Hiking in Virginia: Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area and Cole Mountain Appalachian Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area's 25th Anniversary [KGW April 2011]
Angel's Rest Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
A National Scenic Area in the United States is a federally designated area of outstanding natural and scenic value that receives a level of protection that is less stringent than wilderness designation. Scenic areas are typically occupied or used in some manner by people and either cannot be considered for wilderness designation, or are seen as suitable for a wider range of uses than those permitted under wilderness designation.