Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

Park History

The first tract was given to the state by the City of Portland and Multnomah County in 1938. From 1945 to 1971, additional were added. Crown Point is a National Natural Landmark. A noteworthy architectural feature is the observation building encircled by the scenic old Columbia River Highway. The Vista House was built in 1916 to provide a vantage point and rest stop for motorists. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Acreage: 305.75

Annual day-use attendance: 584,832

Crown Point State Scenic Corridor FAQ


Can I hold events at the Vista House?

Please call the Rooster Rock State Park office at 503-695-2261 ext. 0 for any questions related to events.

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

According to a 2012 survey of park visitors:

95% of our customers describe being "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their overall experience at Vista House at Crown Point.

86% of our customers reported that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to return to Vista House at Crown Point in the future.

One customer commented, "I used to live in Troutdale and love to bring my kids back whenever I visit. Thank you!"

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 River 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