A rocky coastline on an overcast day.
Fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, berry and mushroom picking, and scenic tours provide outdoor recreation opportunities to thousands of travelers and business visitors to the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountains.
  1. Bird Watching

    From bald eagles to bluebirds, Klickitat County is home or stopover to a tremendous array of birds.

  2. Camping

    With a variety of terrain, abundance of wildlife, and scenic beauty, camping is popular throughout Klickitat County.

  3. Fishing

    Klickitat County offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the lower 48 states. It is truly a fisherman's paradise with lots of opportunity for family fishing.

  4. Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding

    A wide diversity of terrain makes Klickitat County a great place for on and off-road biking, hiking, and horse-riding. Multiple use and specialty trail systems provide endless opportunities.

  5. Hunting

    Wildlife abounds in Klickitat County. Big game, upland birds, and waterfowl provide tremendous hunting and wildlife viewing throughout Klickitat County.

  6. Museums & Cultural Attractions

    Learn more about Klickitat County's museums and cultural attractions, such as a Stonehenge replica and the astronomical observatory.

  7. Native American Tradition

    The culture of Native Americans is visible throughout Klickitat County. The county is the north shore home to 10,000 years of native American habitation concentrated near Celilo Falls, which was a major Native American fishing and trading center on the Columbia River.

  8. Rodeo

    Rodeos are gala community events in Klickitat County. Local and regional contestants compete in timed riding events to the entertainment of all. A rich local ranching tradition serves as a strong base of support for the county held rodeos.

  9. Sailboarding & Water Sports

    Klickitat County, along the Columbia River's north shore, offers some of the finest windsurfing access in the entire world. The Columbia River Gorge is renowned among windsurfing enthusiasts.

  10. Wine Tasting

    Klickitat County is home to an expanding winery and grape growing industry. Many award winning wines are made from grapes grown here.

  11. Winter Sports: Skiing & Snowshoeing

    Klickitat County offers great winter recreation opportunities. It provides a launching point to Mount Hood with its popular developed ski areas, as well as to the more primitive terrain of Mount Adams.