Guy W. Talbot State Park

  General Advisory 11/22/17
The Historic Columbia River Highway from Larch Mountain Road to Bridal Veil has re-opened after the Eagle Creek Fire. Travelers need to remember that the Gorge is chronically prone to slides and should continue to use caution and respect all closure points and private property boundaries. No stopping or parking is allowed on the highway shoulders. Here is a look at what’s open and what’s closed in the newly-opened area. OPEN: • Vista House at Crown Point. Normal operating hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. • Guy Talbot State Park is open, as well as the short trail leading from the parking area to Latourell Falls. • Bridal Veil State Park and trail is open. CLOSED: • Angel’s Rest parking lot and trail are closed. • Shepperd’s Dell Falls trail is closed. The road is closed just east of Bridal Veil and Ainsworth with no timeline set for re-opening.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Viewpoint
  • Exhibit Information

Guy Webster Talbot and his family used this property as a summer estate until 1929 when they donated it to the state. Today, it's a beautiful picnic park. A modern picnic shelter is available for rent (and is reservable).While the park is terrific for a group or family picnic, the park is often uncrowded even on the best days because of its seclusion. A gently sloping grassy hill dotted with Port Orford cedars, Douglas firs, alders and maples invites frisbee tossing and quiet relaxation.

The tiny town of Latourell borders the north side of the park. Homeowners ask that visitors please respect their privacy. A trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge leads directly to Latourelle Falls (250' tall), only a few minutes away by foot.

 

Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!