Majestic mountains, rushing rivers, towering waterfalls- you can see all of this and more when you take a vacation to the Northwest. This area is paradise for anyone who loves exploring the great outdoors; with numerous hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves, and national forests, this area offers never-ending opportunities for adventure. One spot you will love visiting while you’re here is the Hat Rock State Park in Oregon. Learn everything there is to know about this park, then start packing your bags for your next trip today!
Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Hat Rock State Park
Where the Hat Rock State Park is Located
This park is found on Hat Rock Road in Hermiston, Oregon. It’s located off Highway 730, just nine miles from Umatilla and off the south shore of Lake Wallula.
Things to Do at the Hat Rock State Park
The Hat Rock State Park actually offers a bit of fascinating history. The iconic Hat Rock was one of the first landmarks noted by Lewis and Clark on their legendary expedition down the Columbia River- and it’s one of the few sites along their journey that you can still visit today (as it hasn’t been buried by water). In addition to viewing this incredible sight, you can also enjoy the lake access provided at this park. There’s a boat ramp so you can go fishing or try other watersports like jetskiing, swimming, and boating. A sand volleyball court is also provided here as well as picnic tables, restrooms, and plenty of open space for throwing a frisbee or kicking a soccer ball, so the whole family can spend the day in the great outdoors together. Camping is permitted here as well.
When You Can Visit the Hat Rock State Park
One of the best parts about this park is that you can visit it during the day all year long! You can also reserve this park for certain occasions- just call them at (800) 452-5687 to get all the information you need.
Where to Stay During Your Visit to the Great Northwest
Exploring the Hat Rock State Park is just one of many other activities you can enjoy in this scenic destination. While you’re here, be sure to stay in the finest accommodations! Cameo Heights Mansion is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in Walla Walla, WA, just minutes away from Hermiston, OR. We have the perfect environment for you to unwind during your exciting vacation. Our gorgeous inn is designed for your ultimate comfort; not only do we provide deluxe, internationally-themed rooms with the finest furnishings, but we also offer unparalleled amenities, such as The Vine (our on-site restaurant), theatre room, pool, hot tub, vineyard, library, and game room! You’re guaranteed to love the experience of staying with us at the Cameo Heights Mansion, so don’t hesitate another second- check our availability and book your stay today!
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