HOOD RIVER, OR – Crowded beaches and conflicting uses of limited space have raised safety concerns for recreational sites on the Hood River waterfront. The Port of Hood River owns and operates most of the recreational facilities and announces the following changes that will go into effect July 25. These rules will apply all days unless noted below as Saturdays and Sundays only. The Port will continue to monitor crowding and other safety conditions and may take further measures to close or restrict access to recreational sites if necessary.Read More
The 4th of July fireworks display in Hood River has been cancelled for this year and there will be several other major differences to the holiday weekend experience on the Hood River Waterfront.
The large gravel lot known locally as “Lot 1” will be closed. No parking or access to the lot will be allowed throughout the weekend. The Event Site parking lot will be open to season pass holders only on Saturday, July 4. Season passes can be purchased that day at the parking booth, but no single-day use passes will be sold. The parking lot will close at 10:00 p.m.On-street parking is free on Saturday, July 4. Off-street parking at the West Jensen Beach lot will still be pay-to-park. The Marina picnic shelter will be closed, but the Marina Park itself will be open with picnic tables placed around the lawn at proper distances from each other.
As always, there is no overnight parking or camping allowed anywhere on the Hood River waterfront. No fireworks of any kind are allowed anytime on any Port-controlled property.
For more information, please contact the Port of Hood River via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Special notice April 8, 2020: The boat ramp at the Hood River Marina is open for boat launching, but users are urged to comply with Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 and avoid non-essential travel and gatherings of more than 2 people. Marina public restrooms are closed and garbage service is suspended at this time, so Marina users are asked to take all garbage home with them. The water and pump-out located at the fuel dock are not available at this time.Read More
COVID-19 threat prompts temporary closures
HOOD RIVER, OR – In response to the COVID-19
coronavirus pandemic, and in cooperation with the City, County, and Hood River Valley
Parks & Rec District’s collective efforts to promote social distancing and reduce
the risks of community spread of the virus in our community, the Port of Hood
River will close all its waterfront parks until further notice.
On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown
issued Executive Order 20-12 “Stay at Home Except for Essential Needs,”
restricting public gatherings. Please see the full details of this order here: http://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.
Residents and visitors alike are urged to comply with the order and avoid gatherings
of all kinds. As part of the Governor’s order, all non-essential social and
recreational gatherings of individuals are prohibited immediately, regardless
of size, if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be
maintained. The Governor is urging Oregonians to go for walks and recreate in
their own neighborhoods, close to home.
The Port closures affect the Event Site beach, the Nichols Basin beach and docks, the Spit Access parking lot, the Marina Green, the Marina Park, and the Marina Swim Beach.
The Waterfront Trail will remain open for walking,
jogging, and dog walking but users are urged to comply with Governor Brown’s
order to maintain a six-foot distance between people at all times and groups of
more than 2 people are not allowed.
Signs will be posted at the closed areas as
soon as possible.
For more information, contact the Port of
Hood River via email to email@example.com.
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, 2020 through October 31, 2020. There are four (4) season slips available for boat lengths of 23 feet or less, one (1) slip available for a boat length of 20 feet or less, and two (2) slips on the south side of the dock for PWC (jet skis) or inflatables 12 feet and under. Successful applicants accepting a slip will pay a one-time fee of $795.00 along with a $50 refundable gate key deposit.Read More