About the Columbia River Gorge


The Columbia River Gorge is known worldwide as a destination for year-round recreational pursuits. Boasting some of the best outdoor sports such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, mtn. biking & road cycling, alpine & cross country skiing, mountain climbing, and much much more. But the attraction doesn't end there. Take a tour of our many wineries, craft breweries, and restaurants featuring classic Northwest cuisine. Also not to be missed while exploring the area are the many spectacular waterfalls. From massive Multnomah Falls, to hidden gems that require a little adventure to discover, you will be amazed at the diversity of this unique region.

The history of the Gorge is rich and deep. Farming, trade, and industry were all made possible by the great Columbia River. Visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles to learn how Lewis and Clark discovered the area, and the culture of progress that followed. Salmon run wild again in many waterways that were for generations blocked by dams. Recent years have seen record salmon runs, and fisherman from around the world come for their prize catch.

What you will discover in the Columbia River Gorge can be endless. Come visit and start a journey that may inspire you to call this wonderful place home.

For more information visit http://www.crgva.org