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Bonneville Lock & Dam

Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
+1 541-374-8820
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Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.
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Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
+1 541-374-8820
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took the Dam Tour on the Washington state side of the gorge. The tour was very good. There were viewing windows to see the fish trying to swim upstream to spawn. We saw the turbines up close. It is not as crowded on the...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Go here! We arrived late and didn't get to stay very long. They closed on us. But the hatchery stays open until dusk and it was amazing! Won't go wrong and the kids will love it!

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Interesting sidetrip for an hour or two, for all ages. Children enjoy watching fish struggle through the water. There is a nearby fish hatchery, where you can feed the fish. It is also interesting to learn about construction and electrical power generation. There is a...More

Thank Denzil F
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Bonneville dam is located along I-84; it is well worth the stop. The visitor center on Bradford Island provides a great viewpoint of the dam, along with the history of the dam and area. There is also an area where you can watch the fish...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fascinating look at the dam but be warned, if no ranger staff available between tours then you are left to wander in limited areas. We were travelling through so had to move on without the tour.

Thank Tess W
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Impromptu stop to check it out. Unaware was even there. Very nice well maintained facility. Interesting watching the fish swim against current in fish ladders

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was my husband's idea to stop here and I was not thrilled to sat the least. After going through the buildings, grounds and especially the "fish ladder", I was so glad we visited. The personnel are friendly and very knowledgeable. We were not lucky...More

Thank hurricanemama
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Drove the Columbia Highway in mid-August. If you don't remember, the weather in Portland and the Gorge was HOT!!! After sitting in traffic and watching the tow truck pull cars off the highway of unsuspecting "bathers", we decided to stop. What a hidden gem! Not...More

Thank karji84
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the North Bonneville Lock and Dam while stopping on the river as part of a river cruise. This is one of the most interesting "dam" tours that I have taken. Our volunteer guide; Lindi, did an excellent job of showing us around and...More

1  Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very good visitor center. We went on the tour and had Jon as our guide. He was very good and answered all the questions. It was fun to visit the lower level and see the fish ladder and how they are counted.

Thank berf
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28 December 2016|
Response from ThomasTCat | Reviewed this property |
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers operates and maintains the Bonneville Lock and Dam. The phone number for further information is 541-374-8442.
ger w
17 May 2015|
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Response from amcord | Reviewed this property |
Bonneville Dam has a fish count that is available online. This will help you keep track. I can't put the link here, but you can find it in the "Columbian" newspaper from Vancouver, WA.