HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Wednesday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River. Parking will be free on the 4th at all Port-owned streets and Lot 1, but parking permits and day use passes are still required for Event Site parking.Read More
Starting on Monday, June 24 kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass will be prohibited for the duration of the summer season. The increased crowding of the busy summer season combined with lower river levels annually prompt the Port to require that kiteboarders launch and land from the Sandbar. The Port of Hood River appreciates the cooperation and attention to safety of all users at the Event Site.Read More
The Port of Hood River will repair deteriorated asphalt on portions of the Waterfront Trail and N. 1st Street next week, prompting detours to access the Event Site and Frog Beach June 24-26. Beginning Thursday, June 20, Port crews will prepare damaged sections of the Waterfront Trail for patch paving and will place barricades across the trail to warn of tripping hazards at the repair areas.
Beginning Monday morning, June 24, Port crews will close N. 1st Street from
the intersection with Riverside Drive north to the intersection with Portway
Avenue until paving is complete on Wednesday, June 26. Access to all areas
south of Riverside Drive, including the CAT bus stop, Sinclair gas station,
MCMC Nichols Landing, Hampton Inn & Suites, and the Spit access road will
not be impeded. Access to the Event Site parking lot and Frog Beach will be via
a detour – north on N. 2nd Street and right on Portway Avenue to the
Event Site parking lot entrance.
The Port’s busiest season is around the corner and soon the Hood River waterfront will be bustling with activity. The following information includes tips and info about events, plus waterfront paid and pass parking during the busiest season of the year.Read More
ATTENTION KITERS: Temporary Kite Launching / Landing from the East Event Site Beach will be extended until mid-June due to high water conditions. PLEASE exercise extreme caution and stay within the chalked line boundaries. Remember to practice kindness and consideration, you must share the Event Site with Windsurfers, Paddlers, Foilers and Beachgoers. Thank you and be safe!Read More