The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Cascade Locks to Troutdale.

Thank you for supporting Hood River County Search & Rescue! 

Update, Sept. 7, 2017: Immediately following the rescue of 153 hikers from Eagle Creek, Friends of the Columbia Gorge launched a social media fundraising campaign to support the heroes of Hood River County Search & Rescue. Together, we raised over $30,000 in less than a week.

We are no longer taking donations for HCRSR through our website, but you can donate directly to them. Learn more at our Eagle Creek Fire FAQ page.   

While the fire continues to burn, many are asking, what can I do now? How can I help rebuild this national treasure? Many may want to pick up a shovel right now, but consider first investing in long-term stewardship efforts by becoming a member of Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Before a single sapling can be planted or any trails can be rebuilt, plans for restoration and future recreation need to be created, debated and finally implemented.

Friends is the only nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. Your membership gift will allow us to continue our work to protect the Gorge and in addition take steps to help the Gorge emerge from this disaster as a place our kids and grandkids will love and treasure as much as we have.