Skamania Lodge has partnered with Wanderlust Tours to offer half-day guided tours and trips throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Specializing in outdoor tours, activities, and special events since 1993, Wanderlust is full of surprises around every turn. These small group tours take you off the beaten path, away from the crowds for private, exclusive opportunities within the natural beauty and endless wonders of the Columbia Gorge, allowing you to explore hidden treasures and enhance your experience just like the locals.
Together, we have created a variety of tours for your enjoyment.
For reservations and more information, contact Wanderlust Tours directly at 800-962-2862.
Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up paddling on Goose Lake, Forlorn Lakes and South Prairie Lakes; Wind River and Little White Salmon River to include day time, Moonlight and Starlight canoe tours.
Brews and Views Canoe tour: Combining a canoe tour on the above named lakes with sampling of locally produced beers. We partner with local breweries in this event by providing crafted brews to serve and share the nuances of their creation. The beer will be served at a rest point in sample glasses. A Wanderlust Tours guest will drink the equivalent of 12 ounces of beer during the tour. $78
Paddling Tour Cost: Daytime tours $66 and $60; Evening tours $78
Discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon's remote, desert lava caves with a naturalist guide! These large, cool lava tube caves are safe and ultimately fascinating for the whole family! Outfitted with helmets and headlamps our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves!
- Falls Creek cave
- Ice Cave
- Cheese Cave
- Fallen Arches Cave
- Skin Mites Cave
- JaR Cave
- Ole's Cave
Cave Tour Cost: $66 and $60
Explore the beauty of Oregon's scenic landscape during your hike at one of the following locations:
- Falls Creek Falls
- Panther Creek Falls
- Little Goose Creek lower falls
- Thomas, Heather, Eunice and Placid Lakes in the Indian Heaven Wilderness
- Big Lava Flow
- Lewis River from Curly Creek Falls upstream to Big Creek
- The Columbia River Gorge on Eagle Creek, Oneonta Gorge and above Multnomah Falls
Hiking Tour Cost: $66 and $60
Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Tours
Wanderlust Tours' professional naturalist snowshoe guides bring the Mt. Bachelor area alive for you with vibrant interpretation along the way and snow play for all ages. Snowshoeing tours are customized for all adventure desires - stroll easily on flatter areas or leap off powder-covered lava flows and get "air" on snowshoes like you never imagined if that's more your style - all in the same trip!
- Snowshoeing and skiing at the Sno Parks at and near Old Man Pass, to include day time, Moonlight and Starlight tours.
- Bonfire on the Snow evening snowshoe tours to hand-carved amphitheaters with a fire, desserts and hot cocoa with option of schnapps or Irish cream.
- Shoes, Brews and Views- same concept as Brews and Views canoe tour, but during a snowshoe journey.
Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Tour Cost: $66 and $60; Evening tours $78; Bonfire tour: $90
Mountain Biking Tours
Enjoy the exhilaration of mountain biking on single-track trails created specifically for this purpose. Wanderlust Tours works with the forest service and user groups to establish a trail system that can broaden the tourism reach of the region while maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem.
Mt. Biking Tour Cost: $66-$90
Along forest road 65, our "GPS Eco-Challenge" incorporates fun and learning about the forest ecosystem while building group dynamics. Teams will likely stretch their mental and physical capabilities while incorporating skill sets such as GPS and compass work to make our guests more competent and comfortable in the forest. This program is completely on foot, thus there is minimal impact on the land. We have built into the challenge program incentives for picking up trash on our landscape. The course will be widely dispersed to avoid impact. A typical route, based on the groups' ability levels, covers about two miles of walking.
GPS EcoChallenge Cost: $66 and $60
- Berry picking in the Indian Heaven wilderness
- Wildflower hikes at Tom McCall preserve
- Mushroom foraging
Seasonal Tour Cost: $66 and $60
Mt. St. Helens Sightseeing Tour
Wanderlust Tours' guides will lead you deep into the belly of an ancient volcano to explore the highlights within this volcanic caldera. At 6,300 feet you'll walk on a safe trail atop a mountain of black glass and hike the shores of sparkling Paulina Lake, through old growth hemlock forest and past a towering lava flow. This trip is a combination of short, easy walks. But it's our renowned guides who really bring this area alive for you in a way that you may never to experience on your own.
- Stops at Clearwater, Muddy River and Lahar Viewpoints as well as various viewpoints on forest road 99 en route to Windy Ridge Viewpoint.
- Hikes at Harmony Viewpoint to Spirit Lake
Mt. St. Helens Sightseeing Tour, Cost: $70 and $65
Martin's Gorge Tours
We also partner with Martin's Gorge Tours who offers scenic, guided tours for individuals, families and groups. Discover area attractions from waterfalls to wildflowers to wine...leave worries behind and experience the hidden treasures of The Gorge, a National Scenic Area! Call for availability 503-349-1323, or visit www.MartinsGorgeTours.com.
Skamania Lodge is pleased to partner with EverGreen Escapes, Cascadia's most reputable nature, adventure and epicurean tour operator specializing in providing authentic and educational local experiences that immerse our escapists into our mountains, islands, waterways, culture, farms, fare, brew and wine. From their base camps in Seattle and Portland, we provide daily small group tours, custom and private tours, multi-day adventures, teambuilding experiences and corporate retreats. All escapes are led by local "Escape Artist" naturalist guides in bio-fueled Mercedes SUV's, Vans and Luxury Motor Coaches.
Columbia Gorge to Mt. St. Helens Overnight Adventure
This overnight escape offers the best of both worlds. Spend day one exploring waterfalls, tasting Oregon wines and learning the history of the Columbia River Gorge, then head to Skamania Lodge, a magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres for the night. Day two you'll experience the "Blast Zone" of Mt. St. Helens, the region's most powerful attraction. Go spelunking in the Ape Caves and take in some stunning views into the steaming volcano, the growing lava dome, and the world's youngest glacier.
To book this tour, visit EverGreen Escapes website or call 866.203.7603.
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