Public lands are the ultimate "outdoor classroom," where we can whet our curiousity by observing nature and learning about human interactions with the environment. Explore topics below to learn about the Gorge's history, environment, and cultural history of resource use. Plus, gain tips on how to stay safe and limit your footprint on the landscape. Or, pass on the knowledge with resources to help teach others!
You can also keep up with current events by reading our newsletter, The SCENE.
From the fiery volcanoes of the Cascades to the call of the pika, explore the environmental science that makes the Gorge unique.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of people and cultures that have flourished from the Columbia River Gorge's natural resources.
Learn standard outdoor safety tips and discover the basic outdoor ethics that reduce negative impacts to the natural system.
Browse resources that can help parents, teachers, and other outdoor mentors host learning events and share knowledge.
Alerts & Warnings
- Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits begin May 24
- Closure Update: Eagle Creek Fire
- Firewood available again
- Spring weekend hiking permits for Dog Mountain
- 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