View of Vista House on Crown Point taken from Women's Forum (photographer: Greg Lief)
Washington Discover PassIn Washington, a Discover Pass is required at Washington State Parks, Washington State Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lands, and Washington State Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) areas. An annual pass is $30 and can be shared between two cars. A single day pass is $10. Passes can be purchase online at: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
A Discover Pass is required at:
- Beacon Rock State Park
- Rowland Lake State Park (access to Catherine Creek/Coyote Wall trails)
- Doug’s Beach State Park
- Dalles Mountain Ranch State Park (on Dalles Mtn. Road)
- Columbia Hills State Park
The Discover Pass is sold at:
- Port of Camas-Washougal: 24 South A Street, Washougal, WA 98671
- Skamania General Store: On Hwy 14 (north side) just west of Beacon Rock.
- North Bonneville Food Market: Turn south on Cascade; store is in the gas station.
- Main Street Convenience Store: On Hwy 14 (north side) near west end of town.
- Bridgemart: On Hwy 14 (south side) just east of the Hood River bridge.
NW Forest PassThe NW Forest Pass is issued by the US Forest Service as a day pass ($5) or annual pass ($30). It’s good in both Oregon and Washington and not required at all USFS trailheads.
In the Gorge it is required at:
- Bridge of the Gods, OR
- Dog Mountain, WA
- Eagle Creek, OR
- Gorton Creek, OR
- Herman Creek, OR
- Larch Mountain, OR
- North Bonneville, WA
- Sam’s Walker, WA
- St. Cloud, WA
- Wahclella Falls, OR
NEW! YourPassNow Digital Pass
In the Columbia Gorge where a NW Forest Pass is required, you can now purchase a $5 paper-free, smartphone-enabled pass. Rangers validate license plates online. Learn more at https://yourpassnow.com/ParkPass/park/crgnsa
Note: At age 62 and older, an America the Beautiful Senior Pass can be used instead. This $80 lifetime pass (or $20 for an annual pass) is honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees. Call Outdoor Recreation Information Center at 1-800-270-7504.
http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=visit.dsp_dayuse, or by calling 800-551-6949.
The following trailheads or parks require an Oregon State Parks pass:
- Mark Hatfield Trailhead West in Hood River ($5 day-use fee, credit card)
- Mark Hatfield Trailhead East in Mosier ($5 day-use fee, cash or check)
- Rooster Rock ($5 day-use fee, credit card)
- Viento ($5 day-use fee, cash or check)