Viento State Park in Oregon

Located in the Columbia Gorge, Viento State Park might be just the place to stay during your hiking or windsurfing adventures. It’s also near the Hood River Fruit Loop.


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Know Before You Go

Location: Within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Off 1-84, between Cascade Locks and Hood River
Day Use:
Yes, with a fee
Seasonal Use:
Campground open mid March until the end of October. Day-use open year round.
Overnight Options:
North campground primarily sites with electric and water. South campground is for tents.
Toilets & Showers: Yes
RV Dump Station: No
Cell Service: Fair
Highway and Train Noise: Yes

Day-Use Area

Day-use areas are available from the north campground area. There is a picnic area, as well as river access. If you’re not camping, there is a day-use fee.



This park has two sections – one on the north side of the interstate and one to the south. If you’re camping in an RV, you’ll stay in the north campground. Tent sites are mostly on the south side. River access is easier from the north section. The south side has easy access to the State hiking trail.


Go For a Hike

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: A short distance from the south campground is a trailhead for the HCRH State Trail. This section of the trail heads west and is about 6 miles. It is a great place to explore – for kids, too. The paved path passes a number of waterfalls before reaching the end at Wyeth Campground.

Viento Creek Trail: An out and back trail. It’s considered challenging and is reported to be overgrown.


Gorge Area Parking Permits

  • Where Oregon State Park day-use parking permits are required, your Viento State Park camping receipt is valid for the days you are registered at the park.
  • Some Forest Service sites (including the Eagle Creek Rec area and Bridge of the Gods Trailhead) require a NW Forest Pass. America the Beautiful passes are valid.
  • Parking at Multnomah Falls is free, but may require a timed use permit.


Other Campgrounds Nearby


Optional Items to Bring



Historic Columbia River Highway

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area stretches 80 miles from Troutdale to The Dalles. The canyon cuts right through the Cascade Mountain Range creating spectacular waterfalls and basalt cliffs.






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