CENTRAL GORGE WASHINGTON
Bingen · White Salmon · Mill A/Willard/Cook · Underwood
The central Gorge on the Washington side is known as the land where the rain meets the sun. Each small community on this side of the river has its own personality, unique attractions and outstanding scenic views. Come explore Klickitat County’s ‘sunny side’ of the Gorge and find your rainbow.
DRIVE + DISCOVER: Drive up Dock Grade Road for a magical ornament display in December and January.
MUSEUM: Visit the Gorge Heritage Museum in Bingen for local history and artifacts.
SHOP AT THE LOCAL MARKET: Shop at the Farmers Market for fresh produce from summer to fall every Tuesday in Rheingarten Park.
TAKE A WALK: Stroll on the White Salmon Walking Paths, eastside or westside— your choice.
VIEWPOINTS: Catch the spray from the class 5 waterfall viewpoint at Husum Steel Bridge. • Observe the paragliders landing, raptors soaring and more at Bingen Point. • Watch the windsurfers and kiteboarders at “The Hatchery”— a favorite surfing site with great photo opportunities.
Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery
This hatchery raises over 15 million Tule Fall Chinook Salmon each year. Adult Tule Fall Chinook return in September and visitors can watch the fish being spawned in mid to late September. From the Hatchery, visitors can also watch large numbers of windsurfers and kite boarders enjoying the brisk winds at this world class windsurfing site.
Gorge Heritage Museum
Established in 1984 to promote interest in the legacy passed to us by the native people and immigrants who settled and traded in the mountainous river valleys and along the Columbia River. Come see their many fine exhibits of tools, clothes, furnishings, photos and historical documents and items including Native American artifacts.
Spokes Bike Park
A non-motorized BMX and Trail Bike Challenge Course, this 19 acre area was once used as a dump site/burn pit. Through the incredible efforts of volunteers and donated materials, many truckloads of debris were removed. Paths were cut into the steep hillside and the ramps, pump track, and other skills-building features were built, transforming the site into a highly popular professional-grade bike park which adds substantially to the Gorge’s great reputation for incredible mountain biking.
White Salmon Valley Community Library
A true gem well loved by locals and so much more than books. It offers music, movies, special events, children’s programs, a rotating art display, used bookstore, business and professional services and a multitude of useful resources available to everyone.
Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce
DISCOVER YOUR ADVENTURE
Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce promotes Klickitat County and the Columbia River Gorge with a focus on the north shore communities. The office is located in the Heritage Plaza Visitor Center on SR14 just west of the Hood River Bridge. A personal interaction can make all the difference in guiding guests to our local services, recreation and more. Being a member can be a smart decision. Let’s talk about how we can work together .
1 Heritage Plaza, White Salmon, WA 509-493-3630 visit website