Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area
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This park offers opportunities for hiking and viewing the spectacular scenery of the Columbia River Gorge.
A plaque honoring Mr. Lausmann is at the foot of the park, where a trail leads the visitor up the steep faces of fir, alder and maple which define the Columbia River Gorge in this area. The views of the Gorge from this trail are spectacular.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.
: Climate in this region changes drastically with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.
Location: Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area is located in the Columbia River Gorge, off I-84,6 miles west of Hood River (exit 58, eastbound access only).
Contact Info: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department1115 Commercial Street NESalemOR97301-1002800-551-6949
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