Guard against car theft


Unfortunately, car prowling and break-ins occur at both remote and busy recreation sites in the Gorge, so we recommend the following precautions:

  • Leave valuables you don’t need at home or in your hotel room. This includes items such as electronic devices, GPS units, purses, backpacks and even your suitcases.
  • Bring critical valuables such as your driver's license, debit/credit card, cell phones, and cameras with you when leaving your vehicle.
  • If you must leave valuables, place them in your trunk BEFORE arriving at the public recreation site so thieves aren't watching you.

Thieves tend to watch visitors and strike quickly, so avoid any actions signal that you have hidden valuables within your car. Please report any suspicious activity to 541-308-1700 or the county sheriff immediately.

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