Spring Forward in Skamania!

It’s hard to believe that yesterday was daylight savings and we’re already halfway through March! The days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming up and the sound of birds are in the air! Springtime in the Gorge is a spectacular time to visit and witness fog rolling off the mountains, waterfalls raging and wildflowers blooming! 

Stevenson, Washington, located in Skamania County, is the perfect basecamp for all of your Gorge adventures! With less than an hour drive from Portland/Vancouver, Stevenson boasts world-class lodging, award-winning breweries and delicious restaurants featuring local ingredients! Keep reading to see what fun activities are going on in March! 

Upcoming Events in March 

March 19, 2022 – St. Patty’s Leprechaun Pub Hop 5k (11:30AM – 5:00PM) PST

Join us for the inaugural pub hop in downtown Stevenson. This 5k run/walk event will start and finish at Walking Man, where the Fort Vancouver Bagpipe Band will be performing. The course will loop through the waterfront and past a host of local pubs …

March 19, 2022 – Carson’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (2:00PM – 3:00PM) PST

Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

March 26, 2022 – Cowboy Brunch (9:00AM – 12:00PM) PST

Skamania Lodge is having a Cowboy brunch from 9am to Noon on Saturday March 26. $35.00 for Adults and $21 for kids 10 and under. There will be poetry by Tom Swearingen and live music performed by Barefoot & Bonafide. Call now to schedule your time slot!

Dog Mountain Trail System Permits Are Available!

Dog Mountain is arguably one of the most popular (if not the most) hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. This beautiful hike is especially busy in the spring due its springtime wildflower blooms and stunning views! Hikers enjoy panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood to the south. 

Because of its popularity, the busy months (April 23 – June 12) require a permit which went on sale March 1st. Get your permit here! Note: A permit is also required on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022. 

Spring Contest

To celebrate spring in our beautiful area, we are kicking off a fun contest on social media! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to enter! 

To participate, all you have to do is take a landscape/outdoor picture in our gorgeous area and use the hashtag #springforwardinskamania! The contest kicks off on March 14th and ends on April 1st! We will pick the top 5 and will then allow our followers to vote on the winner! 

The prize is a beautiful multi-colored glass hummingbird feeder, laser cut plant stand, multi garden tool, canvas tool bag and stool.  Valued at $175.00

We’re excited to see your pictures and to see you in Stevenson and Skamania County this spring! Book your adventure to Gorge HQ here!

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