Crown Point (Oregon)

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Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Vistahouse.jpg
Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, taken from Chanticleer Point
Map showing the location of Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Map showing the location of Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Map of Oregon
Location Multnomah County, Oregon
Nearest city Portland
Coordinates 45°32′22″N 122°14′39″W / 45.5395°N 122.24422°W / 45.5395; -122.24422Coordinates: 45°32′22″N 122°14′39″W / 45.5395°N 122.24422°W / 45.5395; -122.24422
Area 306 acres (124 ha)
Established 1938
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=108
Designated: 1971

Crown Point is the name of a promontory on the Columbia River Gorge and an associated state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in eastern Multnomah County, approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of Portland. Crown Point is one of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of part of the Columbia River. It stands 733 feet (223 m) above the river and is the remains of a lava flow that filled the ancestral channel of the Columbia River 14 to 17 million years ago.[1][2] The Point was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.[3]

Vista House[edit]

Main article: Vista House

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alt, David D.; Hyndman, Donald W. (1978). Roadside Geology of Oregon. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 179. ISBN 0-87842-063-0. 
  2. ^ "Science writer Richard Hill gives a brief geologic history of the Columbia River Gorge". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Crown Point". nps.gov. National Park Service. 

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View from Crown Point looking over the Columbia River Gorge