Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

  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 Historic Columbia River Highway remains closed between 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:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)

Millions of visitors driving from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge don't realize the full impact of its beauty until they come around the bend near Corbett at exit 22 and see the famous building on the top of the cliff to the right. This is Crown Point and the building is the Vista House.

The Vista House was built in 1916 at the same time as Highway 30 (what is now the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, and the only way to reach Crown Point). The building was designed to be a place of refreshment and enjoyment of the Columbia Gorge.
The octagonal building with its green ceramic tile roof houses a museum, gift shop and interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge.

Friends of Vista House

Link to Vista House's weather station here

Vista House Current Hours

 Vista House is  open 9 am - 4 pm 7 days a week, weather permitting

Starting Friday May 25, 2018 Vista House will be open 9 am - 6 pm 7 days a week, weather permitting.

 

Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!