Watershed is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to event amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. 

The following explains the services provided this year. Please read this informational guide thoroughly before sending an inquiry email. For any accessibility-related questions not answered in the guide, please email us at We will do our best to assist you and address your accessibility needs. 

ada wristband (for venue)

ADA guests wishing to utilize the accessibility services at The Gorge will be required to wear an ADA Wristband. This wristband is acquired onsite at our Guest Services locations.  

  • ADA Wristbands are good for the entire event/weekend. 
  • One (1) ADA Companion Wristband will be issued per ADA Guest. 


To utilize ADA resources, you must have: 

  • Disabled Person Parking placard, permit or license plate. 
  • DMV-issued documentation that accompanies the ADA Guest Parking placard, permit or license, and corresponding ID. 
  • The person to whom the placard, permit or license plate is issued in the vehicle. 
  • A physician’s note may be considered for the ADA amenities. 


ADA camping is available in our Standard Campground area. The ADA area in Standard Camping does provide a shuttle to and from the venue and back to the campground after the concert for the person in need of ADA assistance and one companion. ADA wristband will be asked to be shown at the venue in order to gain access to the ADA shuttle services.  

To purchase ADA Camping, please purchase a Standard Camping pass and advise the campground ambassadors at the entrance/upon arrival that you would like to camp in ADA Camping. 

No ADA shuttle is provided in Big Rig or Oasis due to being close to the venue entrance. 


The natural terrain of the Gorge is rough and hilly. For those needing assistance, a special services vehicle can transport physically challenged patrons from the main gate to a drop off point close to the lower bowl. There is also a special shuttle vehicle available to transport disabled patrons from the ADA campground to the Amphitheatre, and at the conclusion of the show, shuttles from the venue back to the main entrance and campground maybe available. Space is limited to the one disabled guest and one aide/companion. 

hearing assistance

Guests that require interpreter service please fill out the form and The Gorge will begin to arrange this for any event. We need at least 2 weeks notice to secure an interpreter. Click here to access the hearing assistance form. 

additional information

  • Ticketing – all passes can be purchased online via 
    • If you purchase GA Passes, please visit Guest Services at the venue entrance upon arrival to receive an ADA wristband and so they may assist. 
    • If you purchase VIP Club (21+), please visit the VIP Check in/Guest Services inside the VIP Club entrance so they may assist.  
  • Day Parking (for those commuting each day/not camping) – Accessible Parking is located outside the main gates, enter Gate B. You will need to have a valid and current accessible placard in order to park in this lot, but please be advised that parking is limited. If you do not absolutely need accessible parking- please park in the general lots. 
  • Accessible Stations – If you have questions or need assistance we have a table staffed with customer service employees to help answer questions related to seating or other accommodations. These stations are located at the main entrance and in the Guest Service booth to the right of the main stage. 
  • Accommodations – All venue concession stands, and merchandise stands are accessible. The majority of Gorge restrooms are porta-potty however the campground and venue do have ADA porta-potty as well. 
  • Service animals or those in training for guests with disabilities are allowed in The Gorge Amphitheatre and Campgrounds. All other animals are prohibited. 

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