Multnomah Falls and Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area requires Timed Use Permits to access two separate areas:

Starting May 24th through September 5th, permits will be required from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. A Timed Use Permit reservation does not guarantee parking. Permits will be available on a per vehicle basis and visitors will be limited to 2 permits per day.   

Depending on your travel plans, reserve one or both permits:

Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit: The Forest Service in partnership with Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Parks Recreation Department, and Multnomah County are piloting Timed Use Permits to access the Waterfall Corridor between Bridal Veil (Exit 28) and Ainsworth (Exit 35). The Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit will provide access to US Forest Service sites including Wahkeena Falls recreation area, Oneonta Trailhead, and Horsetail Falls recreation area. The permit will also provide access to Multnomah Falls for visitors using the Historic Columbia River Highway parking lot. This permit does not guarantee you a parking space. 

Multnomah Falls (I-84) Timed Use Permit: Access to Multnomah Falls from Interstate 84/Exit 31 only. This permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Both Timed Use Permits are intended to improve the visitor experience and access to US Forest Service recreation sites by reducing congestion. The goal is to reduce congestion and improve safety with better access for emergency responders. 

Learn more about the Waterfall Corridor improved access and view the map of the permit area

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Mailing Address

5300 Historic Columbia River Highway Bridal Veil OR 97010

Phone Number

541-308-1700

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