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Description -

Horsethief Lake State Park is part of Klickitat County in southwest Washington, 17 miles east of White Salmon and 28 miles west of Goldendale on State Route 14. With 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River, the park also covers over 300 acres.

Horsethief Lake State Park covers 337.97 acres and 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. The park includes 12 campsites, 35 picnic sites, two non-vehicle sites, two boat launches, a trailer dump, two miles of road, and two miles of trails.

Well known petroglyph "She Who Watches" and other significant Native American cultural resources are located at this park. The petroglyph access is available only by guided tour, 10: 00 AM, Friday and Saturday April through October. Reservations for the guided tours must be requested in advance through the Park Ranger at (509) 767-1159.

Attractions - Horsethief Lake State Park covers 337.97 acres and 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. The park includes 12 campsites, 35 picnic sites, two non-vehicle sites, two boat launches, a trailer dump, two miles of road, and two miles of trails. Well known petroglyph "She Who Watches" and other significant Native American cultural resources are located at this park. The petroglyph access is available only by guided tour, 10: 00 AM, Friday and Saturday April through October. Reservations for the guided tours must be requested in advance through the Park Ranger at (509) 767-1159.

Recreation - Recreational activities include boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, rock climbing and wind surfing.

Climate - Influenced by the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains, this area is characterized by a generally wet and temperate climate. Winters are cool and cloudy with rain and some snow. Maximum winter temperatures are normally in the mid- to high 40s with minimum temperatures in the mid 30s. Summers are warm and relatively dry with maximum and minimum temperatures in the mid 70s and low 50s, respectively.

Location - Horsethief Lake State Park in Klickitat County in southwest Washington is 17 miles east of White Salmon and 28 miles west of Goldendale on State Route 14.


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Contact Information:
Horsethief Lake State Park, P.O. Box 426 , Dallesport, WA, 98617, Phone: 509-767-1159, Fax: 509-767-4304

Additional Information:
Seattle Area/Volcano Country - This is Volcano Country, home of three volcanoes and a gorge, all in remarkably close proximity to urban centers, from Portland to Puget Sound. This region includes the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas as well as Vancouver, Washington.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

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Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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