For those who don’t wish to camp, there are hotels in town and an RV campsite is available in the Marine Park, (reservations are encouraged by calling 541.374.8619.)  Since rooms fill up fast, it is recommended to book your stay in town ASAP!  Here is a link to a list of lodging options in Cascade Locks:
There will be great local food & beverage vendors on-site, which includes beer, wine, and coffee.  Also, there is a grocery store and options for meals at restaurants in Cascade Locks.  Once at the event, you won’t need to get into your car since all food & beverage options are within short walking distance! Attendees are not permitted to bring their own alcohol to PCT DAYS.
No. Thunder Island Brewing, Base Camp Brewing, and Naked Winery will be serving wine, beer, and cider at the food and beverage garden or you may go to one of the restaurants or bars in town.
* No alcohol will be permitted in the camping area on Thunder Island or in the car camping area, this will be monitored and enforced by event staff and security. There is a no glass policy at PCT DAYS. If you show up with glass, you will not be permitted to enter the event and camping area.

The fundraising gear raffle will take place on Saturday, August 18th.  There will be a LOT of great products to win, ranging from tents to backpacks to clothing and it’s always a fun event to be a part of.  Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. It’s not uncommon for people to buy as many as 30 tickets, so be sure to bring plenty of cash and/or credit/debit card to increase your chance to win!  All revenue from the raffle ticket sales go to the non-profit organizations: The Pacific Crest Trail Association and The American Long Distance Hiking Association-West.  Don’t miss out on a fun activity for a great cause!

(Opens June 1st.) Please send an email to and you will receive information about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest in volunteering, which offers great benefits, including free camping on Thunder Island during the entire weekend of PCT DAYS!

Sponsorship inquiries may be sent to Jason at Please visit the sponsor page for more details and thank you for your interest in sponsoring PCT DAYS, which offers great benefits!
There is no registration or fee to attend PCT DAYS each day! Registration and fees only apply to attendees who want to camp overnight.
Yes, but please leave dogs at home that have a tendency to bark frequently or that have issues with other dogs or crowds of people. Be sure to bring bags to clean up after your dog and keep them leashed as much as possible.
Yes, charging stations will be available.
If camping, a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad are the essentials.  Camp chairs or blankets are great to have during classes, the raffle, and of course….at your campsite!  Clothing-wise, shorts or pants, along with a long sleeve shirt and fleece / jacket are all that are usually needed.  Although there is plenty of shade, bring sunblock and/or a hat.  For those who get cold easy, a hat, gloves, and extra layers can offset the rare chance of a cooler than normal night. Coolers are nice to have for food & beverage storage and a headlamp or flashlight is great to have at night.  Also, if a you are a light sleeper, earplugs can reduce the sound of the occasional passing train or the person snoring next to you!
Yes! Showers are available at the bathroom building in the Marine Park RV/Camp area, about 200 yards west of the event site. The cost is $3 (payable to the camp host / pay box) and you’ll receive a 4-digit code to access the shower. Bring your own towel, soap, and flip flops!