Cascade Locks, Oregon: Bonneville Lock and Dam: Fish Ladders

Watch fish jump, tour a dam power house, marvel at the Columbia River Gorge.
Dam Rd, Cascade Locks, OR
Bradford Island Visitor Center. Four miles west of Cascade Locks. I-84 exit 40, then drive north. At the flag pole intersection, bear right. Follow the signs for about one mile.
Observation deck open daily 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fish ladders.

Bonneville Lock and Dam: Fish Ladders

Totally worth the stop for the fish hatchery alone!

[Jeff V, 09/04/2016]

Would love to see this fish on the ladder.

Fish Ladder.

Bonneville Lock and Dam: Fish Ladders

Bonneville Lock and Dam was built from 1933-38 to provide hydroelectric power as well as improve inland navigation on the Columbia River. The dam is part of a series of dams and locks that allow barges to navigate over 400 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean up to Lewiston, ID. The visitor center features tours of the power house, fish ladders, and interactive exhibits related to salmon migration and the history of the Columbia River and hydroelectric power. The dam complex also has hiking trails and amazing views of the Columbia Gorge.

[Ranger Ron, 10/27/2013]

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