A huge 280 acre park and campground in the forested heart of Columbia County.
Camp Wilkerson at a glance
What: camping, hiking
Trip reports: Camp Wilkerson’s quiet forests
Where: From Hwy 47 turn east on Apiary Road (9 miles north of Vernonia or 19 miles south of Clatskanie) and drive 5.8 miles until reaching 65866 Apiary Road, Rainier (45.9331, -123.0593).
Alternatively, from Hwy 30 turn south on Apiary Road (4 miles west of Rainier or 8 miles east of Clatskanie) and drive 13.4 miles to reach the camp. Can also access from the Deer Island area by going west on Canaan Road from Hwy 30.
Hiking: There is a 3.6 mile hiking loop trail (Liahona) that gains and loses 950 feet over the loop (map is here). Numerous other trails and logging roads combine for over 13 miles of hiking. Look for the colored-coded arrows to follow a particular route.
Camping: 11 tent sites, horse camp, 25 Adirondaks, 3 cabins, 2 RV sites
Notable Wildlife: Columbian Black-tailed Deer, Canada Jay, Northern Pygmy Owl, woodland amphibians
Property status: Columbia County Parks
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