Click HERE to view the boat launches and recreational facilities for the Lower Columbia River Estuary for both the Washington and Oregon sides of the river. The photographs of the boating facilities are posted below the description of the facility or imbedded in the commentary of the facility.

We begin our boating journey on the Columbia River with a brief narration of the boat launches on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River Estuary located on the north shore of the Columbia River west of the Astoria-Melger Bridge to Cape Disappointment.

Washington State's Cape Disappointment State Park Take Hwy 101 North over Astoria-Megler Bridge (crossing the Columbia River into Washington).Turn left at end of bridge, follow this road along the river through Chinook and into Ilwaco. Straight through traffic light (grocery store on right). Take first left, wind around Baker Bay, left at T, left 4-way intersection. This brings you to the boat launch.

Turning right at the 4-way intersection would take you to the Cape Disappointment campground and Waikiki Beach, where the rest rooms are open all year.

Going straight at the 4-way intersection would take you to the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, which is worth a visit.

Facilities--restrooms open summer at boat launch. Parking $5.

Ilwaco Washington (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Boat Lanch: depart the Astoria/Melger Bridge north onto US-101 N by the city of Chinook Wa. to Ilwaco and the Ilwaco boat launch. for 10.7 miles. Turn left onto Elizabeth Ave SE for 0.1 miles. Elizabeth Ave becomes Outer Harbor Way SE for 0.4 miles. Outer Harbor Way SE. Ilwaco, WA 98624 to the boat launch at the end of Outer Harbor Way SE.

Chinook Wa. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) the Port of Chinook, 1 Portland St., Chinook, Wa 98614. Call 360-777-8797 for additional information. Launch fee is $5.00. To access the boat ramp at Chinook Wa. From the Astoria/Megler Bridge. Exit the bridge north on Hwy 101 toward Chinook Wa. Travel on Hwy 101 for 4.1 miles to Portland St. W in Chinook Wa. Turn south onto Portland St. W for 456 feet to the boat launch on Water Street.

Washington State Boat Launches located on the north shore of the Columbia River east of the Astoria-Melger Bridge eastward into Washington State.

Knappton is a primitive boat launch without facilities locate 4.0 miles from the Melger Bridge, or by starting at the intersection of Hwy 4 and Hwy 401 (Naselle-Grays River Valley School) go south on Hwy 401 8.1 mi. site on left. Google Maps. Other information: Underwater hazards may exist. Very limited onsite parking. Things are not always what they seem but the launch looks challenging to me.

Deep River boat launch: from the Melger Bridge turn right onto WA-401 for 11.2 miles. Turn right onto S Valley Rd for 0.7 miles.  Turn to the right to stay on S Valley Rd for 1.2 Miles. Turn right onto WA-4 for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Oneida Rd. an unpaved road for 2.2 Miles and arrive at the boat launch on the left.

Skamokawa Landing from the originator of the Lower Columbia River Water Trail: from Portland, I-5 north, Longview exit 36 Follow this 4-lane into town, drop speed to 35, pass several traffic lights, get in left lane to go straight through the last one (by AM/PM). Continue past Lake Sacajawea. Bear left at Y (NW Nichols Rd), turn left at the T onto Hwy 4, Pacific Coast Hwy.…

From Seattle, I-5 south, Longview exit 39 Follow signs for Hwy 4, Pacific Coast Hwy ...Continue about 40 miles into Skamokawa. In Skamokawa, drop speed to 35. Take the first left past the Duck Inn onto Steamboat Slough Rd. In about 300 yards the road bends to the left, and right in front of you at this bend is the Skamokawa Landing building. Pull into the parking lot; our office is on the east facing side of the building, with a sign on the door.

Skamokawa Landing is located 12.1 miles from the Astoria/Megler Bridge to Naselle and 24.0 from Naselle to Skamokawa via Hwy 4 east from Naselle. Enter Skamokawa, drop speed to 35, pass Vista Park, cross bridge, first right onto Steamboat Slough Rd. In about 300 yards the road bends to the left, and right in front of you at this bend is the Skamokawa Landing building. Pull into the parking lot; our office is on the east facing side of the building, with a sign on the door.

Facilities: Rest room, paddle center and lodging. General store and post office 300 yards away at the highway.

Cathlamet Boat Launch: Directions, I-5 North or southbound, take Longview/Long Beach exit 36 (Hwy 432-West). Continue on Hwy 432 to Hwy 4-West (Ocean Beach Hwy). Turn left and continue approximately 20 miles to Cathlamet. Take the second left at Cathlamet (Chester St.), then turn right onto 3rd St., and continue to marina. Launch/park fee is $5.00.

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Cathlamet Ferry:

Coal Creek Boat Launch2 acre Boat Launch with concrete single lane ramp on Coal Creek Slough leading to the Columbia River, parking and undeveloped areas.

Coal Creek Boat Launch directions: take exit 39 from I-5. Go west on Allen St. Kelso, WA-4 for 0.9 miles. Continue onto W Main St for 0.1 miles. Continue straight onto Catlin St. for 0.3 miles. Continue onto WA-4 W for 5.8 miles to the Coal Creek Boat Launch at 6105 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview, WA 98632

Willow Grove Park Boat Launch at Longview Washington: In late 2013, Cowlitz County commissioners offered Willow Grove Park to the Port of Longview. On October 28, 2014, Port Commissioners unanimously voted to take over the 75-acre park on the Columbia River. 

Significant upgrades to the Park are currently underway, with more planned in the coming months. Acquiring Willow Grove Park fulfills the Port's mission to enhance opportunities for waterfront access.

Willow Grove Boat Launch GPS directions: take exit 39 from I-5. Go west on Allen St. Kelso, WA-4 for 0.5 miles to 6th Ave N. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto WA-411 S/1st Ave.  Continue to follow WA-411 S for 1.8 miles and continue onto 3rd Ave. for 0.4 miles. Continue onto WA-432 W/Industrial Way. Continue to follow WA-432 W for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto Willow Grove Rd for 3.0 miles to the W

Willow Grove Boat Launch.Cathlamet

Kalama Boat Launch, Washington

Beacon Rock Boat Launchd is located 7.6 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods.

Hamilton Island Boat Ramp is located 4.7 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods via Hwy 14.

Cascade Locks Boat Launch is located approximately 2.9 miles east of the Bridge of the Gods.

Wind River Boat Launch from Cascade Locks. The Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River is a Toll Road. The Wind River Boat Launch is located 8.5 miles east from the Bridge of the Gods via Hwy 14.

Cook's Landing from Cascade Locks. The Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River is a Toll Road. The Cook's Landing Boat Launch is located 15.4 miles east from the Bridge of the Gods via Hwy 14.

Drano Lake Boat Launch from Cascade locks. The Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.The Cook's Landing Boat Launch is located 16.3 miles east from the Bridge of the Gods via Hwy 14.

White Salmon on the Columbia River: from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road. The White Salmon boat launch is located 3 miles west on Hwy 14 from the Hood River Bridge.

White Salmon Boat Launch at Hood Vista Dr: from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road. Travel North from the Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River. Turn left onto WA-14 W For 0.2 miles. Turn left onto S Dock Grade Rd for 331 ft. Turn right to stay on S Dock Grade Rd for 138 ft. Slight left onto Hood Vista D at the boat launch.

White Salmon at Marine Park. Travel North from the Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River. Turn right onto WA-14 W For 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Maple St. for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Marina Way for 0.5 miles. Turn right at boat launch for 246 feet.

Railroad Island Park: located behind the John Day Dam.

Sundale Park Boat Launch.

Roosevelt Park Recreation Area Boat Launch. Located accross the river from Arlington, Or.

Pine Creek Tready Fishing Area Columbia RiverInter-Tribal Fish CommissionYAKAMAUMATILLAWARM SPRINGSNEZ PERCE

In-lieu/Treaty Fishing Access Sites

Zone 6 Fishing Access Sites

If you use any of these sites, please remove your personal and titled property to help speed the work and prevent any unexpected losses. While a site is closed for the maintenance, all other access sites, including the five in-lieu sites, will remain open for use and will be maintained on a normal weekly schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Broncheau at (503) 238-0667.

Columbia River In-lieu/Treaty Fishing Access Sites and Amenities

Crown Butte State Park Boat Ramp:

Paterson primitive Boat Launches Located upriver and accross the river from the Oregon State Park from Boardman, Or.

Pine Creek Treaty Fishing Area

Alderdale Treaty Fishing Site is located on Hwy 14 just west of Alder Creek.

Plymouth Boat Launch: Depart I-84 to I-82W. Take I-82 W  Take exit 131 west from I-82 W  to Plymouth. Continue on WA-14 W to your destination 2.5 mi at the Plymouth Boat Launch.

Directions to Washington Boat Ramp at Lake Wallula - Directions to Washington Boat Ramp - Lake Wallula from I-84 via I-82 W. Depart I-84 onto I-82 W. Travel north and cross the Columbia River 14.1 miles to exit 131. Turn right onto Plymouth for 1.9 miles to the boat ramp.

Two Rivers Park Boat Launch: Cross the Ed Hendler Bridge over the Columbia River from Pasco Wa. to Kennewick Wa Head south on N Gum St for 0.6 miles on  WA-397 S/E Chemical Dr for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto E Finley Rd for 2.2 miles. Turn left onto 220998-220836 E Finley Rd to the boat launch. at Two Rivers Park.

Clover Island Viewpoint or Boat Launch at the Clover Island Boating Facility. Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto N Clover Island Dr. The Viewpoint will be on the left and the boat ramp will be on the right.   

Columbia Park: To access the recreational opportunities: the Boat Launch, Soccer and baseball fields , Skateboard Park or the Tri Cities Water Follies associated with the Tri-cities Columbia Park via US-395 Bridge over Lake Wallula of the Columbia River. Travel south on  US-395 S. Take WA-240 W to Columbia Park Trail in Kennewick. Take the exit toward Columbia Park from WA-240 W. Continue on Columbia Park Trail to your destination at the East Columbia Park Dock located at 5111 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336

Directions to the Columbia Park Boat Launch from the Ed Hendler Bridge, Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 1.1 miles.  Turn right onto N Fruitland St for 335 ft. N Fruitland St turns left and becomes Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot. The Boat Launch will be to the right.

Direction to the Columbia Park Soccer and Baseball fields from the Ed Hendler Birdge. Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 3.0 miles.  Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park.

Tri Cities Water Follies Hydroplane Racing: Ventage Hydroplanes, and HAPO “Over the River” Airshow

Click on Ventage Hydroplanes, and HAPO “Over the River” Airshow to view a preview of comming events featurning the Aircraft Erikson Collection.

Directions to Columbia Park Tri Cities Water Follies from the Ed Hendler Bidge: Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 3.0 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the WA-240 W ramp to WA-240W for 0.5 mi. Merge onto WA-240 W for 0.2 mi. Take the exit toward Columbia Park for 0.1 mi. Continue onto Columbia Park Trail for 453 ft. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit, park and walk to the viewing area for the Tri Cities Water Follies Map. Expect traffic conjestion and plan for it by leaving early for events. use public transportation if available.

Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex offers Golf for everyone: Golf-strike it, Golf-kick it, Disc Golf-throw it.

Directions to Columbia Park Golf Triplex from the Ed Hendler Birdge: Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the WA-240 W ramp to WA-240W for 0.5 mi. Merge onto WA-240 W for 0.2 mi. Take the exit toward Columbia Park for 0.1 mi. Continue onto Columbia Park Trail for 453 ft. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Columbia Park Trail for 0.3 mi To 2701 Columbia Park Trail.

W Columbia Park Boat Launch at Kennewick: located at 1106 W Columbia Dr Kennewick, WA 99336. Head southwest on WA-240 W for 2.5 mi. Take the Edison St exit for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto N Edison St for0.1 mi.  Turn left onto Columbia Park Trail for 223 ft. Turn right to the destination on the right.

Columbia Park Marina (Columbia Park West Richland from Pasco Hwy 182) Depart Pasco Washington 99301. Get on US-395 S for 3.3 mi. Take WA-240 W to N Columbia Center Blvd in Richland. Take the Columbia Center Boulevard exit from WA-240 W for 5.7 mi.  Continue on N Columbia Center Blvd. Drive to Columbia Park Trail 0.5 mi.to the Columbia Park Marina.

Boat Launch at 1604 Columbia Park Trail. Depart Columbia Park Marina 1776 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. Head west on Columbia Park Trail toward N Columbia Center Blvd for 0.4 mi. Turn right the boat launch will be 253 feet on the right.   

Columbia Point Marina Park Depart from US-12 W, Pasco, WA 99301 to the boat launch at 550 Columbia Point Dr, Richland, WA 99352.

Depart southwest on I-182 W / US-12 W for a short distance. At exit 5B, take ramp right and follow signs for Geo. Washington Way. For 0.6 mi. Keep straight onto WA-240 BR / George Washington Way for 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Columbia Point Dr for 1.0 mi. Turn left for 0.1 mi. Turn left  for 161 ft to the boat launch at the Columbia Point Marina Park, or to the Columbia Point Golf Course. See the clubhouse on the map on the way to the boat launch.

Howard Amon Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Events: Beyond daily and seasonal recreational use, Howard Amon Park is a venue for several events throughout the year. Among the facilities for events is a bandshell, locally known as the Fingernail, which was in the park in 1982. The 60-ton structure was inspired by boats on Lake Washington adjacent to Seattle and was formerly an office building for a construction company where Interstate 182 currently runs. It was originally built in 1963.[8][9]</>

The Allied Arts Association, which owns an art gallery adjacent to the park, hosts the Art in the Park festival the same weekend that the Columbia Cup hydroplane races are held in Columbia Park. The festival, which began in 1950, features art exhibits and music from artists from around the United States.[10][11] In 2016, the festival hosted over 220 artists.[12]

The Tumbleweed Music Festival, which began in 1997, is held every Labor Day weekend at Howard Amon Park. This mostly-free event features several music varieties, including bluegrass, Celtic and folk at five different stages.[13][14] Renaissance fairs have also been hosted at the park, bringing in over 6,000 visitors.[15]

A paddlewheel river cruise ship, American Empress, periodically docks at the Lee Boulevard dock at Howard Amon Park while en route from Vancouver to Clarkston.[16]

Recreational features: Howard Amon Park has numerous recreational features, including river access, a playground and a facility for concerts. A paved bike path, the Riverfront Trail, runs the entire length of the park. The trail continues north of the park toward WSU Tri-Cities as well as south toward Columbia Point ending at the Sacagawea Heritage Trail. This connection with the Sacagawea Heritage Trail provides access to Kennewick and Pasco.[5] The trail is popular, especially during the warmer months.

The playground in the park was built before 1970 and continues to be a popular destination for young families.[6] An elephant slide within the playground is an iconic piece of Richland history. It was removed and put in storage in 2003 after it was deemed it no longer met safety requirements. After extensive discussion on social media in 2009, the slide was restored. It returned to the park in 2010.[7] Other features at the playground include a short zip line and a rock climbing area.

Sports equipment at the park includes four tennis courts and a half basketball court. It is also a popular destination for water-related recreational activities. There is a small wading pool in the southern portion of the park. Beyond this, the park's riverfront location makes it an easy accesspoint to the Columbia. There are three docks, one at the end of Lee Boulevard, as well as two to the north. The northernmost dock is located alongside a boat launch, while the center one at the end of Lee is for Kayaks and paddle boards.

Amon Park Boat launch at 1000 George Washington Way: Depart from the boat launch at the Columbia Point Marina Park to the two boat launches and nonamortized Kayak and Paddle board launch associated with Amon Park via George Washington Way to the furthest most destination at the Snyder St. boat launch.

Huntzinger Boat Launch: Exit I-90 at Vantage, WA 98950. Head east on I-90 E offframp? for 0.3 miles. Take exit 136 toward Vantage/Huntzinger Rd for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Wanapum Rd  for 213 ft. Contiue to The Boat Launch onto Wanapum Dam Rd to the boat launch at the end of the parking lot.

Huntzinger Fishing Dock is located in the corner of the dam pool opposite corner from the parking lot boat launch. 

Wanapum Recreation Area

Vantage Boat Launch Wa: Depart Ellensburg, WA 9926 west on I-90 W for 30.3 miles to the Vantage Bridge Boat Launch located west of I-90. An improved multilane concrete boat launch with paved parking areas.

Directions to the Vantage Bridge Boat Launch located on the east side of I-90. A improved single lane concrete boat launch with compacted gravel ght miles. To the Sunland Boat Launch at 1544 S Section Pl, Quincy, WA 98848.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Parku is located just west of the Vantage Bridge Boat Launch.

Did you know that petrified wood in Washington's official state gem? Considered one of the most diverse fossil forests in North America, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is famous for its rare specimens of petrified Ginkgo tree discovered there in 1932.

Grant PUD RECREATION wants everyone to enjoy a safe time along the river by following these safety guidelines:

  • Water released from the dams can create hazardous boating conditions. Sudden water level fluctuations can impact the shoreline. Make sure your boat stays wet and anchor well offshore.
  • Safety barriers located above both Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams are there to keep everyone safe. Do not go beyond the safety barriers under any circumstances. If someone gets in trouble and goes beyond the barriers, call 911 immediately.
  • Check the weather forecast before starting out. Watch for any wave, wind and cloud changes that signal bad weather is heading your way.
  • Make sure water and weather conditions are safe before entering the water. Cold water reduces body heat 25 times faster than air at the same temperature. The Columbia River can be cold enough to cause serious harm (Hypothermia) RIP my friend, In the water for 45 minutes. Wearing a life jacket increases your survival time. Wear a life jacket full time any time you are on the water. Unexpected circumstances without wearing a life jacket full time, Kills!!!. Consider my friend was wearing a life Jacket when his boat blew-up landing him in the water unconscious but floating him upright. He lived!
  • There are no lifeguards on duty at our recreation sites. Please be careful.

Wenatchee Boat Ramp at Pybus Market and Confluence State Park

"The World’s Best Farmer’s Market is in Wenatchee." OK, maybe we’re a bit over-the-top, but we have the world’s best fruits and vegetables, and the world’s best local producers, in the world’s coolest and most gorgeous setting, so that easily gets us to the conclusion we have the world’s best farmer’s market. Any other farmer’s market want to offer a counter-claim? From May through October, the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is in our west parking lot every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.  Live music is a bonus. Come join the fun.

Wenatchee Confluence State Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a 197-acre year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Situated at the edge of town, the park has two personalities. The North Confluence is urban and recreational, while the South Confluence is a wetland natural area.

Wenatchee Unimproved Boat Launch off of Hwy 97 located 4.0 mile from Hwy 2.

Rainbow's End Boat Launch, Private: It is approximately 6.3 miles to the Rainbow’s End Private Boat Launch via US-97 ALT N from Hwy 2 Access to the Rainbow’s End Boat Launch is restricted usage or has private roads. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on US-97 ALT N for the last 5.5 miles to Rainbows End Blvd. Turn right onto Rainbows End Blvd a restricted usage road for 39 ft. Turn left onto Pot O Gold Ln. The Boat Launch will be on the right.

Silicosaska Park Entiat, WA 98822 It is approximately 15.2 miles to the Silicosaska Park Boat Launch via US-97 ALT N from Hwy 2.  At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on US-97 ALT N for the last 14.3 miles to Shearson St at Silicosaska Park. Turn right onto Shearson St for 0.3 miles. Slight left to stay on Shearson St for 59 ft to the Boat Launch.

Chelan Falls Park Boat Launch: Click on the Chelan Falls Park map to view the location of the Boat Launch.

Wells Dam Boat Launch: The Wells Dam Boat Launch is located 13.9 miles from the middle of the Beebe Bridge over the Columbia River at Chelan Wa.

Columbia River Boat Launches and Recreational Facilities from the Hammond Marina and Warrington Boat Launch Eastward to the Confluence of the Snake River on the Oregon side of the Columbia River and both sides of the Columbia River in Washington State:

The Oregon State Marine Board publication, Boating Guide to the Lower Columbia and Lower Willamette Rivers is another great source of information.

Fort Stevens, City of Warrington Boat Launch and the Hammond Marina Boat Lauch access is gained by turning west from Hwy 101 onto E Harbor Drive. Drive west 1.1 miles toward the City of Warrington boat launch. Turn left onto Ensign. The 2 lane Warrington boat launch is on the left.

Hammond Marina Managed by: City of Warrenton
Contact: 503-861-3822
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: Yes
The Hammond Marina boat launch is located in the community of Hammond. Turn west from Hwy 101 onto E Harbor Drive. Drive west for 1.3 miles. Bear right onto OR-104, N Main Ave. N Main Ave becomes NW Warrington Dr. Keep right to stay on OR-104 when NW Warrington Dr. becomes Pacific Dr. Turn right onto Iredale St. and proceed to the 3 lane Hammond boat launch located on the right.

Warrenton Marina Managed by: City of Warrenton
Contact: 503-831-3822
Waterbody: Skipanon River
Use Fee: Yes

Second Street Park or Skipanon River Park Kayak launch is managed by the City of Warrenton. Contact 503-831-3822 for additional information. Scroll down the PDF page to view the section for Skipanon River Park. 

The Skipanon River Park & SE 2nd Street Kayak Dock is located near downtown along the Skipanon River. A linear park with a paved trail and grassy dyke links a paved parking lot at 3rd Street to the 2nd Street Kayak Dock.  The paved parking lot area is the head of the Warrenton Waterfront Trail, linking to miles of connecting trails in the city system.

The free to launch kayak dock has room for just a couple of additional vehicles to park in an unpaved area off of an unimproved access road on 2nd Street.  The parking area is connected to the trail and dock by a meandering pedestrian ramp.  The park gets heavy use during the months of May through September and is attractive to tourism visitors.

Lewis and Clark River Paddle Tours Hop in a two person watercraft and paddle along the lush riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark River. See bald eagles soar while you calmly float through history and hear a unique perspective of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The themes of these three hour ranger-led paddles will vary and include natural and cultural topics geared for all interests.

Directions: From Hwy 101 in Warrenton, OR, follow signs to Fort Clatsop Visitor Parking. This is also the Netul Landing. Facilities: restrooms

Netul Landing on the Lewis and Clark River is a use fee launch facility for non-motorized boats managed by the Lewis and Clark National Park Contact 503-861-2471 for additional infomation.

To ease road congestion, Fort Clatsop encourages visitors to take the Explorer Shuttle during the summer. It stops at most area hotels and campgrounds and ties into the local bus system, and the train from Portland via the Astoria trolley. For more info visit the Explorer Shuttle

Lewis and Clark River boat launch, on Lewis and Clark Road near Logan Road, south of Astoria. Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103 Depart Fort Clatsop Rd toward the bridge over the Lewis and Clark River for 3.3 mi. Continue past the intersection of Lewis and Clark Rd and Fort Clatsop Rd. to the boat ramp located between the Lewis and Clark Rd and the Lewis and Clark River. The Lewis and Clark River Boat ramp is primitave and steep only suitable for small cartop boats.

Fort Clatsop is the eastern entry point to The Fort to Sea Trail from Fort Clatsop to the western entry point at Sunset Beach State Park. Those of you who make the exciting adventure hiking the Fort to Sea Trail must have a ride to either entry point or park your vehicle at either entry point and make the return hike or have a vehicle at both entry points. Any way you cut it - satisfaction is your reward for making the hike.

Water Trail Trip Recommendations for the lower Columbia River. The islands and sloughs associated with Lower Columbia is a favorite destination with kayakers. We recommend the Kayakers website for directions to some of the favorite locations to Kayak on the Lower Columbia River.

Young's Bay Yacht Club is a free to lauch facility managed by the City of Astoria. Contact 503-325-8279 for additional information.

Access to Young’s Bay Yacht Club from Olney Ave & 5th St (BUS 101) Astoria, OR 97103. Head south on 5th St for 272 ft

West Mooring Basin is managed as a moorage facility by the Port of Astoria. Contact 503-325-8279 for additional information. The boat launch is located at the East Basin boat ramp facility. 

17th Street Dock a boating facility located on  Columbia River is managed by
 City of Astoria 503-325-5821

East Basin Boat Ramp is a no use fee to launch facility operated by the Port of Astoria. Contact 503-325-8279. From Hwy 30 west into Astoria. It's on the right about a mile past the Crest Hotel, opposite a baseball field, and just before the Comfort Suites and Safeway. There are no signs, just a parking lot, brick 2-story restroom, and boats in the harbor.

Or from the west, Hwy 30 east out of Astoria, on left just past Safeway and Comfort Suites.Facilities: Rest room

Pier 39 is a Private Marina located at 100 39th St Astoria, Oregon m.me/pier39astoria Call (971) 230-8121 for additionsl information.

The John Day River of the Lower Columbia River is located approximately 6 mile east of Astoria via Hwy 30. The John Day River features John Day County Park and boat launch.

Is a use fee to launch facility operated by Clatsop County. Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information

Knappa Docks are only sutiable for launching small cart top boats from shore. Known as Knappa Docks because of the old barge that still exists. Launching from the dock is not advised. Use the small beach upstream of the dock, which can b difficult to launch from at high tide because most of the beach is under water. The site provides excllent access to the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. No facilities on site. The site is managed by Clatsop County. Call 503-325-9306 for addtiohal information.

Blind Slough Swamp Preserve Well-known for birding, canoeing and kayaking, Blind Slough Swamp is the best example of a Sitka spruce swamp remaining in Oregon. Boating on the Columbia River Sloughs depends on the tides. Entrance tides by Willy Weather.

Aldrich Point is a no use fee to launch facility. Hwy 30 east out of Astoria. Left on Ziak-Gnat Creek Rd (a couple miles past flashing light at Knappa). Take first right (a 4-way intersection, and you're turning to cross a small bridge. Go to end of road, just past RR tracks. That's it

Facilities: sometimes porta-pottie, boat ramp

Aldrich Ramp is managed by Clatsop County. Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information.

Westport Ramp is a no use fee to launch facility located on Westport Slough in the community of Westport located on Hwy 30 east of Astoria.

Turn north onto Westport Ferry Rd. Travel to and turn right onto Old Mill Town Rd for one block then left onto the boat ramp access road and you have arrived.

Kerry West Marina is a no fee to launch private marina located on Westport Slough. Contact 10474 Highway 30 Clatskanie OR 97016 503-728-3266.

Jones Beach is managed by Clatsop County. Jones Beach is located on the Columbia River. Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information.

For bank anglers, Jones Beach just upriver of. Westport provides excellent access to the river for lower Columbia Steelhead . Dibblee Beach, downriver of Rainier, Oregon.

Jones Beach Kiteboarding Guide.

Beaver Landing is a use fee based facility managed by: Columbia County
Contact: 503-397-2353 for additional information.

Waterbody: Clatskanie River
Use Fee: Yes

Clatskanie City Park is located at 300 NE Park Street, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016

Clatskanie Skate Park

Managed by: City of Clatskanie is a no use fee to launch facility. Contact: 503-728-2038.

Mayger Beach Managed by: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact: 800-720-6339
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: No

Dibblee Point Beach Landing is a use fee boat launch facility managed by Columbia County. Contact 503-556-2128 for additional infomation.

Tide King tidal projections for the Lower Columbia Estuary.

Summer Steelhead Fishing Map for the Columbia River.

Columbia River Water Trail Trip Recommendations for the Lower Columbia Estuary.

Riverfront Park Launch

Managed by: City of Rainier is a use fee facility to launch operated by the City of Rainier.The Boat Launch is located at the west end of town, next to the City Park, and the Marina is located at the east end of town. The marina does not have a boat launch.

Contact Address: Riverfront Park On A St, Rainier, OR 97048 Phone: (503) 556-0457 for additional information.

Rainier City Marina The marina is located at the east end of town and does not have a boat ramp. The Boat Launch is located at the west end of town.

City of Rainier has Marina Slip openings. Inquire at Rainier City Hall, 106 W 'B' Street or call City Hall. Marina slips are $80 a month. Maximum length boat space is 26'. (Adopted ORS #1057 (Marina and Boat Launch Ordinance) Managed by the City of Rainier Contact 503-556-7301 for additional infomation.

Prescott Beach is a fee use facility managed by the Columbia County Contact 503 556 2128 for additional information.

Prescott Beach is a beautiful beach located off Hwy 30 between Rainier and Goble. Located 14 miles north of St. Helens, and five miles south of Rainier. Turn off U.S. 30 onto Graham Road. 1.75 miles to park entrance.

This is a great park to relax, walk along the beach and just enjoy the view of the beautiful Columbia River. Play in the water and enjoy the volleyball courts and picnic area on a summer day. Or, if you’re into windsurfing or boating, this is a great beach for you. Don’t forget about the fishing and swimming that are accessible from this beach too! Maybe you want to host a wedding or some other big event? This is still the perfect park for you because you get access to all those horseshoe pits, play equipment, picnic area and volleyball courts. Beyond that there is a beautiful gazebo to create the perfect event. Basic amenities include restrooms, parking and drinking water for your convenience.

Trojan Park - Picnic and play near the Columbia River

Explore 75 acres of natural beauty

Google maps directions to Trojan Park a delightful day-use park with facilities for picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, paddling and even disc golf. The 75-acre park includes a stocked lake, multi-use trails and a large sports playing field.

The park, near the site of the former Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, has individual picnic tables as well as facilities for groups: two shelter complexes, each with two reservable sections. Electric stoves, sinks, water and electrical outlets are provided. The park has barrier-free restrooms and picnic sites.

Trojan Park is open from May 23 until Sept. 7, 2020. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only through Sept. 27, 2020. The park is free and open to the public.

If you want to reserve a picnic shelter or part of the park for a private group, there is a small day-use fee.

Please make a reservation using the Day Use Area Permit Application. Be sure to take a look at our Parks & Recreation Rules.

Trojan Park: 503-556-7076

Phone reservations and email requests for the 2020 season will be accepted beginning March 2, at 8 a.m.

Directions

Follow Highway 30 west from Portland for 42 miles. Follow signs for Trojan Park located at 71760 Columbia River Highway
Rainier, OR 97048

Scipio's Goble Landing at 70360 Columbia River HwyRainier, OR 97048 Phone: 503-556-6510 Email: scipiosgoblelanding@yahoo.comP is a fee based private facility.

Pixie Park

Managed by: A small private park open to the public located in Columbia City. The site is a popular location for wind surfing and wind sailing activities.
Contact: 503-366-0454
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: No

Sand Island Marine Park North

Managed by: City of St. Helens
Contact: 503-397-6272
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: No Columbia River: SNW - St. Helens
Managed by: City of St. Helens
Contact: 503-394-6272
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: No

St. Helens Marina

Managed by: Private
Contact: 503-397-4162
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: Yes

St. Helens City Docks

Managed by: City of St. Helens
Contact: 503-397-3532
Waterbody: Columbia River
Use Fee: No

Scappoose Bay Marina CVA

Managed by: Port of St. Helens
Contact: 503-397-2888
Waterbody: Scappoose Bay
Use Fee: No.

Directons: From Hwy 30 turn east on Millard Rd toward McNulty Way for 285 feet. Turn right to stay on Millard Rd for 0.3 miles Turn right onto Old Portland Rd for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Bayport Marina Ln to the boat launch.

Scappoose Bay Marine Park

Bayport RV Park & Campground is located adjacent to the Scappoose Bay Marine Park and offers a variety of activities. Go boating, fishing or kayaking – Scappoose Bay is just steps away!

Also onsite is the Scappoose Bay Paddling Center, where you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, take a class, or go on a tour of the local wetlands.

Be sure to also check out the paved nature trails or sit back and relax and enjoy the sunset over the bay.

Columbia City Dog Park

Gilbert River Ramp a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel
is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

Gilbert River Boat Ramp is a scenic little spot located within the famous Sauvie Island Wildlife Area 25 miles and 53 minutes from Portland forcatfish, sturgeon, bass, walleye.

This facility provides easy access to the Multnomah Channel for a variety of boating activities including fishing and kayaking. Although this park is located on the end on the end of Sauvie Island it is only two miles downstream of JJ Collins Marine Park on Coon Island. Another convenient amenity of this little park is there is access to transient moorage, along public restrooms, picnic areas and a beautiful view of the Multnomah Channel. The Gilbert River boat ramp provides access to the river, Sturgeon Lake and Multnomah Channel. Good bank fishing spots at many sites along the river. Park in designated areas. A parking permit is required. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online. Take Hwy. 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Cross bridge. Stay on NW Sauvie Island Road for about two miles. Stay right at the Y intersection onto Reeder Road. Turn left off Reeder Road to ramp. Be aware that the Lower Willamette River fish advisory is in effect for the fish taken here. Take the Sauvie Island bridge off U.S. 30 to Reeder Road. Turn left on Gilbert River Boat Ramp Road, approximately one mile to the ramp on the Multnomah Channel. Located two miles downstream from the J.J. Collins Marine Park.

Hunting Sauvie Island’s East Side Unit. Getting there: the Eastside is comprised of 14 individual hunting subunits. Access to all Eastside subunits is permitted only after obtaining a SIWA hunting permit at ODFW’s Eastside check station, which is located approximately 11 miles from the Sauvie Island Bridge, at the intersection of Reeder and Rentenaar roads. To get to the check station, from Hwy. 30, cross the Sauvie Island Bridge and stay straight on Sauvie Island Road. Follow Sauvie Island Road for 2 miles until it forks. At the fork, bear right and stay on Reeder Road for 9 miles. The check station is a small, light gray building on the left.

Little McNary Lake a boating facility located on McNaryLake is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339. The boat ramp for McNary Lake is located on McNary Lake just east of the Gilbert River boat launch.

Collin's Beach (clothing optional)

Gilbert River Transient Tie-Up a boating facility located on Gilbert River upstream from the Gilbert River Boat Launch and is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

J.J. Collins West a boating facility ocated on Multnomah Channel
is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

This serene 23-acre island offers outstanding bird-watching, a 1.5-mile nature trail and a restful lunch spot for boaters, complete with picnic tables and campsites.

Located two miles upstream from the Gilbert River Boat Ramp, and seven miles from the confluence of the Columbia River and the Multnomah Channel on Coon Island

Sauvie Island Beach

Willow Point

Island Cove R/V Park

J.J. Collins East a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Columbia County 503-397-2353

Coon Island Marina - Multnomah Channel: SNW Google Map Coon Island Marina

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership:  811 SW Naito Parkway Suite 410  Portland, OR 97204. At 503-226-1565 info@estuarypartnership.org

Sturgeon Lake West Hand Launch GPS a boating facility located on the western side of Sturgeon Lake From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339

Reeder Beach R/V Park.

Reeder Point.

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339.

Sauvie Island Bird Watching

Over 250 bird species can be sighted on the island. Sauvie Island is the place where the variety of bird species exceed expectations.

Sauvie Island Boat Ramp is a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel and is managed by  Metro 503-797-1700

Field Guide Metro Boat Ramps

Sauvie Island Boat Ramp Google Maps.

Wapato Access Greenway State Park

McCuddy's Landing a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel s managed by  Private 503-543-3836.

Pirate's Cove a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private 503-543-5153

McCuddy's Landing a boating facility located on  Multnoma Channel is managed by  Private 503-543-3836. McCuddy's Landing Big Oak Marina is located approx. 12 miles west of the St. John's Bridge off Highway 30, in the Multnomah Channel. The 15 minute drive from downtown Portland takes you away from the city into a beautiful, peaceful, park-like setting, surrounded by a view of three mountain peaks, and the Sauvie Island Wildlife Preserve.

Webster Pond Hand Launch GPS a boating facility located on Webster Pond is managed by  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339

Haldman Pond Hand Launch GPS is located on Sauvie Island – 17 mi., 36 min from Portland. Managed by ODFW at 800--720-6339. Haldman Pond contains Trout, crappie, bass, catfish stocked, 2-acre pond offers good bank access. Ideal for kids. Not ADA accessible. A parking permit is required when on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online. Take Hwy 30 west. Cross the Sauvie Island Bridge, stay on Sauvie Island Road, go about 2 miles and turn right on Reeder Road. Turn left on Oak Island Road and go about 4 miles to the access road at the 7.1 mile mark. Turn east on the access road to the primitive boat launch located at Haldman Pond or continue east for a short distance on the access road to the primitive boat launch for Sturgeon Lake.

Sturgeon Lake Access a is a primitive boating facility located off of Oak Island Road on Sturgeon Lake From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The launch site is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339. To access the Sturgeon Lake primitive boat lauch continue past Haldmen Pond primitive boat launch for 1/4 of a mile to the primitive boat launch at Sturgeon Lake. Google Maps GPS refused to lock on the GPS location for the boat launch for Sturgeon Lake.

Rocky Pointe Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private 503-543-7003

Skyline Moorage

Wildwood Golf Course

Burlington Bottoms

Happy Rock Moorage Inc. a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-543-7464

Hadley's Landing is a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel 3.7 miles below the confluence with the Willamette River, and is managed by  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949?

Larson's Moorage/Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-286-1233

Marina Way Moorage a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-286-2157

Multnomah Yacht Harbor Sales a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private

Fred's Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private

Jantzen Beach Fuel Dock a boating facility located on North Portland Harbor is managed by Private 971-255-8054

Red Lion Jantzen Beach a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-283-4466

Tomahawk Bay Moorage a boating facility located at Columbia Crossings on the Columbia River at Hayend Portland is managed by  Private 503-283-2444.

M. James Gleason Ramp a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by  Metro 503-665-4995

Commodore's Cove a boating facility located on Government Island in the Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Sandy Beach a boating facility located on Government Island in the Columbia River and is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Lower Government Island a boating facility located on Columbia River
is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949.

Government Island (Oregon) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Government Island (in the Columbia River northeast of Portland) is a series of islands accessible by boat only. There are two docks and a floating tie-up on the north side of the main island. Although restrooms are located throughout, rules signs and restrooms also are located at West Lemon Island, SE Lemon, Commodore (near I-205 north), Government Island Landing (west dock), Bartlett Landing (east dock), SE McGuire, and about two miles east of south I-205 (South Beach) Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.

With 15 miles of shoreline, the park is popular with anglers. Camping is permitted below the vegetation line around the perimeter and in a few upland areas where picnic tables and a shelter have been installed.
There are trails along the north side of Lemon and Government Islands. The interior is accessible by permit only. Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!

Bartlett Landing a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Will-Jan Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-667-5187

Ducks Moorage a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-665-8348

Chinook Landing a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Metro 503-665-4995

Blue Lake Park Ramp a boating facility located on Blue Lake is managed by Metro 503-797-1700

Lewis and Clark State Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Dabney State ParkOxbow Regional Park and Dodge Park are the boat launch facilities on the Sandy River:

Dabney State Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Oxbow Regional Park boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by  Metro 503-797-1700

Dodge Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Portland Water Bureau 503-823-7404. Click on the link to view a moment in history....

Sandy River Water Trail

Rooster Rock State Park a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Dalton Point a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949. We were unable to find any referance to Dalton Point State Recreation Site in the Oregon Parks Website. Google Map location for Dalton Point Boat Launch 45.5728743, -122.1593415

Columbia River Gorge Visitor's Guide

BENSON LAKE at the Benson State Recreation Ares is located in the Columbia River Gorge some 30 milis and 34 minutes from Portland. Benson Lake is stocked with Trout and contains largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, bullhead. Benson Lake State Park has good bank access but no boat ramp. Float tubes, rafts. Open year-round for fishing, park closes after Labor Day. Take I-84 E to Exit 30 just before Multnomah Falls.

USFS Video of Multnomah Falls

USFS website of Multnomah Falls the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest in addition to being the most photographed recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views of Multnomah Falls! The Lighthouse at Heceta Head is the second most photographed recreational site in Oregon.

Multnomah Falls is the highest falls in Oregon and the second highest in US. Multnomah Falls is fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain. The flow over the falls varies but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. 

Trail vicinity maps

Ainsworth State Park

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Welcome to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Fishery Inc. Boat Launch: The phone does not work which makes me think the privite boat launch is not in business or is open in season.

Depart Troutdale, OR 97060 east on I-84 E / US-30 E for 16.6 miles. At exit 35, take ramp right and follow signs for 35 for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto E Historic Columbia River Hwy for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto NE Frontage Rd for 0.3 miles Turn left onto NE Tumalt Rd for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto NE Enquist Pl to the Private boat launch at Fishery Boat Launch. Call 541-374-8577 for additional information.

John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor

Port of Cascade Locks Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Port of Cascade Locks

Call 541-374-2404 for additional information.Marnia GPS. Marina on Google MapsCampground: Marine Park:

Port of Hood River Marina Parka boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Port of Hood River 541-386-1645

Big Winds Windsurfing Center

Koberg Beach Recreation Site:

Rock Beach Recreation Site: Is located between West Lake and East Lake 18.3 miles east of the Dalles at Mosier.

Mayer State Park at Mosier is a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

Heritage Landing (Deschutes River Link)

Maryhill Washington State Park access from Bigg's Junction via Hwy 84 Oregon offers 2 boat launches.

Rufus Primitive Boat Launch:

Boat Launch at Rufus:

Giles French Park day use area is located 1.5 miles east of the John Day Dam Road.

Blalock Canyon Primitive Boat Ramp

Hwy 84 View Point: is located 6.9 miles from Bialock Canyon.

Port of Arlington, Or is located approximately 8.5 miles from Blalock Canyon.

Arlington Wind/Kitesurfing Access, trailer boat launch and paddle board launch is a boating facility located on the Columbia River and is managed by the  Port of Arlington at 541-454-2868.

Directions to Arlington from the Viewpoint on Hwy 84. Head west toward I-84 W 1 min (0.2 mi). Follow I-84 W and US-30 E to Beech St in Arlington. The parking area for paddle boarders is located to the left. To Access the trailer boat launch or the Wind/ Kitesurfing areas Take exit 137 from I-84 E/US-30 E. Drive to Arlington Port Rd for 0.6 mi to access the Wind/Kite surfing area at the end of the road. To access the trailer boat launch follow Arlington Port Rd around the corner and back to the trailer boat launch area.

The Port of Arlington is located accross the river from the State of Washington Roosevelt Recreation Area.

Threemile Canyon at Quesna County Park

Boardman Marina Park a boating facility located on the Columbia River anaged by Boardman Parks District at 541-481-7217 is located approximately 27.3 miles from the Port of Arlington.

Launching a boat at Boardman has the advantage of mooring the boat at the marnia and camping at the the Boardman Marina Park to take advantage of the facilities enhances your recreational adventures.

Paterson Ferry Landing a boating facility located on the Columbia River is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 800-720-6339

Irrigon Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by  Irrigon Parks District at 541-922-4933

Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.

Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Read more about the complex.

Port of Umatilla Boat Launch Directions: take exit 1 from Hwy 395 onto Power City Rd Umatilla, OR 97882. Head northeast toward 6th St for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto 6th St for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Brownell Blvd 0.4 miles. Turn left onto 3rd St/County 1275 Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto Quincy Ave. The Port of Umatilla Boat Launch will be on the right.

Umatilla Big River Golf Course:

Oregon Boat Ramp - Lake Wallula: Location:Oregon Ramp Lake Wallula, Columbia River Mile 292, south river bank. Highway Directions: 1 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon, on Deschutes Ave.

McNary Beach Park Location: Lake Wallula, Columbia River Mile 293, South River Bank Highway Directions: 3 miles east of Umatilla on Highway 730. 1.0 miles north of the Port of Umatilla Road to Beach Access Rd. MCNary Beach Park is a "No Pets Park.

McNary National Wildlife Refuge

McNary National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife preserve, one of the national wildlife refuges operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Extending along the east bank of the Columbia River in southeastern Washington, from the confluence of the Snake River to the mouth of the Walla Walla River, and downstream into Oregon,

Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

About the Refuge Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge is an undiscovered treasure, the proverbial hidden gem. Find Out Why . . .

Hat Rock State Park: Hat Rock State Park, located off U.S. Highway 730 nine miles east of Umatilla, lies on the south shore of Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Hat Rock was the first distinctive landmark passed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their journey down the Columbia, and is one of the few remaining sites not underwater.

The park is a desert oasis surrounded by rolling sagebrush hills and outcroppings of basalt. The park offers visitors a chance to escape the summer heat under the shelter of cottonwood and black locust ringed by acres of green grass. A boat ramp provides access to the lake, which is noted for walleye, sturgeon, and other fish. Water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, and boating are popular here. The park has its own pond stocked with rainbow trout and provides year-round habitat for waterfowl.

Hat Rock State Park Boat Launch: From Hwy 730 head northwest on Hat Rock State Park Rd to the boat launch at the end of the road.

McNary Yachat ClubFacilities, Boating: 1-Lane Launch Ramp, Handling, DockTie-Up Dock, Season and Hours of Operation: Year round, during daylight hours.

Warehouse Beach Recreation Area (Lake Wallula) Tis located 10.0 miles east of the Oregon and Washington Boarder. The Warehouse Beach Recreation Area is located upstream of the McNary Dam on Lake Wallula, at Columbia River Mile 299. The 130-acre park is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is day-use only. The park provides great views of Wallula Gap upstream. Downstream is located Hat Rock State Park and upstream is Sand Station Recreation Area.

Warehouse Beach Recreation Area: Highway Directions: 9.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon and Highway 730 to Highway 37. Exit at Highway 37, and head immediately north on gravel road for 0.4 miles.

Sand Station Recreation Area

Highway Directions: 10.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon and Highway 730. Follow highway signs.

Facilities, Camping Area: Open: May - Sept. One Group Camping Area(By permit only): Contact McNary Dam Ranger Desk for Reservations and Permit at 541-922-2268

Oregon/ Washington Border is 9.0 miles from the Sand Station Recreation Area.

Walla Walla Ychat Club is 2.7 miles northeast from the Oregon/ Washington Border. The Ychat Club allows boat launching but the truck and trailer must be parked outside of the gate.

Madame Dorion Memorial Park primitive boat launch, Burbank, WA on the Walla Walla River 1/2 mile from the Columbia River.

Directions to Madame Dorion Memorial Park from US-395 and Hwy 12 Pasco, WA 99301. Take the exit onto US-12 E toward Walla Walla for 16.4 miles to N. Shore Rd. Turn left onto N Shore Rd for 138 feet. Turn right for 0.2 miles to the boat launch at Madame Dorion Memorial Park.

US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District

Hood Park Boat Ramp.

Facilities
Camping Area: 46 Regular RV/ tent sites, each site has fire pit/grill & picnic table, sites 3 -18 have 30 amp electric, Sites 2 & 19 - 69 have 50 amp electric. Flush toilets, hot showers, playground, amphitheater, dumpsters, potable water spigots & dump station. Day-Use Area: Picnic tables, sun shelters, grills, flush toilets, water, swim beach, playground, group shelter, horse-shoe pits & basketball court, nature trail, and fish ponds. Boating3- lane launch ramp, handling dock, crib wall.

Directions to Hood Park from US-395 and Hwy 12 Pasco, WA 99301. Take the exit onto US-12 E to WA-124 E/Ice Harbor Dr in Burbank For 5.3 miles  Follow Ice Harbor Dr to Hood Park Rd for 0.8 mi to boat launch on Grain Terminal Rd.

Westway Feed Products Boat Launch. The boat launch is located between Westway Feed Products and Hwy 12.

To access the boat launch exit Hwy 12. Head south toward Ice Harbor Dr for 0.2 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Gateway Dr for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto S 2nd St 0.3 mi. Turn right for 167 ft. Turn left for 180 to the boat launch.

Columbia Marine Center at Schlagel Park is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd 1.1 mi. Turn left onto E A St (signs for A Street/Port of Pasco) for 1.8 mi. Continue on S Oregon Ave to S 2nd Ave for 1.0 mi. Continue on S 2nd Ave for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto S 2nd Ave for 482 ft. Turn right onto E Washington St. for 0.1 mi. Turn left onto S 4th Ave for 210 ft. Turn right. The boat ramp will be on the left.

Wade Park Boat Launch is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd for 1.1 mi. Turn left onto E A St (signs for A Street/Port of Pasco) for 2.5 mi. Turn right onto S 4th Ave 0.6 mi. Turn left onto W Sylvester St for 3.3 mi. Turn left onto Rd 54 for 0.1 mi to the boat launch.

Chiawana Park Boat Ramp is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd for 4.2 mi.  Continue onto I-182 W/US-12 W for 1.9 mi. Take exit 12A for US-395 S toward Kennewick Pendleton for 0.7 mi. Continue onto US-395 S for 0.1 mi. Take the Court St exit for 0.3 mi. Follow W Court St to your destination 4.4 mi. Turn left onto Rd 88 0.1 m. Turn left at Chiawana Park Rd for 0.3 mi to the Chiawana Park Boat Ramp.

Boating on the Hanford Reach

Boating on the Hanford Reach can be a memorable experience, but without proper equipment and safety it could be your last! The Columbia is a cold, powerful river that has claimed lives. By following these safety suggestions your visit to the Monument will be a fun-filled event.

Be Aware of River Mileage: The Hanford Reach is the last non-tidal, free-flowing section of the Columbia River in the United States. The total distance from Priest Rapids Dam to Richland is 51 miles, a trip that can last over 16 hours in a non-motorized craft. There are minimal facilities along the river, with the only access points at Vernita Bridge, White Bluffs Boat Ramp, Parking Area 7 and Ringold Fish Hatchery. It is recommended that a full length float trip be divided into two day-trips with take-out at White Bluffs and Ringold. There are no camping facilities on the Monument, so vehicles need to be shuttled between access points. Inquire locally for up-to-date weather and river conditions.

River Conditions: River flows are regulated by Priest Rapids Dam, operated by the Grant County PUD. River levels can change dramatically, rising and falling up to 10 feet in a short time. While stopping along the river, be observant of changing river conditions and anchor your watercraft well above the high water line. Be aware of strong and swirling currents and gravel bars that can ground and swamp your craft.

Weather Conditions: Like the river, the weather can be very dynamic. Temperatures in summer can reach well above 100 degrees and winters drop below zero. Wearing sunscreen and carrying plenty of water is recommended. Winds also can be troublesome, especially for non-motorized craft experiencing a strong headwind. Plan ahead for the time needed to reach your destination.

Wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD): The majority of boating fatalities on the Reach have resulted from boaters not wearing their PFDs. One Coast Guard approved PFD is required for each passenger. Be sure to follow state and federal boating laws requiring that proper safety equipment be onboard for your specific type of watercraft.

Observe Closed Areas: Both for your safety and that of the wildlife, please observe all closed area restrictions. The Department of Energy's side of the river, south and west shores, are closed above the high water line. All federally owned islands are closed for cultural resource protection and wildlife resting and nesting. Observe and enjoy wildlife from a distance and never remove—or even move—what might be an artifact.

Boat Launches: The Wahluke Unit provides two boat launches. The White Bluffs Boat Launch is concrete with a narrow, two-lane capacity. Please be aware that the White Bluffs Boat Launch is closed to launching of motorized craft from November 1 through June 30; this stretch of the river is a sanctuary for over-wintering waterfowl. The gravel/cobblestone launch at Parking Lot 7 is usable seasonally by four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Just outside the Monument boundary, the Ringold Fish Hatchery, operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has an undeveloped launching area.

There are about 13 boat launches downstream of the Monument in the Tri-Cities area that can be used to access the Monument via the river.

Summary: 

  • Vernita Bridge – Primitive 4WD
  • White Bluffs – Paved Single Lane
  • Parking Area 7 – Primitive 4WD
  • Ringold Fish Hatchery – Primitive 4WD

River Miles: 

  • Priest Rapids Dam to Vernita Bridge – 8 miles
  • Vernita Bridge to White Bluffs Boat Ramp – 18 miles
  • White Bluffs Boat Ramp to Parking Area 7 – 8 miles
  • Parking Area 7 to Ringold Fish Hatchery – 8 miles

Click on the following news article, "Exploring the Hanford Reach" by Tony Buhr of Union-Bulletin for his unique perspective on the Hanford Reach North Trail access of the Hanford Reach National Monument. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge: Once a national wildlife refuge itself, Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge still exists, but as part of the much larger Hanford Reach National Monument or the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge | Washington

Ringold Hatchery Boat Launch: the boat launch is located at the end of the road to the Columbia River. A primitive boat launch and 4WD vehicle use is recommended.

Parking Area 7 Boat Launch: is a primitive boat launch and 4WD vehicle use is recommended.

Hanford Reach White Bluffs Boat Launch at Sunnyside. is a concrete with a narrow, two-lane capacity. Please be aware that the White Bluffs Boat Launch is closed to launching of motorized craft from November 1 through June 30; this stretch of the river is a sanctuary for over-wintering waterfowl.

Vernita Bridge Boat Launch Primitive 4WD recommended.

PriestRapids State Recreation Area:

This site is located south of the Sunland Estates shoreline community. Amenities include: picnic area, parking area, double vault toilet, swim beach area with barrier protection, and interpretive display.

Desert Aire Golf Club

Priest Rapids State Wildlife Area: Buckshot Public Access

Burkett Lake Recreation Area:

This is a dispersed recreation area. Shoreline fishing is popular. There is a day-use picnic shelter, an ADA fishing pier, walking path, interpretive signage and two vault toilets. Parking is limited. Non-motorized boating is allowed.

Nunnally Lake Non-motorized boating is allowed on the 120 acre lake while fishing for trout.

Turbine Park Boat Launch Depart Vantage Bridge Wa. Take I-90 E and WA-243 S to Wanapum Dam Rd in Grant County for 7.0 miles. Turn right onto Wanapum Dam Rd to the boat launch at the end of the parking lot.

Wanapum Dam Upper Boat Launch

Old Vantage Highway Boat Launch: Is a single lane concrete boat launch with a paved parking area.

Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area

Sunland Boat Launch Wa: Depart Vantage Bridge north.  Take I-90 E to Silica Rd SW in Grant County. Take exit 143 from I-90 E for 8.1 miles. Continue on Silica Rd SW. Drive to Sunland Rd. for 7.6 miles.

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Crescent Bar Boat Launch: the Crescent Bar boat launch recreation area features two boat launches one on Crescent Bar Island at Riverbend Park and one off the island at Chinook Park. Day use marina slips will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Directions from I-84: depart I-84 at the interchange with I-82 to Hermiston. Take I-82 W, WA-240 W, WA-243 N and I-90 E to Rd 5 NW/White Trail Rd in Grant County for 2 h 11 min (131 mi). Turn left onto Rd 5 NW/White Trail Rd. Continue to follow White Trail Rd. for 10 min (8.8 mi). Turn left onto WA-28 W for 4 min (3.4 mi). Follow Crescent Bar Rd NW to your destination at the off island Crescent Bar Boat Launch for 6 min (2.6 mi). Turn left at 1095 Crescent Bar Rd NW Quincy, WA 98848.

Private Boat Launch? Head north on Basalt Dr NW toward Mansfield Rd a restricted usage road. In other words private?

Apricot Orchard Boat Launch: Turn west from WA-28 W toward Lake Wanapum onto Spanish Castle Rd. The boat launch is located at the end of the road.

This area has a single-lane boat launch, ADA transfer platform, parking area, ADA paths/access, single vault toilet and informational kiosk. Sandy beaches are popular along the shoreline. Waterfowl hunting is a common fall and winter activity.

Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park is located 2 miles south of East Wenatchee on Highway 28. (Boat launch entrance: 1682 SR28; Day-Use/Ballfield.

Wenatchee Golf & Country Club

Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail The Loop is Wenatchee’s most famous hike/bike trail. Along the western bank of Wenatchee’s riverfront, the paved trail follows a series of riverside parks along the Columbia River. Next, the trail crosses the Odabashian Bridge (Highway 97) on the northside of town. Then it follows the much wilder waterfront of East Wenatchee before recrossing the Columbia on the Pedestrian Bridge (the first bridge spanning the Columbia built back in 1908) and returns to the starting point. A few paved bike trails also connect to the Loop — on the east side of the pedestrian bridge you can follow a paved trail from the Loop 2.2 miles down the Columbia to Hydro Park. And as of 2014-15 you’ll be able to follow another paved spur leading from the east side of the Loop Trail at the Odabashian Bridge about 5.5 miles up the Columbia to Lincoln Rock State Park.

East Wenatchee Primitive Boat Launch: the boat launch is located just upstream from the Hwy 2 bridge over the Columbia River. We recommend using developed boat launching facilities when they are available.

Boat Launch Riverside Recreation Area: From the Hwy 2 Bridge over the Columbia River head east on US-2 E/US-97 N toward WA-28 E. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at the 1st cross street to stay on US-2 E/US-97 N for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Lincoln Rock State Park Rd for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Lincoln Park Rd for 0,3 miles. The boat ramp will be on the right.

Orondo River Park: It is 9.8 miles from the entrance to the Boat Launch Riverside Recreation Area via US-97 N to the boat launch at Orondo Park. Turn left at Fisher Ln to the boat ramp.

Daroga State Park: depart Orondo River Park north on US-97 N toward Ray Ln for 3.9 miles. Turn left for 0.2 miles. Continue onto Claphan Rd. for 0.4 miles. Turn left for 0.2 miles to the boat launch.

Sun Cove Boat Launc: Click on the Sun Cove link to view the location map.

Beebe Bridge Park Boat Launch: Click on the Beebe Bridge link to view the location on the map

Click on the link to view the updated Rereation Conditions Report

For those of you who are Young at Heart and yearning for Adventure we recommend participating on paddle journey of the Lower Columbia River Water Trail, or paddling the Northwest Discovery Water Trail Guide for Nonmotorized Watercraft: from the forty mile reach of the confluence of the Clearwater River with the Snake River downriver to the Bonneville Dam. The Northwest Discovery Water Trail is sponsored and defined in the Memorandum  of Understanding.

Flow and Spill Query for Snake and Columbia River Sites

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