Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

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 10 am - 4 pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting.

Vista House is Closed when winds are 50mph or more.

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