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Multnomah Falls 

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.  
  • 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.

  • Skamania Zipline Tour

    Get ready to fly with Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour, the newest adventure just outside Portland in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Our excursion will send you soaring through an old growth forest with views of the magnificent Columbia River. The tour consists of seven different lines, three sky bridges and 2.5 hours of stunning views surrounding the world class Skamania Lodge Resort.  And because its hands free and professionally guided, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to escape your comfort zone and fly with us!


    Tour Includes:

    • 7 zip lines, 3 sky bridges with some light trail walking
    • Zip lines range from 100 – 900 ft in length
    • Tour takes approximately 2-2.5 hours depending on the size of group
    • Tour sizes range from 2-10 people (for larger tours please call 509.427.0202)
    • Hands free and personalized with two guides
    • Hiking shoes, tennis shoes required, NO OPEN TOED SHOES
    • All other necessary gear is provided
    • Weight limit 60-275lbs

    For more information please visit www.zipnskamania.com or call 509.427.0202

  • Summer Solstice Zipline Tour

    On June 21st, rejoice that summer is here along with the longest day of the year and come out for a twilight zip with Skamania Lodge Zipline Tours! This is a one of a kind experience that is about enjoying the illuminated course as the sun sets over the Columbia River.

    For more information, call 509-427-7700.

  • Mother's Day Zipline Tour

    Celebrate MOM with the adventure of a zipline tour from Skamania Lodge Zipeline Tours and a bit of pampering from Waterleaf Spa.

    Get ready to fly with the eagles and soar with spirits at the Bridge of the Gods. Only our unique Canopy Zip Line Tour will send you soaring above the scenic Columbia River Gorge. We have seven zip lines, three sky bridges and stunning views all nestled together at the world class Skamania Lodge Resort.

    Waterleaf Spa offers a relaxing, comfortable, soothing space, ideal for a day of pampering.

    For more information, call 509-427-7700.

     

  • Photography Classes & Tours

    Outdoor Viewfinder leads outdoor photography classes and adventure tours to some of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific Northwest including the Columbia River Gorge, coast, lakes and rivers, deserts, forests, mountains, breweries & wineries, and historical points of interest.

    With Outdoor Viewfinder you will receive one-on-one attention from lead guide and instructor Jason Waicunas.  Jason has been a professional photographer for 20 years and his experience as a field biologist and outdoor adventure guide will ensure that you will have a safe outing while learning about outdoor photography.  Outdoor Viewfinder will get you where you want to be with your photography and you’ll have a great time getting there!

    To learn more about Outdoor Viewfinder and view Jason's photography, visit: www.oviewfinder.com.  To register for one of Outdoor Viewfinder’s outdoor experiential learning classes, contact Jason at 503-705-6769 or email oviewfinder@gmail.com.

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  • 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.  

  • Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys Rafting Adventures

    Skamania Lodge is your base camp now it’s time to go explore the gorge!
    You next stop is whitewater rafting on the White Salmon River “Middle Gorge” with Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys.  Enjoy a half day adventure that is sure to please all. No experience needed! Raft trips daily. Options for both morning and afternoon.  Check out the fun at www.ZooRaft.com.

    Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys has been and will continue to be the whitewater rafting industry leaders and is proud to be not only the pioneer rafting outfitters of the Klickitat River and White Salmon River, but also the longest running, whitewater enterprise in Washington or Oregon. If you know of a whitewater rafting company in Oregon or Washington that has been around longer than 40 years please let us know who they are and we will gladly tip our hats and be happy with second place.  It is an honor for each one of us at Zoller’s to share the fun of whitewater rafting these very special rivers with so many folks that arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

  • 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.  

  • Mt. Hood Railroad

    Scenic views of Mt. Hood and Hood River Valley. $32 for adults and $20 for children. Space is limited so advanced reservations are required by calling 800-872-4661. www.mthoodrr.com

  • Kayaking Tours

    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.

  • Hood River Adventures

    Hood River Adventures provides weekday/weekend tours to local brewery’s such as Solara, Everybody’s Brewing and Backwoods Brewery. Contact Hood River Adventures at 541-400-1216 or visit www.hoodriveradventures.org/brewery-tours.html 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.

This lodge is one of the friendliest places I know. Everyone seems to genuinely enjoy working there and doing whatever they can to assist the guests.

Jeanne, Salem Oregon



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