Alerts & Notices

Have Fun! Be Safe...

Triple Falls in Columbia River GorgeOver two million hikers turn to the trails in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area for exercise and adventure. Each year several individuals or parties get lost or hurt in the woods.

Most commonly, hikers get lost going off-trail and then lose the trail or fall from steep edges or cliffs that are all over the area. Before venturing into the Gorge we recommend the following Outdoor Safety Tips.

Check our recreation site current conditions


  • Eagle Creek Fire Area Closure
  • Aircraft/UAS/drone use prohibited at some high use sites
  • Dog Mountain Permit Required on Weekends
  • Larch Mountain Road Closure - Due to Fire
  • Seasonal trail closures: Lower Cape Horn, Raptor
  • Eagle Creek Overlook Campground Potable Water
  • Parking prohibited along WA-14 at Dog Mountain
  • Take Precautions Against Theft in the Gorge


  • Catherine Creek Arch Closure
  • Miller Island Closure

Public Notices

Forest Orders

Copies of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Orders (regulations) are posted here.