The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is located in south central Washington state and north central Oregon.
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Image of Crown Point at sunset.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 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. 


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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


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!

Accessible Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Accessible Recreation Video Series

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Gorge.


Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Plummeting 620 feet, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States and receives nearly 2 million visitors each year!

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    A visitors guide to National Forest recreation opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge
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