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. With our recent downturn,
land sales have been very slow and often require a minimum 20% down
payment. Typically, land prices are somewhat lower and land is more
plentiful in Washington. Rural Zoning designations in outlying areas
should be carefully researched.
2004 - 2015 Hood
River has been named in the top Best Places for small towns and for
some of the popular outdoor sports easily accessed in our area in national
magazines and on Yahoo!.
Progressive Farmer, Outside, Men's Journal Magazine, Skiing Magazine,
and Sunset Magazine are among those. The New York Times has also recently
featured Hood River as well. Recently, National Geographic Traveler
magazine has included our Columbia Gorge Region, "U.S.A. Rhineland,"
as a best-rated place.