Oregon Tourism: Cascade Locks Marine Park

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Cascade Locks Marine Park

Cascade Locks Marine Park in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge offers a wide range of day-use activities, event facilities, boating and water sports, regional history, and breathtaking views.

  • Located just east of Cascade Locks, Oregon, between Portland and Hood River on I-84.
  • 23 acres of lush grass and historic group facilities make the Marine Park a favorite event location.
  • Access to the spectrum of outdoor activities, including fishing, water sports, and hiking.
  • Overlooks the stunning waterscape of the Columbia River Gorge.

Overview

Looking for an outdoor facility to host a group or family event? Cascade Locks Marine Park just east of Cascade Locks, Oregon is a great choice, with plenty of fun activities and a taste of local history. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, the lush 23-acre park is a favorite spot for family reunions, company picnics, and weddings up to a thousand guests.

Location & Information

The quaint town of Cascade Locks is located 40 miles east of Portland and 20 miles west of Hood River on Oregon’s Interstate-84. Cascade Locks Marine Park sits just east of town on the Columbia banks.

Activities

There’s lots to do both outdoors and in at Cascade Locks Marine Park. Some activity choices include:

  • Several indoor event rental spaces housed in what were once Historic Lock Tender homes.
  • Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge makes Cascade Locks its home port; river excursions, brunch and dinner rides are available aboard this triple-decked paddle wheeler.
  • Outdoor cookshacks, picnic areas, and playground.
  • Three-acre Thunder Island accessible via footbridge can be reserved for a once-in-a-lifetime private event.
  • The Thunder Island Riverwalk nature trail tours the island, flanked by towering Douglas firs and the Columbia River.
  • Sail, swim, windsurf, or kiteboard in the river.
  • Old Historic Locks forms a prime fishing spot and the park has a fish cleaning station near the restrooms.
  • Cascade Locks Historic Museum, visitor’s center, and gift shop.
  • Day-use boat launch and RV accommodations.

In the Spotlight

Other Cascade Locks Marine Park Resources

Port of Cascade Locks

The Port of Cascade Locks is a tourism committee for Cascade Locks, Oregon.