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What better place than Hood River and the Columbia Gorge to live or play? Breathtaking natural beauty, abundant recreation, small town ambiance and a kid-friendly atmosphere - in addition to our location within the National Scenic Area (NSA) - combine to make our Hood River/Columbia River Gorge Area truly the Northwest's Last Best Place. Increasingly, our unique area is sought by retirees.

Enjoy easy access to "best-place" locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge for almost every outdoor pursuit: windsurfing, kiteboarding, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, photography, fishing, biking and more. In addition, hidden behind the small town façade, there is a sophisticated arts and cultural interests community offering a wealth of possibilities. Downtown Hood River is an exciting spot for good food, art and an eclectic shopping experience.

Event Site Sailing - New Hood River/Columbia River Delta
Hood River Waterfront Park
Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association
Local Cam - Windsurfing
Whitewater Rafting
Best Hood River Weather Report

Columbia Gorge Mountain Biking


Hood River and Gorge by Kris Gann
Maps, Trails & Waterfalls?
Download Visitor's Guide
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National Scenic Area Info
USDA Forest Service
for Maps

Columbia Center for the Arts Events
Columbia Gorge Wineries
Hood River Fruit Loop & Map

Live web cams - (courtesy Port of Hood River