Event/Commercial Permits

Events/Commercial Permits: Popular Sites at Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area

Anyone interested in holding a special event or conducting business on National Forest System lands needs a special use permit. Below is a handy guide to some of our most popular sites, including some of the rules that apply. For information about how to apply for a permit, visit our Event/Commercial Permits page.

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View of Cape Horn Overlook from the trail, overlooking the Columbia River
  • Reservable: Yes, via Oregon Parks & Rec, (530) 695-2261.
  • Recreation Pass Required: No
  • Capacity: 50-100 people
  • Accessible: Yes
Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge
Exterior of covered picnic shelter and restrooms at Eagle Creek Group CG
Paved path leading through Eagle Creek Day use area picnic tables.
Two people enjoy the platform at the base of Horsetail Falls
View of Oneonta Creek looking up the Gorge.
  Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge brick building with trees in the background.
St. Cloud Day Use Picnic site along the accessible loop trail
Wahclella Fall.
Wahkeena Day Use Site shelter and restrooms