Northwest Wildflowers

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Dog Mountain

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: NW Forest Pass (and day use permit in peak season)

Elevation: 110'-2948'

Current status (as of 9/27/22): not blooming

Peak wildflower bloom on Dog Mountain is typically from mid-April through May into mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

Typical year:

Notes: A permit is required on weekends in the peak season (late April through the beginning of June). The permits are only $1; they're not a money-maker for the Forest Service, they're just about capacity control.

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.