The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is located in south central Washington state and north central Oregon.
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Welcome to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encompasses 292,500 acres, running from the mouth of the Sandy River to the mouth of the Deschutes River and spanning southern Washington and northern Oregon. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area

Rangers smile for the camera at Wahkeena Falls


G E T   A C T I V E . . . B E   P R E P A R E D . . .
Go Camping! Link to camping information on the Scenic Area. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the Scenic Area.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the Scenic Area. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.
Looking for more things to do? Check out these Recreation Opportunities! Alerts & Notices: Includes Fire Information, Road Updates, Closures and Forest Orders


Eagle Creek salmon cam

View from the underwater camera in Eagle Creek showing filtered sun in the water and fish shadows.

The salmon spawning season is here and the Forest Service, provides a new way to watch all the action as the Chinook (King) Salmon prepare to spawn!

Accessible Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Accessible Recreation Video Series

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Gorge.


Why are there so many red trees in the gorge?

There are a lot of red trees out there! View a Washington State University press release about the parch blight that has been visible in the gorge.

Pacific Northwest Field Rangers

Pacific Northwest Field Rangers

We live and work in a beautiful and remarkable place. Learn more about our committment to sharing these places with you!