Nesika is closed for general use until further notice due to damage caused by the Eagle Creek fire in September 2017. At this time the area is closed to the public.
There are a lot of pictures of Nesika, pre and post fire, on the site http://www.NesikaLodge.com
We have received paperwork to provide us access for our work trips this summer. We are entering the closed area on a special access permit and there are rules.
We can only go in and out as a group. Glen Conrad will be in charge of access and gate key. The gate key has been changed so that we do not have club members coming and going at will.
The gate will be opened work trip weekends only at specific times. We will typically meet people at the gate on Larch MT road at 9:00 AM on Friday and Saturday mornings to take people in. We only bring people out at 6:00 PM on Saturday and 1:00 PM on Sunday.
The schedule may be different on any given trip due to changes in conditions so you MUST register to participate in a work trip. Please bring leather gloves to protect your hands from broken glass.
Sleeping space will be tight. Only the Main lodge reamains for inside sleeping. You must bring your own matress. People are encouraged to bring tents if possible. Shower is not yet working because of low water pressure till we get our new water tank in. Sponge baths are possible.
Contact the lodge chair for more information.
Note: The information below describes the property before the Eagle Creek Fire in September 2017 which severely damaged the property.
The Lodge is currently closed for repairs.
Information on facilities will be updated when the lodge is re-opened.
Nesika Lodge is our “Home in the gorge”. It is located on the rim of the Columbia River gorge surrounded by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The main lodge, a stone and log structure mainly built by club members, provides day facilities including a full kitchen centered around a wood burning range, dining space, game areas, and plenty of space to sit around the fireplace. A local water system and generator provide water and power for the lodge.
Nesika is normally reached by trail. The more scenic approach starts from the Columbia River highway at Multnomah Falls just 30 miles from Portland. The route follows along Multnomah Creek with its many waterfalls and cascades, then cuts through Multnomah Basin and a tall timbered area, a total distance of about four miles. The other main approach is by road via Palmer Mill road near Larch Mountain, then by trail. The road is gated so you must have a key to drive in.
Nesika Lodge is an ideal spot for large or small parties with the opportunity to take numerous hikes in the surrounding area, or just take an easy stroll out to the viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.