Beacon Rock Management Plan Update

View of Beacon Rock

In June 2017, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission updated the Climbing Management Plan for Beacon Rock State Park. In doing so State Parks worked with an advisory committee comprised of Beacon Rock climbers and representatives from the Access Fund, the Mazamas, the Washington Climbers Coalition and the American Alpine Club.

The climbing management plan an identifies open and closed climbing areas and provides the rules that apply when climbing at Beacon Rock State Park. A copy of the Beacon Rock Climbing Management Plan can be found below

Background Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park with historic significance dating back hundreds of years. At over 840 tall, Beacon Rock is the core of an ancient volcano. A mile-long trail to its summit provides outstanding panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge. The park has over 20 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. In addition, Beacon Rock is a popular technical rock climbing destination.