The Columbia River Gorge area is the ultimate vacation paradise, nestled in beautiful scenery with a long and storied history, bracketed by the solitary snow-covered peaks of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood towering over lush green valleys and the mighty Columbia River, and offering endless activities, wonderful accommodations, great food and drink, fantastic weather, and fun, friendly people.
Access is as easy as it is enjoyable. Portland, OR, is the main visitor gateway, lying only 60 miles, but a whole world away. An effortless riverside drive on I-84 or Washington SR14, or Chicago/Portland Amtrak service, carries visitors along the fabled Columbia River Gorge to our dry side of the mighty Cascades mountain range.
Reliable summer winds through the Gorge have earned an international reputation for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Columbia salmon and steelhead runs, and our many wild and scenic rivers offer world-renowned fishing, kayaking, rafting, and boating. Every imaginable level of hiking, climbing, mountain and road biking, and winter Alpine and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing offer breath-taking vistas around every turn. Camping and hunting opportunities abound, but so do the uncountable opportunities to just sit, relax, and take it all in.
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