Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Crown Point (“Thor’s Heights”) State Scenic Corridor
40700 E. Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett, OR 97019
Dedicated: May 5, 1918
Rededication: May 5, 2006
Architecture: Gothic-Jugendstil (“Art Nouveau”)
Architect: Edgar M. Lazarus (1868-1939)
Construction Supervisor: John B. Yeon
Owned by: State of Oregon (1938)
Managed by: Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.
Volunteer Support Organization:
Friends of Vista House (est. 1982)
Exterior Diameter at base: 44’ (octagonal)
Lower Level Diameter: 64’
Interior Area: 3,318 square feet
Elevation: 733’ above the Columbia River
Observation Deck: 360o
Visitors/year: Approximately 1 million
Interior: Alaskan Tokeen Marble, Kasota Limestone
Roof: Terra Cotta Green/Gold Glazed Tiles
Windows: Steel Frame with Opalescent Art Glass
Crown Point Natural Landmark (1971)
National Register of Historic Places (1974)
National Historic Landmark (2000)
Our Winter Hours: From October 14th to November 3rd 2013, We will be open daily from 10AM to 4PM. From November 4th 2013 to March 1st 2014 the Vista House will be open Saturday and Sundays only, if the weather permits.
The winter weather in the Columbia River Gorge can be unpredictable and the weather at Crown Point even more so! The Vista House will not open if it is too windy or there is ice on the roads, and the determination whether to open will be made each Saturday and Sunday morning throughout the winter. You may call the Vista House directly at 503-695-2240 to see if it is open on any winter weekend day.
Please check this website for updates, or contact us at any time. The off-site administrative office is open year round: for more information call 503.695.2230, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Mission: Our mission is to steward, preserve and protect the historic Vista House at Crown Point State Park by developing and enhancing interpretive and educational programs that foster a better understanding of Vista House, Oregon’s pioneers, the Historic Columbia River Highway and (Columbia River) Gorge.