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
HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July fireworks show will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Sunday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up just west of the mouth of the Hood River.
Parking will be free on the 4th on all of the metered Port of Hood River Park for Parks areas, but parking permits are still required for Event Site & Jensen West parking.
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS ALLOWED.
The following areas will be closed or have limited access:
The Spit: The Port will close the Spit area at noon on Sunday, July 3 until noon on Tuesday, July 5.
Event Site Access to Sandbar: Access to the Sandbar from the Event Site will be closed to all access at 7PM on July 4 due to the fireworks.
Kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass is prohibited starting Friday, July 1.
Marina Beach and Marina Park: The sandy area of the Marina Beach will be closed at 7PM on July 4. 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.
ALL 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.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.