Beacon Rock State Park is located along the Columbia River, on the Washington side. Its not far from the Bridge of the Gods and Cascade Locks.
I visited once and walked to the top. Its quite something. I have no idea what its like, photographically; which seasons, times and conditions are best. But the next New Moon is Jan 5th, 2019.
My plan is to shoot night sky images at Beacon Rock State Park on Jan 4th and 5th.
The good thing about shooting night sky in January is that its dark early; you don’t have to stay up to 1am to see anything. Its as dark as its going to get by 8 or 9pm, latest.
I am offering Night Sky Photo Tours to anyone who wants to make the drive down there. The cost is $150 per person. Payment is due day of the tour, prepayment or deposits are not needed.
Details about Night Sky Photo Tours here.
If you’re interested in Beacon Rock Jan 4th and/or 5th, 2019, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can answer any questions.