Multnomah Falls Lodge

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Mutnomah Falls Lodge with falls in the background

The lodge restaurant, restrooms and gift shop are currently open to the public. The Visitor Center is closed for public safety at this time. 

Built in 1925, the Lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its structure, it embodies every type of rock found in the Columbia River Gorge. Bring binoculars to get a better view of these iconic falls and enjoy the sound of rushing water during the winter flow. Look for wildlife along Multnomah Creek, discover books and other collectibles and souvenirs in the gift shop. Come and enjoy one of the gorge's most treasured destinations.

The U.S Forest Service Information Center, snack bar and gift shop are located on the lower level of the lodge and a restaurant is located on the second level. You can access the restaurant by stairs or an elevator. 

Multnomah Falls Lodge & Restaurant, the lower viewing platform & nearby trails are open to visitors. This is a great opportunity to visit this historic site following the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire that impacted this area. Learn more at: Eagle Creek Fire & response.

Want to volunteer at Multnomah Falls? Go to: www.friendsofmultnomahfalls.org.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/20/21 reservations are no longer needed to visit Multnomah Falls. Restaurant, gift shop, and restrooms are open. The Visitor Center is closed for public safety at this time. Alert: Heavy traffic on weekends and afternoons.
Operational Hours: Day-Use Only
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Aircraft/UAS/drone takeoffs and landings are prohibited at this site. 
Closest Towns: Troutdale, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
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General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #31, Multnomah Falls. Park and walk south, underneath the interstate and railroad tracks to the Lodge and Visitor Center.

Car Free options: The Columbia Gorge Express offers daily bus service between Portland, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks and Hood River, OR. In summer months (May-September), there is a free Columbia Gorge Express shuttle from Rooster Rock State Park ($5 day use fee per vehicle). 

Accessibility: There is accessible parking available. A path leading to the Visitor Center from the parking lot is paved. There are some slight inclines along the path from the parking lot to the visitor center and around the falls viewing area.

Limited accessible parking is also available in front of the lodge along the historic highway.


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