Columbia River mile reference 169.0
Special notice April 6, 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 Hood River Marina offers a protected harbor for boats with access to the Columbia River and is a hub of local recreation and activity. As part of Port Marina Park, Marina facilities include year-round and transient moorage for various-sized vessels, a public boat launch, fuel dock (with water and pump-out station), and the Yacht Club Building on the east end of the Hood River waterfront recreation area.
In addition to moorage, the Marina area hosts youth sailing lessons and small watercraft launching for kayaks, outrigger canoes, rowing skulls, small sail craft and stand up paddle boards. Yacht club and sport activities combine to make the Marina a bustling, family-friendly facility complete with nearby park areas, lawn, beach and trails that provide areas for play, sports, or passive enjoyment.
Access to the Boat Marina is through Port Marina Park on the north side of Interstate-84 at Exit 64 and State Highway 35 near the Hood River Interstate Bridge.
The Hood River Marina currently offers close to 160 boat slips for long-term moorage in a secure facility. Slips are categorized for boats up to 30 feet in length, over 30 feet in length, and over 45 feet in length with a 66-feet maximum. A limited number of seasonal slips are offered on the South Basin Dock for boats under 23 feet in length.
The Visitor Dock is available for short-term moorage on a first-come basis (overnight fees apply based on length of vessel). The North Dock is reserved for small cruise ship vessels that visit Hood River. A limited amount of dinghy storage is available through the Hood River Yacht Club.
Hood River Marina operates with an emphasis on safety and is certified as a “Clean Marina” by the State Marine Board. Boaters must observe local rules in addition to Coast Guard and Oregon State Marine Board rules, including the No Wake Zone. Straight entry and exit by boat to and from the Columbia River is recommended due to shallow water near the basin mouth. Complete Marina Rules and Regulations, including policies on subletting, utility charges, and the Marina Wait List for each category of vessel are available.
Marina improvements continue to be a priority for the Port of Hood River. The facility has undergone significant enhancements in recent years, most notably a complete Marina electrical system upgrade, and replacement of boathouse docks. Due to the high demand for moorage, the Port of Hood River maintains a waitlist and plans to add boat slips and make improvements as funding permits.
The Port of Hood River encourages all users practice safety, observe all rules, and exhibit respectful behavior. Enjoy the Hood River Marina!