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

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.

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Free Annual Pass for 4th Graders

Through Every Kid in a Park, 4th graders are eligible for a free annual pass, honored at our fee sites and other public lands nationwide!

Ready, Set, Gorge!

Vista House and Gorge at sunset

Fall is a leisurely time to explore the Historic Columbia River Highway near Multnomah Falls. Get tips on avoiding congestion...


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