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This page contains information for the visitor to the Columbia River Gorge featuring web sites about the history and the visitor's associations. Explore this page for more information to aid in your travel planning.
Capt Gray Sails the Columbia
A story from the Historical Gazette, Volume One Number Seven, which tells about Capt. Robert Gray's trip from Boston to the Pacific Northwest - and his sailing up the Columbia River the 16th of August, 1788.
Columbia River Gorge Visitor's Association
Offering information for those traveling to the scenic mid-Columbia region along the borders of Oregon and Washington, as seen in their map. Includes calendar of events, and lodging found in their "members" section.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: 541-308-1700.
Activities in the Columbia River Gorge include hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower watching, photography, picnicking and rock climbing.
The Columbia River Highway
Construction of this scenic highway was a significant technical and civic achievement for its time, having been built between 1913 and 1922, and showed aesthetic judgment and appreciation for the magnificent Columbia River Gorge landscape. This site sponsored by the Oregon State Archives is rich in description and history and includes renderings of early day postcards.
Historic Columbia River Highway
Site sponsored by the Oregon Department of Highways (ODOT). Includes photographs, maps, drawings and other information related to the scenic highway and the restoration of many of the bypassed segments for use as bikepaths and pedestrian hiking trails.
Experience the Columbia River Gorge
Comprehensive collection of tourist, recreation, and community information for the seven geophysical zones of the Columbia River Gorge from McNary Dam to the Pacific Ocean.
Feast on nature and fun in the Columbia River Gorge
A travel article with photos. (Part of the High On Adventure web site, an online, world-wide travel magazine.)
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles. Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives. Order now...
Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest by Sandra Bao. Comprehensive coverage of outdoor activities and extended itineraries chapter for those travelling around the area. Order now...
Columbia River Gorge: The Story Behind the Scenery by Roberta Hilbruner, Mary L. Van Camp and K.C. DenDooven. The towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildflowers and panoramic vistas of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge brings millions of visitors annually who echo the sentiments missionary Jason Lee recorded in his 1834 journal: "The scenery up the Columbia below the Cascades is the most delightful I ever beheld." Order now...
Curious Gorge (Hiking and Exploring the Columbia River Gorge Area) by Scott Cook. The Columbia River Gorge's favorite hiking and exploring guidebook. This book has all the popular hikes such as Eagle Creek, Dog Mtn, Beacon Rock, etc...but, unlike typical "hiking" guides...Curious Gorge also details lesser-known attractions such as viewpoints, waterfalls, caves, local museums, historic relics, etc. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking by Sean Patrick Hill and Tom Stienstra. Compact guide covering camping and hiking sights including Jefferson Park, Mt Hood National Forest, and Metolius River. At-a-glance icons indicate nearby trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a difficulty rating. Order now...
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