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Government Cove Peninsula

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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  • A view into the Gorge from the peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Clustered wild rose (Rosa pisocarpa).- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Wild berries growing in abundance.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • A view over the Government Cove Peninsula trails.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Trails wrapping around and through the peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • A view into the Gorge from the peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Atop the highest rocks on the peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • A view northeast into the Gorge from the peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • Rock formation on the Government Cove Peninsula.- Government Cove Peninsula
  • - Government Cove Peninsula
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Pros: 
Great views. Numerous fishing spots. Wild flowers and berries.
Cons: 
Smaller peninsula. Limited parking.
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Region:
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Government Cove Peninsula may best serve as a stop between stops, better for short visits than full days. That said, the location provides an extensive shoreline for fishing, short trails for hiking and biking, and rock formations for low-level rock climbing, scrambling, and bouldering. With both shaded and fully exposed areas, the destination can provide a picnic stop with exceptional panoramic views up and down the Columbia River. In the summer, you can also find a bit of lunch on the peninsula, thanks to the substantial amount of wild berries. If you are planning to have a picnic, bring your own blanket as Government Cove Peninsula is undeveloped and receives minimal maintenance—while you will not have to pay any fees for parking or day use, you also will not find any restrooms, drinking fountains or picnic tables.

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