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.


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.


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.