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Multnomah Falls: How to visit safely

(As of August 11, 2020) Multnomah Falls has re-opened after 5 months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, re-opening is at a very limited capacity to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. What does this mean for you and your visit? Operations of the site have changed and may continue to be tweaked so your patience and cooperation is required. Everyone has worked hard to re-open Multnomah Falls Lodge and Recreation Area in as safe a way as possible. Remember to be gracious, kind, and understand everyone on site is doing their best to help you enjoy this beloved site.

How to visit Multnomah Falls and what to expect when you arrive: 

Open Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Parking: The only parking access will be in the I-84 parking lot. Once full, the gate will close. DO NOT stop along I-84 at any time. If the gates are down when you arrive, keep driving and plan to visit another time. The Historic Highway is open, but there will be not parking, stopping, or dropping off of people in front of Multnomah Falls. 

Access and Entry: During Phase 1, visitors will be welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis, up to 300 people at a time. Once the limit is met, a socially distanced line will form in the queuing area.  

Restrooms: Only portable restrooms will be available on site. These are located in the closed parking lot in front of the Lodge.

Food and Drink: All concessions from the restaurant and snack bar will be take-out/to-go online. 

Gift Shop: The Multnomah Falls Gift Shop will be located on two floors of the Lodge now to help maintain social distancing. 

Face Coverings: Face coverings will be required both inside the Lodge and in all outdoor areas at the Multnomah Falls Recreation Area.

Trail Access: Trail access remains closed. This includes Benson Bridge. You can access the main viewing platform of the waterfall. 


Download the Map: Multnomah Falls Map - Where to go


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