Lewis & Clark State Park is a green oasis waiting for you to discover it. Located in Winlock, the park features 616 acres of lively forest and hiking trails. When it first opened in 1922, the location had one purpose: to preserve the remaining old-growth forest that spread along the state highway.
Eight years later, during the Great Depression, Lewis & Clark State Park hosted a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. At that time, young men worked to complete most of the park's development. You can still find several picnic shelters and restrooms made from logs and stone at that time.
As you can already tell, this place is filled with history, which makes it even more charming. Furthermore, Lewis & Clark State Park was built to provide an all-American experience, featuring fire circles, an amphitheater and horseshoe pits. How awesome is that your horse can even camp with you?
You can also bring your dog with you and enjoy this fantastic experience together. While hiking, make sure you don't lose Fido out of your sight. Waste bags are a must-have for outdoor walks with your dog, as well. Otherwise, there is nothing that should worry you while you're at Lewis & Clark State Park.
For more extended stays, the park offers 24 campsites, eight of them fully equipped and five primitive equestrian sites - for a more realistic camping experience. At the campgrounds, you will find two restrooms and two showers. You must check-in by 2:30 PM and check-out by 1 PM.
Renting fees vary, depending on the camping site you choose, the highest price being $45/night. To sum things up, Lewis & Clark State Park is a place filled with history, ideal for hiking with your furry buddy or engaging in relaxing activities. Make sure you add this place on your list of "parks to visit with Fido".