The Port has received notification that the 4th of July Fireworks show has been cancelled due to the fires in the area. Please remember that NO FIREWORKS of any kind are allowed on the waterfront. As Hood River Firework’s lead pyrotechnician says, “This is a community event, and it will not feel the same to celebrate while such a large part of our community is actively undergoing loss. Our thoughts and focus should remain on this wildfire.”Read More
HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July fireworks show preparations will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The following areas will be closed or have limited access:
The Spit: The Port will close the Spit area at 8:00 a.m. on July 4 until noon on Wednesday, July 5.
Event Site Access to Sandbar: Access to the Sandbar from the Event Site will be closed at 7:00 p.m. on July 4 to all access, due to the fireworks display. Kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass and beach is prohibited.
Marina Beach and Marina Park: The sandy area of the Marina Beach will be closed at 7:00 p.m. on July 4th due to the fireworks safety perimeter. No kiteboard launching and landing in this area. Once the Marina Park parking areas are full, “Closed” signs will be posted at the entrance and additional vehicles will not be allowed into Marina Park.
Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on all Port properties, including the Marina and Waterfront areas. People planning on watching the fireworks from the Marina and the Waterfront are reminded that the show’s conclusion usually brings very heavy traffic congestion and there will be significant delays in exiting the area. The Port urges patience and cooperation to help ease the pressure created by the large number of vehicles attempting to exit the area at the same time. Dark conditions and heavy pedestrian traffic during this time make it all the more important to use caution and take your time driving in the area. There is no overnight parking or camping allowed anywhere on Port property.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or via email to email@example.com for more information.Read More
The Port of Hood River will advertise and hold a public lottery for seasonal slips on the South Basin Dock for the period of April 15, 2023 through October 15, 2023. There are five (5) seasonal slips available for boat lengths of 20 feet or less. Jet Ski slips are not available. Successful applicants accepting a slip will pay a one-time fee of $1,041 along with a $50 refundable gate key deposit.Read More
The Hood River Marina boat launch will be closed for all use from Monday, October 10 through Monday, October 31, 2022 for demolition and construction to replace the visitor dock ramps. This project is funded by the Oregon State Marine Board and will fully replace both guest docks ramp floats.Read More
With warm weather in the forecast for the coming days, it’s important to remember the following when recreating at the Hood River Waterfront.
–The only designated swimming area on the Hood River waterfront is the Waterfront Park.
– Serious drowning danger and natural hazards exist in the waters of the Columbia River and the Hood River.
– The waters of the Columbia are still quite cold and the waters of the glacially-fed Hood River are very cold.
– There are very strong currents, undertows and steep drop offs, especially at the edges of sandy areas near the confluence of the Hood River with the Columbia. The Spit and Sandbar look like peaceful, flat beaches, but they are moving, dynamic sediment deposits and serious drowning danger exists.
– Children should be directly supervised by a parent or caregiver at all times near the water. Lifejackets are strongly recommended.
– There are NO Lifeguards or any other dedicated professional rescue service on any beaches in Hood River.
– Dogs MUST BE ON LEASH, attached to their humans at all times on Port properties.
– Kiteboarding is a sport that requires lots of clearance to enjoy safely. Spectators and other users are urged to stay upwind and far away from kiteboarding launch and land areas.
– Campfires and bonfires are not allowed on any Port property.
– Underwater hazards exist at the Nichols Basin sea wall and the pilings along the waterfront. No jumping or diving from the sea wall or the pilings is allowed.
In 2017, the Port and its partners in the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Associations (now CGW2) and Hood River Fire & EMS developed the Hood River Waterfront Safety Zones map. This map identifies several known safety hazards and also numbered areas that can be used to communicate location quickly to emergency dispatch personnel. Please view and download the map here to familiarize yourself with the area, but remember, conditions are constantly changing and new hazards may now exist. https://portofhoodriver.com/…/Hood-River-Waterfront…Read More