Klickitat County

As a gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, the Cascade Mountains, the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, and the Mount Adams Recreation area, Klickitat County is a popular destination for outdoor recreationists from across North America. Add in the many cultural activities, such as Maryhill Museum of Art, Stonehenge and world class entertainment in the outdoor concerts of the Maryhill Winery and you'll realize that Klickitat County offers a back road adventure with a taste of rural America.

Fishing, hunting, white water rafting, windsurfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, berry and mushroom picking, and scenic tours provide outdoor recreation opportunities to thousands of travelers and business visitors to the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountains.

Visitors find Klickitat County's canyons and vistas, evergreen forests, scenic waterfalls, wildflowers, berry fields, ranch lands, sage-covered hillsides, river rapids, hiking and biking trails, deer, turkey, elk, salmon, steelhead, rodeos, festivals, and for those who seek it, seclusion, among the best in the U.S. The moderate climate makes Klickitat County a year-round outdoor recreation destination.

On its southern edge, the Columbia River provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Visitors may even follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, who, on their 1805 Corp of Discovery expedition to the Pacific Ocean, camped at the mouth of the White Salmon River.