Multnomah Falls (I-84) Timed Use Permit

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Multnomah Falls Timed Use Permit provides access for one private vehicle and for its occupants visiting the Multnomah Falls Lodge and area via Interstate 84, Exit 31. The Multnomah Falls (I-84) Timed Use Permit is only valid when visiting Multnomah Falls via Exit 31. The permit check-in location is on the walkway between the parking lot and Multnomah Falls.

From May 26 through September 4, reservations will be available on an hourly basis from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

A Timed Use Permit reservation does not guarantee parking. Visit the Oregon Department of Transportation TripCheck webpage to see updated images of the Exit 31 parking area (click I-84, then Multnomah Falls Parking).

Because the Historic Columbia River Highway becomes extremely congested in the summer and parking is limited, it is recommended that visitors use the I-84, Exit 31 option when going to Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls is one of the most visited natural recreation sites in the Pacific Northwest with more than 1.2 million visitors stopping by each year to take in the views. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. 

When are Permits Required?

Reservation Limit

If you are a tour operator with questions please reach out to the US Forest Service at (541) 308-1700 for more information.

A limited number of permits will be available for pickup without a fee at the Gateway to the Gorge Visitor Center in Troutdale and the Cascade Locks Historical Museum.    

Timed use permits will not be required on the Historic Columbia River Highway/U.S. 30 in 2023. However, parking is extremely limited at the small lot along the Historic Highway/U.S. 30 at Multnomah Falls. A concessionaire will be operating this lot on a first-come, first served basis. There are six ADA parking spots at this lot for those with valid ADA placards. When the parking lot is full, vehicles will not be allowed to stop or wait for an open space.

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5300 Historic Columbia River Highway Bridal Veil OR 97010

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