Multnomah Falls is a convenient stop on the drive from Portland or the airport on the way to Skamania Lodge is easily the Columbia River Gorge's most famous waterfall. Multnomah Falls could very well be Oregon's prime waterfall attraction. It's visited by nearly 2 million people a year, but once you stand before this towering 620ft two-tiered column of water; you'll come to see why it's so popular. This Columbia River Gorge waterfall's cumulative height of 620ft is comprised of 541ft for the upper falls and 79ft for the lower falls.
Columbia River Gorge Parks and Forests
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The Gifford Pinchot Forest offers hiking, swimming, camping, picnicking, fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting, and many other recreational opportunities for visitors to the Columbia River Gorge
- Beacon Rock State Park
Beacon Rock is second largest monolith in North America with a hiking trail to the top where visitors thrill to vast open view of the Columbia River Gorge. A group site at Beacon Rock State Park is perfect for Columbia Gorge weddings, group meetings, and family reunions. Parking permits are required, $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a day pass.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation
- Washington State Parks
Columbia River Gorge Attractions
- Bonneville Dam
Bonneville Dam offers education about salmon on the Columbia River. View steelhead and salmon as they climb the fish ladders. See huge sturgeon up close at the Bonneville Dam fish hatchery in Oregon.
- Mt. St. Helens
Mt St Helens is North America's only active volcano is spewing ash and steam almost every day. Visit the Mt. St. Helens observatory for a view into the mouth of the volcano.
- Wind River Canopy Crane
The only tree canopy in North America for research on old growth forest and new forest health.
- Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge
Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Gorge on the Sternwheeler. Enjoy wonderful meals on regular cruises and special meals on holiday excursions.
- Hood River Railroad
Scenic train rides in Columbia River Gorge that climbs to the foothills of Mt Hood, Oregon on the historic Mount Hood Scenic Railroads.
Columbia River Gorge Museums and History
- International Museum of Carousel Art
Hood River, Oregon; Home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of antique carousel art, the IMCA invites you to explore the rich history of this nostalgic machine.
- Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
Learn all about the history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge in this beautiful expansive Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum just across the road from Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.
- Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/ Wasco County Historical Museum
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
- Maryhill Museum of Art
Find out what is in store for the current month at Maryhill Museum of Art, including the changing exhibits, events, special programs, lectures, and activities for kids.
Breakfast with Santa
Join us on November 30 from 9am until 11am to have your child's picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying a special menu just for kids.
$12 for Children 12 and under
$18 for Adults
Skamania Zip Line Tour
-8 zip lines, 4 sky bridges and some light trail walking
-Zip lines range from 100 feet to 1,000 feet in length
-Tours include ramps, stairs, tree decks and short hikes
-The tour will last approx. 2 hours
-Personalized tours with two guides leading your way
-No open toed shoes allowed (hiking boots preferred)
-Helmet, top of the line harness and pulley system provided
-Weight requirements 75lbs-270lbs
-All gear is provided and mandatory
-The guest will receive a verbal orientation prior to leaving the lodge
-This is a totally guided experience
-Dress in layers
-No prior injuries, surgeries that limit the use of extremities and no pregnancies
Rates and Reservations
Reservation Information: $99.00 per person. Advanced reservations are advised.
Columbia Gorge to Mt. St. Helens Overnight Adventure by EverGreen Escapes
This overnight escape offers the best of both worlds. Spend day one exploring waterfalls, tasting Oregon wines and learning the history of the Columbia River Gorge, then head to Skamania Lodge, a magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres for the night. Day two you'll experience the "Blast Zone" of Mt. St. Helens, the region's most powerful attraction. Go spelunking in the Ape Caves and take in some stunning views into the steaming volcano, the growing lava dome, and the world's youngest glacier.
To book this tour, visit EverGreen Escapes website or call 866.203.7603.
New Years Eve at Skamania Lodge
Ring in the New Year Skamania-style - 8 PM until 1 AM. Join your 21 and over friends and enjoy the fun at Skamania Lodge. A New Year's Eve Celebration for the ages will be held in our ballroom to ring in 2014. The event includes a live band, late-night breakfast buffet and everything you'll need to kick off the new year in style.
-The price per person is $55 for guests of the Lodge or $100 per couple. Non Lodge guest cost $65 per person.
-Childcare is available at $20.
-We will also be providing a full breakfast buffet to start at 10pm. Full Menu (PDF)
-We will also offer complimentary champagne at midnight for the toast!
-Enjoy the sounds of "Design" Band who will be rocking through the decade's.
To learn more, or to secure your spot at our New Year's celebration, call 800-221-7117.
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
360º of breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge. Available May-September, $28 for adults and $18 for children. Advanced reservations are required by calling 503-224-3900 or 541-374-8619. Complimentary shuttle from Skamania Lodge.
Maryhill Museum of Art
Enjoy collections, exhibits, program space and more when you visit the Maryhill Museum of Art. Admission is $9 for adults and $3 for children, family rates are available. No reservation is required, however no flash photography is allowed.
Columbia Gorge Kayak School offers full moon tours, sunset tours, and flatwater lessons for people who have never spent any time in a kayak. If you are interested in navigating the Rock Creek Cove just below the lodge they will come out and meet you here. Contact Columbia Gorge Kayak at 541-806-4190 or visit www.gorgekayaker.com for more information.
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
Enjoy collections and exhibits that explain the history of the Columbia Gorge. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children or $30 per family. Complimentary shuttle, or 5 minute walk from Skamania Lodge.