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.

See other parks in Oregon.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided two cases in 1992 interpreting the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.(1) In Columbia River Gorge United v.
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.(7) The National Scenic Act provided one set of legal standards for management of the Gorge and the creation of a regional or interstate agency to implement the law.(8) The federal legislation was adopted by Oregon and Washington in the Columbia River Gorge Compact.(9) The Act and the Compact provide the federal government, Washington and Oregon, six counties, and four Indian tribes with a comprehensive structure for management of the Gorge as a region.(10)

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