Please Plan and Prepare Before Visiting the Gorge

Increased visitation puts increased pressure on the Gorge‚Äôs limited resources. Always have a Plan B and a Plan C in case your destination is too crowded or closed. 

Multnomah Falls I84 Parking Permit Now in Effect

Multnomah Falls is one of the most iconic and visited natural recreation sites in the Pacific Northwest with more than 1.3 million visitors stopping by to take in the views.

A timed use permit is required to access the falls between May 24, 2024 and September 2, 2024 (from Exit 31 off of Hwy. 84). The Timed Use Permit provides access for one private vehicle and for its occupants visiting the Multnomah Falls Lodge and area and is required when visiting via Exit 31.

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Visit Car-Free with the Columbia Gorge Express

Sit back and enjoy the amazing views with one of the many shuttles leaving Portland each day for Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River or any of the great trails and unique towns linked by transit. No permits or reservations needed when you arrive by transit.

Start here to plan your trip.

Burn Bans and Smoke Ready Gorge

It’s fire season in the Gorge which means extra precautions.

Click here for a list of restrictions to follow.

And now there is a new website that gives real-time air quality readings from the many monitors around the Gorge. It includes maps with hazard level and a sign up for emergency alerts.

Click here for more info

Wonder which recreation sites are open? Click on the button below.