On the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. Just 45 minutes from Portland or Vancouver, and three and a half hours from Seattle, Stevenson is perfect to visit for the day, the weekend or an extended vacation.
A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in our surroundings. Downtown Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Not to mention our award-winning local brewpub.
Just up the hill from downtown is the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Venture back in time. View the cataclysmic formation of the Gorge and artifacts from Native American tribes and early settlers in the area.
Stevenson is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. And there’s even more to discover in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to the north. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley.
In Stevenson, there’s something for everyone. Head off on your favorite outdoor activity, or try something new. Perhaps just sit at Bob’s Beach and watch the colorful sails of windsurfers and kiteboarders as they harness the powerful winds of the Columbia Gorge. Heck, while you’re at it, break out the laptop and harness the power of Stevenson’s free Wi-Fi.
American Cruise Lines now brings the newly refurbished “Queen of the West” to the Stevenson Landing. The 120-passenger capacity paddlewheel vessel cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers during the spring, summer and fall. For the schedule, visit www.portofskamania.org.
For visitor information about Stevenson, please contact the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce at 800-989-9178 or visit at 167 NW Second Avenue (Highway 14) in Stevenson.