Please take precautions against theft when visiting recreation sites within the Gorge by leaving valuables that you don’t plan on carrying with you at home or in your hotel room.
We encourage you to only carry key valuables such as your driver's license, debit/credit card, cell phones, and cameras with you when exiting your vehicle.
Laptops, MP3 players, tablets, GPS units, purses, and backpacks are at risk of theft if left in a vehicle while visiting the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle, place them in your trunk BEFORE you get to your destination so as not to alert opportunistic crooks that you have placed valuables in your trunk.
Finally, please report any suspicious activity immediately and minimize your opportunity to become a victim of a car prowl.