The Oldest River In Washington Is A Beautiful Piece Of Living History

The Columbia River is the fourth largest (by volume) in North America — and to Washingtonians, it’s a beloved part of history (and the present). This majestic body of water provides us with power, fish, recreation, and endless beauty, and we’re truly lucky to have it.

The Columbia River is so rich in history, dozens and dozens of books have been written about it. And you can get some incredible views of it simply by visiting the Columbia River Gorge.