Viento State Park

Construction Advisory
A notice to proceed with development of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail from Starvation Creek to Lindsey Creek has been awarded to commence on November 30th, 2015. Intermittent trail closures leading westward form the parking area and limiting levels of service for parking/facilities at the Starvation Creek Trailhead should be expected. Please contact Viento State Park office for up to date information – 541-374-8811.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

                     ****** Viento is currently CLOSED for the 2015 camping season.  Please make your plans in advance to join us in 2016! To make reservations, please visit or call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687 ******

Appropriately enough for a park in the blustery Columbia River Gorge, the park's name, pronounced vee-EN-toe, is Spanish for wind. Just an odd coincidence, actually. In this case, the Viento comes from the first letters of three railroad tycoons - Villard, Endicott, and Tollman -who put the first railroad in the area.

Where a railroad station once stood is now the home of one of the Gorge's best kept secrets: Viento is a great place to camp! With spacious campsites, Viento almost always has a spot available when other campgrounds in the area are full.

Viento is next to a working railroad line and crossing. Visitors and campers can expect to hear train horns throughout the day and night. Interstate 84 also borders the park. Please call the park office at (541) 374-8811, for more information.

Viento has a day-use area with easy access to the Columbia River and some of the best windsurfing in the Gorge. There's a great picnic area right next to a wonderful, babbling creek.

A one-mile, fully handicapped accessible trail from Viento to the Starvation Creek waterfall takes you along a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Now a hiking trail, there hasn't been auto traffic here in more than 50 years. If you get a chance to visit, imagine an old Ford Model T twisting around the corners! Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail bicycle and hiking map

Campground info

  • Approximately 55 electrical sites with water
  • More than 15 tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Interpretive programs

Universal Access
One campsite accessible to campers with disabilities.


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