Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

  Emergency Closure 09/05/17
Remains closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Viewpoint

    Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area is currently CLOSED due to the Eagle Creek Fire

  • No Entry
  • No Exceptions
  • Strongly Enforced for your safety
  • Al vehicles will be towed
  • Danger-No Rescue


In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. Today, thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River far below. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.

One of the most beautiful and historic highway bridges crosses the canyon here, but you can't see or appreciate it unless you leave your car and take the short trail to the falls.


Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!