The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is located in south central Washington state and north central Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

 

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

Upper Wahkeena Falls along the Wahkeena Trail in Oregon.

Photo: Upper Wahkeena Falls along the Wahkeena Trail.

Graphic button: Plan your visit. 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.

Register now for Gorge Tourism Studio!

Banner graphic for Tourism Summit

The Gorge Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with 26 agencies and organizations, is now open for registration. The winter/spring program will focus on communities in Oregon and Washington within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and those surrounding Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.

Complete the Columbia Gorge Transportation Survey by Jan 31

Complete an online survey by January 31 as part of the Columbia River Gorge Transit Study. Your responses will play a major role in helping Oregon Department of Transportation craft attractive and useful transit options in the Gorge for residents & visitors alike.

Spotlights

Travel Analysis Report

Our travel analysis report outlines existing road systems & identifies opportunities to achieve a more sustainable system of roads.

Video: Wahkeena Falls Universal Design

Universal design at Wahkeena Falls.

What is inclusiveness? Check out this video showing Wahkeena Falls Universal Design Renovation!

 




Free Annual Recreation Pass for 4th Graders

Annual 4th Grade Pass is available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Honored nationwide!

Cape Horn Peregrine Falcon Closure

Cape Horn Peregrine Falcon

Seasonal closure February 1 through July 15 at Cape Horn ensures their continuing presence.  


Highlights

  • Follow us on Twitter OffSite Link

  • Recreation Passes
  • Gorge Vistas Link opens in a Pdf Document
    A visitors guide to National Forest recreation opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge
  • PNW Forest Landscapes Link opens in a new window