Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Address:902 Wasco St, Suite 200
Hood River, OR 97031

Size: 292,000 acres.
Location:Cuts through the Cascade Mountain Range in northern Oregon. Accessible by I-84 and OR 35. Nearby cities/towns include Hood River, OR, and White Salmon, WA.
Facilities:4 campgrounds, day-use areas, trails (200+ miles), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, rock climbing, bird & wildlife watching.
Special Features:The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the volcanic rock in the Cascade Mountain Range and is the only sea-level passage through the Cascades. The Gorge contains cities, farms, and industries, and has a population of 40,000. Points of interest include the Historic Columbia River Highway; Crown Point, with a 30-mile vista of the Gorge; Maryhill Museum of Art and a replica of England's Stonehenge, both built on the Gorge Cliffs; a wildflower refuge; Beacon Rock, an 800-foot volcanic remnant. Historic route of the Oregon Trail and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Judith Maule is the Interpretation and Education Coordinator for several national fish hatcheries, a fish health center, and a national wildlife refuge in the Lower Columbia River Gorge.
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