Once in a while my travels take me through the Columbia River Gorge, and it has some of the most scenic rest stops I've seen. On my last trip to Portland I even discovered a little trail leading down to a beautiful, empty beach.
This rest stop has a mini visitor's center.
The Columbia river is one of my favorite drives
Small island in the center
This rest stop has a little RV park next to it.
Off to the side, there was a little path.
The path went down to a beautiful beach!
Looks like it was even made to be a little swimming area