The Port of Hood River will advertise and hold a public lottery for seasonal slips on the South Basin Dock for the period of May 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021. There are five (5) seasonal slips available for boat lengths of 20 feet or less. Jet Ski slips are unavailable at this time. Successful applicants accepting a slip will pay a one-time fee of $845 along with a $50 refundable gate key deposit.
Announcement of the 2021 Seasonal Lottery will be published beginning on March 10 via public notice is advertised in the “Announcements” section of the Columbia Gorge News. The application deadline is 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with the drawing held at 3:00 p.m. at the Port of Hood River administrative office located at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031. Applicants need not be present at the time of the drawing.
The Port will notify all applicants of the lottery results via email; the results will be posted on the Port website. All applicants whose names are drawn for a slip will have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2nd to either accept or decline the slip.
An application form must be submitted prior to the deadline to be eligible to participate in the Lottery. Only one (1) entry per household or boat partnership shall be submitted; and only one (1) watercraft per slip is allowed.
There will be five (5) slips available for boats 20 feet & under LOA (length over all). The Port has the discretion to terminate a seasonal moorage agreement if the watercraft is found to exceed the LOA.
All successful applicants shall abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Port of Hood River Marina available here:
Lottery Participants are required to provide the following: (Boat Partnerships: co-titled and co-insured requirements apply)
Proof of Watercraft Ownership
If the number of applicants is less than the number of slips, a Lottery drawing will not be required. However, if a drawing is necessary, it will be a blind drawing with individual names drawn from a container in sequence until all names in the container have been exhausted.
The first seven (5) names drawn will be eligible for the slips. The remaining names will be added to the Seasonal Wait List in the order of their Lottery Number.
Once all numbers are recorded, final Lottery results will be published on the Port website by April 15, 2021.
All applicants offered a seasonal slip will be required to respond to the Port of Hood River with an offer for acceptance by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2nd. If the offer is accepted, a completed agreement and seasonal fee of $845 must be paid in full prior to Friday April 26, 2021. If an offer is declined the slip will be offered to the next person on the Seasonal Wait List.
Each Lottery winner will be issued a maximum of two (2) keys to the South Basin Dock gate. A refundable key deposit of $50 per key must be paid in advance when the seasonal 6-month lease payment is made.
Slip assignments will be made by the Port of Hood River when the lease begins, with consideration given to vessel requirements and tenant preference.