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The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encompases 295,000 acres of natural wonderland overlapping six counties on the Oregon/ Washington border, just east of Portland, OR. It is more than just a natural area. The Gorge is also a critical transportation corridor and is home to 52,000 people with farms, communities, businesses, schools, churches and homes.

The National Scenic Area, the only such area in the nation, was created in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan signed the National Scenic Area Act into law. It is a special area - different from a National Park or National Forest, but under the administration of the USDA Forest Service. The management plan for the Scenic Area calls for continued growth of recreational and other development opportunities while protecting the scenic, cultural and natural resources of the Gorge.

Address: 902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-2333
Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia

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