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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks is located in Hood River County, along Interstate 84 and the Columbia River in the Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood Region of Oregon. Situated between Bonneville Dam and the community of Hood River. The Columbia Wilderness Area is found in the hills and on the cliffs above town.

This community was named for the series of locks built in 1896 on the Columbia river. The site was once called Whiskey Flats and was incorporated in 1935. This town is also the starting point of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Columbia River Gorge is the only National Scenic Area in America and Cascade Locks is in the heart of it.

Cascade Locks is a friendly community and has many facilities for accommodating tourist:

  • Dining
  • Lodging
  • Camping
  • Boat Marina
  • Windsurfing
  • Airports
  • From mid-June to the end of September, the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, based in Cascade Locks, makes two hour excursions on the river daily. During the cruise, a narrative is given on local history, legends of Native Americans, geology and points of interest. A snack bar and lounge is provided, with seating inside and out.

    Government Cove | Lewis and Clark Portage | Bonneville Dam |
    History Cascade Locks Historical Museum |
    Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Econo Inn | Port of Cascade Locks Visitors Center |
    Wildlife Viewing Cascade Fish Hatchery | Oxbow Fish Hatchery |

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    02/19 Coming to The area
    Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
    Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
    4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.
    Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
    Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.