Outfitting & Guiding Services

The 2019 Outfitter Guide Open Season for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has closed. The 2020 Open Season for applying for outfitter guide permits will begin January 1, 2020 and run through March 1, 2020. 

A special use permit for outfitting and guiding on National Forest System land is required when an individual, company, organization, institution or non-profit group charges a participatory fee for guiding services and/or provides recreation equipment. A special use permit is also required to provide outfitting or guiding services on the Klickitat and White Salmon Wild and Scenic Rivers. 

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Find a Guide

Find an Outfitter or Guide for your next Gorge adventure.  

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Guides: Apply/Renew 

Get updates on how to apply for or renew, your outfitter/guide permit.

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Permit Requirements 

Review permit requirements and find current proposal forms.
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FAQs for Guides

Key things to know about outfitting/guiding on national forest lands.

References for Guides