow
only last a couple days...

Old Highway 8
Old Hwy.8 looking east from the junction
of Rock Creek Road.

Old Highway 8
Hwy.8 towards Goldendale, WA

Chamberlain-Goodnoe Road
Chamberlain-Goodnoe Road
Gate is blocking the road. The road winds and
twists it's way back towards the Columbia River
Gorge and Highway 14.

Old House on Highway 8
Old House on Hwy.8
Continue on Rock Creek Road to Hwy.8
Turn left and house is a couple miles at the
junction of Chamberlain-Goodnoe Road.

Old House on Highway 8
Same house from different view...

Wind Turbine on Old Highway 8
Wind Turbine on Old Hwy.8
Near the old house at the junction
of Chamberlain-Goodnoe Road

Rock Creek Road
Rock Creek Road
(North from Old Hwy.8)

Rock Creek Road
Rock Creek Road
(North from Old Hwy.8)

Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road
Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road

Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road
Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road

Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road
Junked Cars on Rock Creek Road

Showers at Maryhill State Park and Historic Site
$.50 for 3 minutes. (Need to use quarters)
Free Day Use Area and Parking

Lock at John Day Dam
Lock at John Day Dam

Maryhill, WA
Maryhill, WA

Indian Petroglyphs at Cliffs Park
John Day Dam Petroglyphs
Indian Petroglyphs at Cliffs Park

JOHN DAY DAM PETROGLYPHS
LATITUDE: N 4542.981
LONGITUDE: W 12042.272
From the fishing platform nearest to
John Day Dam walk along the river
towards the lock. The petroglyphs
are on the cliff face. There are Bear
Paws and other symbols.

Samuel Hill Memorial Bridge
Samuel Hill Memorial Bridge.
Built in 1962
Hwy.97 over the Columbia River
Viewed from Cliffs Park at the first campsite
east of Maryhill, WA

Columbia River from Cliffs Park
Columbia River from Cliffs Park

CLIFFS PARK
LATITUDE: N 4542.819
LONGITUDE: W 12042.718
West on Hwy.14 at the John Day Dam
Road follows the Columbia River for several
miles with dispersed campsites. Incredible
scenery...

Columbia River from Rufus Landing
Columbia River Gorge from Rufus Landing
On the Oregon side of the Columbia River
Opposite side of river from Cliffs Park

RUFUS LANDING
LATITUDE: N 4541.593
LONGITUDE: W 12045.288
Dispersed and primitive camping on the
Oregon side of the Columbia River
opposite of Cliffs Park.

Giles French Park
French Glen and Giles French Park

FRENCH GLEN
LATITUDE: N 4542.175
LONGITUDE: W 12043.466
Dispersed and primitive camping on the
Oregon side of the Columbia River
opposite of Cliffs Park.

Avery Park and Indian Fishing Treaty Site
Avery Park and Fishing Treaty Site

AVERY PARK
LATITUDE: N 4539.748
LONGITUDE: W 12102.117
Hwy.14 between milepost 89-90
(3 miles west from Wishram, WA)

Sundale Park and Fishing Treaty Site
Sundale Park and Fishing Treaty Site

SUNDALE PARK
LATITUDE: N 4543.134
LONGITUDE: W 12018.924
Indian Fishing Treaty Access Site
Hwy.14 at milepost 128

Stonehenge Memorial
Stonehenge Memorial

STONEHENGE MEMORIAL
LATITUDE: N 4541.660
LONGITUDE: W 12048.380
Hwy.14 east from Maryhill, WA
Stonehenge Memorial is a replica of
the Stonehenge Monument in England...
Built by Samuel Hill as a memorial to
Klickitat County soldiers who lost their
lives in World War One. Construction
was completed in 1929.

War Memorial
War Memorial

The War Memorial is dedicated to...
Next to Stonehenge Memorial

Maryhill Loops Road
Maryhill Loops Road

MARYHILL LOOPS ROAD
Maryhill Loops Road was the first paved
road in America. Closed to cars and now
a skateboard mecca. Hwy.14 about 1/4 mile
east from Stonehenge.

PHOTO HERE
Windsurfers in Columbia Gorge

Wishram Washington
Wishram, WA

Stone House on Highway 14
Stone House on Hwy.14 / Milepost 85
Near Horse Thief State Park

Old House on Highway 24
Old House on Hwy.24, WA

Wind Turbines on Smith Road
Wind Turbines on Smith Road in Oregon

Wind Turbines on Smith Road
Wind Turbines on Smith Road in Oregon

Wind Turbines on Smith Road
Wind Turbines on Smith Road in Oregon

Also see: 29 PINES CAMPGROUND
Also see:
AVERY PARK
Also see:
CLIFFS PARK
Also see:
FRENCH GLEN
Also see:
GLENWOOD-GOLDENDALE
Also see:
MOUNT SAINT HELENS
Also see:
RUFUS LANDING
Also see:
SUNDALE PARK
Also see:
TEANAWAY CAMPGROUND
Also see:
WILLIAMS CAMPGROUND

Liberty Site Washington
Liberty Site, WA
Near Williams Campground in Washington.

Seed Pods
Seed Pods at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
(October 30. 2007)

Seed Pods
Seed Pods at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
(October 30. 2007)

Seed Pods
Seed Pods at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
(October 30. 2007)

Maybe we have too much time when photos
of seeds become a focus point.

Sewage
Sewage on ground near the portable toilet
at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Somebody dumped sewage into the river.
Maybe an accident when pumping out the
toilet. Could have been from a RV holding
tank, but who would do something like that.

Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp
Road at Rock Creek Boat Ramp

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Camped here October 29, 2007

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TOURIST PHOTOS

Bring extra film for the camera or batteries
for digital cameras. The Columbia Gorge is
extremely scenic and photos around every
turn in the road.

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WASHINGTON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
ROCK CREEK BOAT RAMP