If you’re traveling the I-5 corridor through Washington and you need a place to stop overnight, Lewis & Clark State Park near Toledo is the spot for you. Located just four miles off the freeway, the park offers pleasant overnight camping facilities plus five miles of easy and scenic equestrian trails. The park is open from May 1 to September 30.
Lewis & Clark State Park also offers five miles of well-maintained equestrian trails that showcase the area’s old-growth forest and wet prairies. Local riders will find a large day-use parking area. A Discover Pass is required for day use.
The park has five equestrian campsites, one of which has a large corral. You can highline or put up a portable corral in the other sites. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis from May through September. The campground amenities include a manure bin, picnic tables, fire rings, and garbage cans. A porta-potty and potable water are available at the Community Center parking area, 300 feet from the horse camp.
To learn more about Lewis & Clark State Park, see Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, available at www.NWhorsetrails.com.