Trail News/ What's New?

TRAVEL TO:
The Dalles, Oregon Directory


                                                            
  
                                          
 Lewis and Clark Trail "Re-live the Adventure"

From the Journals of
Lewis and Clark


PODCAST

Directory

Search the Trail

   
Washington
Horsethief Lake State Park (state park), Washington, United States
Columbia Hills State Park (which includes the Horsethief Lake State Park and Dalles Mountain Ranch area) is a 3,338-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River.

Horsethief Lake State Park is located in the
 State of Washington 
Across the river from The Dalles, Oregon 


Guided tours of the pictographs and petroglyphs
(Indian rock art) are available &  reservations are required. To make a reservation, call the park office: 509 -767-1159.


Explore Columbia River Gorge Vistas
   PDF 2272 KB

WELCOME TO COLUMBIA HILLS STATE PARK
HORSETHIEF LAKE STATE PARK
 

"She Who Watches"

Some of the oldest pictographs in the northwest are found in the park.  Well known petroglyph "She Who Watches" and other significant Native American cultural resources are located at Horsethief Lake State Park. 


Lewis and Clark arrived at present day Horsethief Lake State Park on October 24, 1805.

" in those narrows the water was agitated in a most Shocking manner boils Swell & whorl pools, we passed with great risque It being impossible to make a portage of the Canoes, about 2 miles lower passed a verry bad place between 2 rocks one large & in the middle of the river  here our Canoes took in some water, I put all the men who Could not Swim on Shore; & sent a fiew articles Such as guns & papers, and landed at a village of 20 houses on the Stard. Side in a Deep bason where the river apprd. to be blocked up with emence rocks..."
 Source:  The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark, Vol. 5: Through the Rockies to the Cascades


Site was formerly largest burial ground of Indians in the area.  The area was an Indian campground for centuries, with the Wishram, Cloud, and Lishkam fishing with nets and spears between The Dalles and Celilo Falls.  

 

 

 


Travel the Trail 
Travel Stories
Travel the Trail ~ From Sea to Shining Sea
Events & Exhibits
Eastern Legacy Trail
Lewis & Clark in Illinois
Lewis & Clark in Missouri
Lewis & Clark in Kansas
Lewis & Clark in Iowa
Lewis & Clark in Nebraska
Lewis & Clark on the Missouri National Recreational River
Lewis & Clark in
South Dakota
Lewis & Clark in
North Dakota
Lewis & Clark in Montana
Lewis and Clark Portaging the Great Falls of the Missouri  
Lewis & Clark in Idaho
Lewis & Clark in Oregon
Lewis & Clark in Washington 
Lewis and Clark in the Northwest
Print & Play Travel Games (PDF)>>

 

We Suggest ...
 
 
 
 

Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation
in The Dalles, Oregon, LewisandClarkTrail.com is your online connection for hotel reservations.

 Know where you want to go?  Search for the hotel rooms.

Still planning your trip? Find events on the LewisandClarkTrail.com events calendar, read travel stories and then finish planning your trip by booking your hotel and making hotel reservations at LewisandClarkTrail.com.

 Locate the hotel that meets your travel needs.

LewisandClarkTrail.com
Online Lodging
Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, LewisandClarkTrail.com is your online connection for hotel reservations. Know where you want to go? Search for the hotel rooms by clicking on the city that you plan to explore.  Still planning your trip? Find events on the LewisandClarkTrail.com events calendar, read travel stories and then finish planning your trip by booking your hotel and making hotel reservations at LewisandClarkTrail.com.