- Located on the Columbia River on the state's southern border.WA
- State Parks
Columbia Hills State Park (which includes the Horsethief Lake area and Dalles Mountain Ranch area) is a 3,338-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Horsethief Butte dominates the skyline. It stands over the lake like an ancient castle. The lake itself is about 90 acres in size and is actually an impoundment of the Columbia River. The lake was flooded into existence by the reservoir created by The Dalles Dam.A vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.
Hours + Fees
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens Apirl 1.
Map + Directions
Located on the Columbia River on the state's southern border.From Oregon:Driving east or west on I-84, take exit #87 and drive north on U.S. 197 across the Columbia River bridge. Continue north about four miles to SR 14, and turn right, heading east. The park is located at milepost-85.
From Washington:Drive east or west on SR 14 along the Columbia River. The park is located at milepost-85.