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Viento State Park, Cascade Locks

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Viento State Park is a state park in north central Hood River County, Oregon, near the city of Hood River. The park, named for the former Viento railroad station located there, is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The park is on the south bank of the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 and the Union Pacific Railroad pass through the park. It offers a seasonal, full-service campground, access to gorge hiking trails beyond park boundaries, a day-use area and river access for windsurfing and kiteboarding.

The park is in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The name Viento was constructed using letters from the names of Henry Villard of the Northern Pacific Railroad; William Endicott, a Boston banker; and a contractor named Tolman.
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  • This campground is small with nice parking pads in one large loop. North side is immediately adjacent to the busy railroad, while the Southside is adjacent to the interstate, so take your pick, nose....  more »
  • This campground was situated perfectly for our Hood River/The Dalles/Cascade Locks visit. It's small, yet sites aren't too close to each other. The river and train tracks are on one side and...  more »
  • Quintessential Columbia River gorge destination. Great place to hang out by the river. The water is great on a warm day for a swim. There is also an easy kid friendly hike to starvation Creek that starts at the parking lot on the other side of the highway.
  • This site has a campground on one side of the highway that is very small but quiet. The other side has a pleasant day use park by the Columbia River. Small. Out of the way and quite pleasant.
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