There is a trio of Oregon State Parks in the vicinity of Mitchell Point – Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area, Wygant State Natural Area and Vinzenz Lausmann State Natural Area. All three Parks offer great hiking and scenic views overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.
The 126 acres that compose Vinzenz Lausmann State Natural Area was donated to the state of Oregon by the family of Vinzenz Lausmann, and named in his memory. At the foot of the park where a trail leads visitors up the steep, rugged slopes of alder, fir and maple is a plaque that honors Mr. Lausmann. The scenic views from this trail are awe-inspiring.
The Vinzenz Lausmann State Natural Area is a day use Park and no fee is charged. At this location, the visitor can enjoy hiking and observing mountains, canyons, forests and rock formations.