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Horsethief Lake State Park

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Some of the oldest pictographs in the northwest are found in the park, which was a Native American village for centuries with the Wisham, Cloud and Lishkam Indians fishing with nets and spears between The Dalles and Celilo Falls.

The lake came into existence by the reservoir created by The Dalles Dam. Horsetheif Butte stands over the lake like an ancient castle, and is a popular rock-climbing location.

The park also features boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and is a great location for beginner windsurfers.

The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.

Location: Goldendale Washington 98620 Telephone Toll Free: 509-767-1159

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Goldendale) Brooks Memorial State Park
(Lyle) Doug's Beach State Park
(Goldendale) Goldendale Observatory State Park
(Goldendale) Horsethief Lake State Park
(Goldendale) Maryhill State Park


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