Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint

Park History

Land was acquired by purchase from various owners between 1970 and 1984. It adjoins the site of the old Bridal Veil Timber Company operation. Beginning in 1886, the company employed a flume system to bring in rough cut lumber to its sawmill and the railroad at this location.

Acreage: 15.55

Annual day-use attendance: 231,632

Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint FAQ


Did you know in 2012 our park participated in customer surveys?

According to a 2012 survey of park visitors:

93% of our customers describe being "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their overall experience at Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint.

77% of our customers reported that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to return to Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint in the future.

One customer commented, "My husband and I thought the falls were gorgeous and the scenic Highway 30 drive was great!"

What's Allowed

Can I fly my drone in the park?

Please call 503-695-2261 for park specific rules.

Can I metal detect?

No metal detecting is permitted in West Columbia Gorge State Parks.

Day use/Special Events

How do I get a Special Use Permit?

This park requires a Special Use Permit for special events or activities. Please open the Special Use Permit application to see examples of events that need a permit.  If you have questions about whether you need a special use permit for your activity and to receive instructions on how to submit the application, please call 503-695-2261.

Statewide FAQ

Available via this link