Multnomah Falls Lodge
For many, Multnomah Falls is their first or most memorable experience in the Columbia River Gorge. The U.S. Forest Service manages the landscape and operates the small information center at Multnomah Falls, located at the ground level of Multnomah Falls Lodge. Brochures and maps of the Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest, as well as Northwest Forest Passes, are available. The lodge also includes a restuarant, snack bar, and gift shop operated by a concessionaire. Call (503) 695-2372 or visit http://www.multnomahfallslodge.com/ for menus, operating hours, and more details.
Directions: Located 15 minutes east of Troutdale, Oregon, it can be reached by the Columbia Gorge Express bus which runs from Portland's Gateway center, Cascade Locks, and Hood River or by car via Exit 31 of I-84. During the busy summer season, the parking lot closes frequently when it fills and drivers are redirected to nearby Rooster Rock for a shuttle service.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Wasco County Historical Museum
The official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge is located on its east side in The Dalles, Oregon, and includes interpretative displays that bring the history, culture, geology, and ecology of the Columbia River Gorge to life. Call (541) 296-8600 or visit http://gorgediscovery.org to learn more about hours, latest exhibits and special programs.
Address: 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area administrative office is located in Hood River, Oregon, and includes a small information desk for the public open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. While it does not house a true visitor's center, it's a handy stop for brochures, maps, and recreation passes for anyone in Hood River, and includes a small gift shop. Call (541) 308-1700 / TTY (541) 386-8758 or fill out the contact form below for information about about National Forest System lands and recreation sites throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
Address: 902 Wasco Ave, Suite 200, Hood, River, OR 97031
Alerts & Warnings
- Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits begin May 24
- Closure Update: Eagle Creek Fire
- Wyeth Campground Water System Notification
- Drones prohibited in wilderness and select recreation sites
- Klickitat Mile One Overnight Use & Large Boat Launch Prohibition
- Guard against car theft
- Check road and weather conditions