Viento State Park
|Viento State Park|
Picnic area near Interstate 84
|Type||Public, state, camping|
|Location||Hood River County, Oregon|
|Nearest city||Hood River|
|Operated by||Oregon Parks and Recreation Department|
Viento State Park is a state park in north central Hood River County, Oregon, near the city of Hood River. The park, named for the former Viento railroad station located there, is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The park is on the south bank of the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 and the Union Pacific Railroad pass through the park. It offers a seasonal, full-service campground, access to gorge hiking trails beyond park boundaries, a day-use area and river access for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
The park is in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The name Viento was constructed using letters from the names of Henry Villard of the Northern Pacific Railroad; William Endicott, a Boston banker; and a contractor named Tolman.
- "Viento State Park". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
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