Getting There -- I-84 and the Historic Columbia River Highway both pass through the Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia.
Visitor Information -- Contact the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, 902 Wasco Ave., Ste. 200, Hood River, OR 97031 (tel. 541/308-1700; www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia). There's also the Forest Service Visitor Center (tel. 503/695-2372) at Multnomah Falls Lodge (take the Historic Columbia River Hwy. or the Multnomah Falls exit off I-84) and another in the lobby of Skamania Lodge, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way (tel. 509/427-2528), in Stevenson, Washington.