Columbia Gorge Area, often referred to as the Mid-Columbia Gorge or simply
The Gorge, includes property on both sides of the Columbia River in Oregon
and Washington. Both sides are connected by three different bridges at
various locations. At the western-most point of
the area is the Bridge of Gods which connects Cascade Locks, Oregon and
Stevenson, Washington. At the eastern-most end is the The Dalles Bridge
connecting The Dalles, Oregon and Dallesport, Washington. The Hood River
Bridge is centrally located and connects Hood River, Oregon with White
Gorge Area is also located within the National Scenic Area which carries
with it both protections and restrictions to help maintain the unique
quality of the area. The Gorge includes all areas of Hood River County
from the City of Hood River, Westside and Eastside, to Odell, Dee, and
Parkdale. Also included on the Oregon side is the larger city of The
Dalles, approximately 20 miles east of Hood River, and the small town
of Mosier approximately 7 miles due east of Hood River, both of which
are in Wasco County.
of The Gorge in Washington are White Salmon, Bingen, Trout Lake, Husum/BZ
Corner, Snowden, and Lyle. These towns are located within Klickitat
County. The areas of Cook/Underwood, Home Valley, Carson and Stevenson
are within Skamania County.
of these areas are within a 30 minute drive from downtown Hood River.
land is available but has become more scarce and therefore more expensive.
Typically, land prices are somewhat lower and land is more plentiful
in Washington. Rural Zoning designations in outlying areas should be
2004 - 2016 Hood
River has been named in the top Best Places for small towns to visit
or live. No wonder!