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.