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

Phone:541-308-1700
Fax:541-386-1916
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia
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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After years of negotiations and concerted efforts by both states, the federal government, and interested groups, a consensus was created for enactment of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act in 1986.
in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season, 175-acre mountain resort and conference center.
The wireless network infra-structure located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, starts deep in the hilly forested area west of the Bonneville Dam covers 14,500 square miles along the Oregon and Washington borders to the steep cliffs and rolling hills east of McNary Dam.

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