Click HERE to view the boat launches and recreational facilities for the Lower Columbia River Estuary for both the Washington and Oregon sides of the river. The photographs of the boating facilities are posted below the description of the facility or imbedded in the commentary of the facility.

Columbia River Boat Launches and Recreational Facilities for the the Columbia River from Cathlamet Boat Launch, Washington Eastward:

For those of you who are Young at Heart and yearning for Adventure we recommend participating on paddle journey of the Lower Columbia River Water Trail, or paddling the Northwest Discovery Water Trail Guide for Nonmotorized Watercraft: from the forty mile reach of the confluence of the Clearwater River with the Snake River downriver to the Bonneville Dam. The Northwest Discovery Water Trail is sponsored and defined in the Memorandum  of Understanding.

Flow and Spill Query for Snake and Columbia River Sites

  • When selecting hourly data it is suggested that you don't choose more than one year's worth of data as the number of records returned may lock up your browser. These data match what the USACE CROHMS system provided FPC at the time. While this is finalized flow data provided by the Army Corps of Engineers, it is not without errors. We usually receive data on the 7th of each month at which time our database is updated through the end of the previous month. Provisional data for the last two weeks is available at: http://www.fpc.org/CurrentDaily/flowspil.txt.
  • Cathlamet Boat Launch: Directions, I-5 North or southbound, take Longview/Long Beach exit 36 (Hwy 432-West). Continue on Hwy 432 to Hwy 4-West (Ocean Beach Hwy). Turn left and continue approximately 20 miles to Cathlamet. Take the second left at Cathlamet (Chester St.), then turn right onto 3rd St., and continue to marina. Launch/park fee is $5.00.

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    Cathlamet Ferry:

    Coal Creek Boat Launch2 acre Boat Launch with concrete single lane ramp on Coal Creek Slough leading to the Columbia River, parking and undeveloped areas.

    Coal Creek Boat Launch directions: take exit 39 from I-5. Go west on Allen St. Kelso, WA-4 for 0.9 miles. Continue onto W Main St for 0.1 miles. Continue straight onto Catlin St. for 0.3 miles. Continue onto WA-4 W for 5.8 miles to the Coal Creek Boat Launch at 6105 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview, WA 98632

    Willow Grove Park Boat Launch at Longview Washington: In late 2013, Cowlitz County commissioners offered Willow Grove Park to the Port of Longview. On October 28, 2014, Port Commissioners unanimously voted to take over the 75-acre park on the Columbia River. 

    Significant upgrades to the Park are currently underway, with more planned in the coming months. Acquiring Willow Grove Park fulfills the Port's mission to enhance opportunities for waterfront access.

    Willow Grove Boat Launch GPS directions: take exit 39 from I-5. Go west on Allen St. Kelso, WA-4 for 0.5 miles to 6th Ave N. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto WA-411 S/1st Ave.  Continue to follow WA-411 S for 1.8 miles and continue onto 3rd Ave. for 0.4 miles. Continue onto WA-432 W/Industrial Way. Continue to follow WA-432 W for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto Willow Grove Rd for 3.0 miles to the W

    Willow Grove Boat Launch.Cathlamet

    Kalama Boat Launch, Washington

    Beacon Rock Boat Launchd is located 7.6 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods.

    Hamilton Island Boat Ramp is located 4.7 miles west of the Bridge of the Gods.

    Cascade Boat Launch is located approximately 2.9 miles east of the Bridge of the Gods.

    Wind River Boat Launch from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.

    Cook's Landing from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.

    Drano Lake Boat Launch from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.

    White Salmon on the Columbia River: from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.

    White Salmon at Marine Park: from Hood River. The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River is a Toll Road.

    Railroad Island Park: located behind the John Day Dam.

    Sundale Park Boat Launch.

    Roosevelt Park Recreation Area Boat Launch. Located accross th river from Arlington, Or.

    Columbia River In-lieu/Treaty Fishing Access Sites and Amenities

    Crown Butte State Park Boat Ramp:

    Paterson primitive Boat Launches Located upriver and accross the river from the Oregon State Park from Boardman, Or.

    Pine Creek Treaty Fishing Area

    Alderdale Treaty Fishing Site is located on Hwy 14 just west of Alder Creek.

    Plymouth Boat Launch: Depart I-84 to I-82W. Take I-82 W  Take exit 131 west from I-82 W  to Plymouth. Continue on WA-14 W to your destination 2.5 mi at the Plymouth Boat Launch.

    Directions to Washington Boat Ramp at Lake Wallula - Directions to Washington Boat Ramp - Lake Wallula from I-84 via I-82 W. Depart I-84 onto I-82 W. Travel north and cross the Columbia River 14.1 miles to exit 131. Turn right onto Plymouth for 1.9 miles to the boat ramp.

    Two Rivers Park Boat Launch: Cross the Ed Hendler Bridge over the Columbia River from Pasco Wa. to Kennewick Wa Head south on N Gum St for 0.6 miles on  WA-397 S/E Chemical Dr for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto E Finley Rd for 2.2 miles. Turn left onto 220998-220836 E Finley Rd to the boat launch. at Two Rivers Park.

    Clover Island Viewpoint or Boat Launch at the Clover Island Boating Facility. Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto N Clover Island Dr. The Viewpoint will be on the left and the boat ramp will be on the right.   

    Columbia Park: To access the recreational opportunities: the Boat Launch, Soccer and baseball fields , Skateboard Park or the Tri Cities Water Follies associated with the Tri-cities Columbia Park via US-395 Bridge over Lake Wallula of the Columbia River. Travel south on  US-395 S. Take WA-240 W to Columbia Park Trail in Kennewick. Take the exit toward Columbia Park from WA-240 W. Continue on Columbia Park Trail to your destination at the East Columbia Park Dock located at 5111 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336

    Directions to the Columbia Park Boat Launch from the Ed Hendler Bridge, Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 1.1 miles.  Turn right onto N Fruitland St for 335 ft. N Fruitland St turns left and becomes Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot. The Boat Launch will be to the right.

    Direction to the Columbia Park Soccer and Baseball fields from the Ed Hendler Birdge. Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 3.0 miles.  Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park.

    Tri Cities Water Follies Hydroplane Racing: Ventage Hydroplanes, and HAPO “Over the River” Airshow

    Click on Ventage Hydroplanes, and HAPO “Over the River” Airshow to view a preview of comming events featurning the Aircraft Erikson Collection.

    Directions to Columbia Park Tri Cities Water Follies from the Ed Hendler Bidge: Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 3.0 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the WA-240 W ramp to WA-240W for 0.5 mi. Merge onto WA-240 W for 0.2 mi. Take the exit toward Columbia Park for 0.1 mi. Continue onto Columbia Park Trail for 453 ft. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit, park and walk to the viewing area for the Tri Cities Water Follies Map. Expect traffic conjestion and plan for it by leaving early for events. use public transportation if available.

    Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex offers Golf for everyone: Golf-strike it, Golf-kick it, Disc Golf-throw it.

    Directions to Columbia Park Golf Triplex from the Ed Hendler Birdge: Depart the Ed Hendler Bridge at Kennewick, WA 99336. Head south on WA-397/N Gum St to E. Columbia Dr. Turn right onto E Columbia Dr for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Columbia Park Trail. Turn right into the parking lot and park. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the WA-240 W ramp to WA-240W for 0.5 mi. Merge onto WA-240 W for 0.2 mi. Take the exit toward Columbia Park for 0.1 mi. Continue onto Columbia Park Trail for 453 ft. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Columbia Park Trail for 0.3 mi To 2701 Columbia Park Trail.

    W Columbia Park Boat Launch at Kennewick: located at 1106 W Columbia Dr Kennewick, WA 99336. Head southwest on WA-240 W for 2.5 mi. Take the Edison St exit for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto N Edison St for0.1 mi.  Turn left onto Columbia Park Trail for 223 ft. Turn right to the destination on the right.

    Columbia Park Marina (Columbia Park West Richland from Pasco Hwy 182) Depart Pasco Washington 99301. Get on US-395 S for 3.3 mi. Take WA-240 W to N Columbia Center Blvd in Richland. Take the Columbia Center Boulevard exit from WA-240 W for 5.7 mi.  Continue on N Columbia Center Blvd. Drive to Columbia Park Trail 0.5 mi.to the Columbia Park Marina.

    Boat Launch at 1604 Columbia Park Trail. Depart Columbia Park Marina 1776 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. Head west on Columbia Park Trail toward N Columbia Center Blvd for 0.4 mi. Turn right the boat launch will be 253 feet on the right.   

    Columbia Point Marina Park Depart from US-12 W, Pasco, WA 99301 to the boat launch at 550 Columbia Point Dr, Richland, WA 99352.

    Depart southwest on I-182 W / US-12 W for a short distance. At exit 5B, take ramp right and follow signs for Geo. Washington Way. For 0.6 mi. Keep straight onto WA-240 BR / George Washington Way for 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Columbia Point Dr for 1.0 mi. Turn left for 0.1 mi. Turn left  for 161 ft to the boat launch at the Columbia Point Marina Park, or to the Columbia Point Golf Course. See the clubhouse on the map on the way to the boat launch.

    Howard Amon Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Events: Beyond daily and seasonal recreational use, Howard Amon Park is a venue for several events throughout the year. Among the facilities for events is a bandshell, locally known as the Fingernail, which was in the park in 1982. The 60-ton structure was inspired by boats on Lake Washington adjacent to Seattle and was formerly an office building for a construction company where Interstate 182 currently runs. It was originally built in 1963.[8][9]</>

    The Allied Arts Association, which owns an art gallery adjacent to the park, hosts the Art in the Park festival the same weekend that the Columbia Cup hydroplane races are held in Columbia Park. The festival, which began in 1950, features art exhibits and music from artists from around the United States.[10][11] In 2016, the festival hosted over 220 artists.[12]

    The Tumbleweed Music Festival, which began in 1997, is held every Labor Day weekend at Howard Amon Park. This mostly-free event features several music varieties, including bluegrass, Celtic and folk at five different stages.[13][14] Renaissance fairs have also been hosted at the park, bringing in over 6,000 visitors.[15]

    A paddlewheel river cruise ship, American Empress, periodically docks at the Lee Boulevard dock at Howard Amon Park while en route from Vancouver to Clarkston.[16]

    Recreational features: Howard Amon Park has numerous recreational features, including river access, a playground and a facility for concerts. A paved bike path, the Riverfront Trail, runs the entire length of the park. The trail continues north of the park toward WSU Tri-Cities as well as south toward Columbia Point ending at the Sacagawea Heritage Trail. This connection with the Sacagawea Heritage Trail provides access to Kennewick and Pasco.[5] The trail is popular, especially during the warmer months.

    The playground in the park was built before 1970 and continues to be a popular destination for young families.[6] An elephant slide within the playground is an iconic piece of Richland history. It was removed and put in storage in 2003 after it was deemed it no longer met safety requirements. After extensive discussion on social media in 2009, the slide was restored. It returned to the park in 2010.[7] Other features at the playground include a short zip line and a rock climbing area.

    Sports equipment at the park includes four tennis courts and a half basketball court. It is also a popular destination for water-related recreational activities. There is a small wading pool in the southern portion of the park. Beyond this, the park's riverfront location makes it an easy accesspoint to the Columbia. There are three docks, one at the end of Lee Boulevard, as well as two to the north. The northernmost dock is located alongside a boat launch, while the center one at the end of Lee is for Kayaks and paddle boards.

    Amon Park Boat launch at 1000 George Washington Way: Depart from the boat launch at the Columbia Point Marina Park to the two boat launches and nonamortized Kayak and Paddle board launch associated with Amon Park via George Washington Way to the furthest most destination at the Snyder St. boat launch.

    Huntzinger Boat Launch: Exit I-90 at Vantage, WA 98950. Head east on I-90 E offframp? for 0.3 miles. Take exit 136 toward Vantage/Huntzinger Rd for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Wanapum Rd  for 213 ft. Contiue to The Boat Launch onto Wanapum Dam Rd to the boat launch at the end of the parking lot.

    Huntzinger Fishing Dock is located in the corner of the dam pool opposite corner from the parking lot boat launch. 

    Wanapum Recreation Area

    Vantage Boat Launch Wa: Depart Ellensburg, WA 9926 west on I-90 W for 30.3 miles to the Vantage Bridge Boat Launch located west of I-90. An improved multilane concrete boat launch with paved parking areas.

    Directions to the Vantage Bridge Boat Launch located on the east side of I-90. A improved single lane concrete boat launch with compacted gravel ght miles. To the Sunland Boat Launch at 1544 S Section Pl, Quincy, WA 98848.

    Grant PUD RECREATION wants everyone to enjoy a safe time along the river by following these safety guidelines:

    • Water released from the dams can create hazardous boating conditions. Sudden water level fluctuations can impact the shoreline. Make sure your boat stays wet and anchor well offshore.
    • Safety barriers located above both Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams are there to keep everyone safe. Do not go beyond the safety barriers under any circumstances. If someone gets in trouble and goes beyond the barriers, call 911 immediately.
    • Check the weather forecast before starting out. Watch for any wave, wind and cloud changes that signal bad weather is heading your way.
    • Make sure water and weather conditions are safe before entering the water. Cold water reduces body heat 25 times faster than air at the same temperature. The Columbia River can be cold enough to cause serious harm (Hypothermia) RIP my friend, In the water for 45 minutes. Wearing a life jacket increases your survival time. Wear a life jacket full time any time you are on the water. Unexpected circumstances without wearing a life jacket full time, Kills!!!. Consider my friend was wearing a life Jacket when his boat blew-up landing him in the water unconscious but floating him upright. He lived!
    • There are no lifeguards on duty at our recreation sites. Please be careful.

    Columbia River Boat Launches and Recreational Facilities from West Mooring Basin Eastward to the Confluence of the Snake River on the Oregon side of the Columbia River and both sides of the Columbia River to Priest Dam:

    The Oregon State Marine Board publication, Boating Guide to the Lower Columbia and Lower Willamette Rivers is another great source of information.

    West Mooring Basin is managed as a moorage facility by the Port of Astoria. Contact 503-325-8279 for additional information. The boat launch is located at the East Basin boat ramp facility. 

    17th Street Dock a boating facility located on  Columbia River is managed by
     City of Astoria 503-325-5821

    East Basin Boat Ramp is a no use fee to launch facility operated by the Port of Astoria. Contact 503-325-8279. From Hwy 30 west into Astoria. It's on the right about a mile past the Crest Hotel, opposite a baseball field, and just before the Comfort Suites and Safeway. There are no signs, just a parking lot, brick 2-story restroom, and boats in the harbor.

    Or from the west, Hwy 30 east out of Astoria, on left just past Safeway and Comfort Suites.Facilities: Rest room

    Pier 39 is a Private Marina located at 100 39th St Astoria, Oregon m.me/pier39astoria Call (971) 230-8121 for additionsl information.

    The John Day River of the Lower Columbia River is located approximately 6 mile east of Astoria via Hwy 30. The John Day River features John Day County Park and boat launch.

    Is a use fee to launch facility operated by Clatsop County. Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information

    Knappa Docks are only sutiable for launching small cart top boats from shore. Known as Knappa Docks because of the old barge that still exists. Launching from the dock is not advised. Use the small beach upstream of the dock, which can b difficult to launch from at high tide because most of the beach is under water. The site provides excllent access to the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. No facilities on site. The site is managed by Clatsop County. Call 503-325-9306 for addtiohal information.

    Blind Slough Swamp Preserve Well-known for birding, canoeing and kayaking, Blind Slough Swamp is the best example of a Sitka spruce swamp remaining in Oregon. Boating on the Columbia River Sloughs depends on the tides. Entrance tides by Willy Weather.

    Aldrich Point is a no use fee to launch facility. Hwy 30 east out of Astoria. Left on Ziak-Gnat Creek Rd (a couple miles past flashing light at Knappa). Take first right (a 4-way intersection, and you're turning to cross a small bridge. Go to end of road, just past RR tracks. That's it

    Facilities: sometimes porta-pottie, boat ramp

    Aldrich Ramp is managed by Clatsop County. Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information.

    Westport Ramp is a no use fee to launch facility located on Westport Slough in the community of Westport located on Hwy 30 east of Astoria.

    Turn north onto Westport Ferry Rd. Travel to and turn right onto Old Mill Town Rd for one block then left onto the boat ramp access road and you have arrived.

    Kerry West Marina is a no fee to launch private marina located on Westport Slough.
    Contact 10474 Highway 30 Clatskanie OR 97016 503-728-3266

    Jones Beach is managed by Clatsop County. Jones Beach is located on the Columbia River.
    Contact 503-325-9306 for additional information.

    For bank anglers, Jones Beach just upriver of. Westport provides excellent access to the river for lower Columbia Steelhead . Dibblee Beach, downriver of Rainier, Oregon.

    Jones Beach Kiteboarding Guiden Click on link to know before you go.

    Beaver Landing is a use fee based facility managed by: Columbia County
    Contact: 503-397-2353 for additional information.

    Waterbody: Clatskanie River
    Use Fee: Yes

    Clatskanie City Park is located at 300 NE Park Street, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016

    Clatskanie Skate Park

    Managed by: City of Clatskanie is a no use fee to launch facility. Contact: 503-728-2038.

    Mayger Beach Managed by: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
    Contact: 800-720-6339
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: No

    Dibblee Point Beach Landing is a use fee boat launch facility managed by Columbia County. Contact 503-556-2128 for additional infomation.

    Tide King tidal projections for the Lower Columbia Estuary.

    Summer Steelhead Fishing Map for the Columbia River.

    Columbia River Water Trail Trip Recommendations for the Lower Columbia Estuary.

    Riverfront Park Launch

    Managed by: City of Rainier is a use fee facility to launch operated by the City of Rainier.The Boat Launch is located at the west end of town, next to the City Park, and the Marina is located at the east end of town. The marina does not have a boat launch.

    Contact Address: Riverfront Park On A St, Rainier, OR 97048 Phone: (503) 556-0457 for additional information.

    Rainier City Marina The marina is located at the east end of town and does not have a boat ramp. The Boat Launch is located at the west end of town.

    City of Rainier has Marina Slip openings. Inquire at Rainier City Hall, 106 W 'B' Street or call City Hall. Marina slips are $80 a month. Maximum length boat space is 26'. (Adopted ORS #1057 (Marina and Boat Launch Ordinance) Managed by the City of Rainier Contact 503-556-7301 for additional infomation.

    Prescott Beach is a fee use facility managed by the Columbia County Contact 503 556 2128 for additional information.

    Prescott Beach is a beautiful beach located off Hwy 30 between Rainier and Goble. Located 14 miles north of St. Helens, and five miles south of Rainier. Turn off U.S. 30 onto Graham Road. 1.75 miles to park entrance.

    This is a great park to relax, walk along the beach and just enjoy the view of the beautiful Columbia River. Play in the water and enjoy the volleyball courts and picnic area on a summer day. Or, if you’re into windsurfing or boating, this is a great beach for you. Don’t forget about the fishing and swimming that are accessible from this beach too! Maybe you want to host a wedding or some other big event? This is still the perfect park for you because you get access to all those horseshoe pits, play equipment, picnic area and volleyball courts. Beyond that there is a beautiful gazebo to create the perfect event. Basic amenities include restrooms, parking and drinking water for your convenience.

    Trojan Park - Picnic and play near the Columbia River

    Explore 75 acres of natural beauty

    Google maps directions to Trojan Park a delightful day-use park with facilities for picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, paddling and even disc golf. The 75-acre park includes a stocked lake, multi-use trails and a large sports playing field.

    The park, near the site of the former Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, has individual picnic tables as well as facilities for groups: two shelter complexes, each with two reservable sections. Electric stoves, sinks, water and electrical outlets are provided. The park has barrier-free restrooms and picnic sites.

    Trojan Park is open from May 23 until Sept. 7, 2020. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only through Sept. 27, 2020. The park is free and open to the public.

    If you want to reserve a picnic shelter or part of the park for a private group, there is a small day-use fee.

    Please make a reservation using the Day Use Area Permit Application. Be sure to take a look at our Parks & Recreation Rules.

    Trojan Park: 503-556-7076

    Phone reservations and email requests for the 2020 season will be accepted beginning March 2, at 8 a.m.

    Directions

    Follow Highway 30 west from Portland for 42 miles. Follow signs for Trojan Park located at 71760 Columbia River Highway
    Rainier, OR 97048

    Scipio's Goble Landing at 70360 Columbia River HwyRainier, OR 97048 Phone: 503-556-6510 Email: scipiosgoblelanding@yahoo.comP is a fee based private facility.

    Pixie Park

    Managed by: A small private park open to the public located in Columbia City. The site is a popular location for wind surfing and wind sailing activities.
    Contact: 503-366-0454
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: No

    Sand Island Marine Park North

    Managed by: City of St. Helens
    Contact: 503-397-6272
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: No Columbia River: SNW - St. Helens
    Managed by: City of St. Helens
    Contact: 503-394-6272
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: No

    St. Helens Marina

    Managed by: Private
    Contact: 503-397-4162
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: Yes

    St. Helens City Docks

    Managed by: City of St. Helens
    Contact: 503-397-3532
    Waterbody: Columbia River
    Use Fee: No

    Scappoose Bay Marina CVA

    Managed by: Port of St. Helens
    Contact: 503-397-2888
    Waterbody: Scappoose Bay
    Use Fee: No.

    Directons: From Hwy 30 turn east on Millard Rd toward McNulty Way for 285 feet. Turn right to stay on Millard Rd for 0.3 miles Turn right onto Old Portland Rd for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Bayport Marina Ln to the boat launch.

    Scappoose Bay Marine Park

    Bayport RV Park & Campground is located adjacent to the Scappoose Bay Marine Park and offers a variety of activities. Go boating, fishing or kayaking – Scappoose Bay is just steps away!

    Also onsite is the Scappoose Bay Paddling Center, where you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, take a class, or go on a tour of the local wetlands.

    Be sure to also check out the paved nature trails or sit back and relax and enjoy the sunset over the bay.

    Columbia City Dog Park

    Gilbert River Ramp a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel
    is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

    Gilbert River Boat Ramp is a scenic little spot located within the famous Sauvie Island Wildlife Area 25 miles and 53 minutes from Portland forcatfish, sturgeon, bass, walleye.

    This facility provides easy access to the Multnomah Channel for a variety of boating activities including fishing and kayaking. Although this park is located on the end on the end of Sauvie Island it is only two miles downstream of JJ Collins Marine Park on Coon Island. Another convenient amenity of this little park is there is access to transient moorage, along public restrooms, picnic areas and a beautiful view of the Multnomah Channel. The Gilbert River boat ramp provides access to the river, Sturgeon Lake and Multnomah Channel. Good bank fishing spots at many sites along the river. Park in designated areas. A parking permit is required. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online. Take Hwy. 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Cross bridge. Stay on NW Sauvie Island Road for about two miles. Stay right at the Y intersection onto Reeder Road. Turn left off Reeder Road to ramp. Be aware that the Lower Willamette River fish advisory is in effect for the fish taken here. Take the Sauvie Island bridge off U.S. 30 to Reeder Road. Turn left on Gilbert River Boat Ramp Road, approximately one mile to the ramp on the Multnomah Channel. Located two miles downstream from the J.J. Collins Marine Park.

    Hunting Sauvie Island’s East Side Unit. Getting there: the Eastside is comprised of 14 individual hunting subunits. Access to all Eastside subunits is permitted only after obtaining a SIWA hunting permit at ODFW’s Eastside check station, which is located approximately 11 miles from the Sauvie Island Bridge, at the intersection of Reeder and Rentenaar roads. To get to the check station, from Hwy. 30, cross the Sauvie Island Bridge and stay straight on Sauvie Island Road. Follow Sauvie Island Road for 2 miles until it forks. At the fork, bear right and stay on Reeder Road for 9 miles. The check station is a small, light gray building on the left.

    Little McNary Lake a boating facility located on McNaryLake is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339. The boat ramp for McNary Lake is located on McNary Lake just east of the Gilbert River boat launch.

    Collin's Beach (clothing optional)

    Gilbert River Transient Tie-Up a boating facility located on Gilbert River upstream from the Gilbert River Boat Launch and is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

    J.J. Collins West a boating facility ocated on Multnomah Channel
    is managed by  Columbia County 503-397-2353

    This serene 23-acre island offers outstanding bird-watching, a 1.5-mile nature trail and a restful lunch spot for boaters, complete with picnic tables and campsites.

    Located two miles upstream from the Gilbert River Boat Ramp, and seven miles from the confluence of the Columbia River and the Multnomah Channel on Coon Island

    Sauvie Island Beach

    Willow Point

    Island Cove R/V Park

    J.J. Collins East a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Columbia County 503-397-2353

    Coon Island Marina - Multnomah Channel: SNW Google Map Coon Island Marina

    Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership:  811 SW Naito Parkway Suite 410  Portland, OR 97204. At 503-226-1565 info@estuarypartnership.org

    Sturgeon Lake West Hand Launch GPS a boating facility located on the western side of Sturgeon Lake From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339

    Reeder Beach R/V Park.

    Reeder Point.

    Sauvie Island Wildlife Area a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339.

    Sauvie Island Bird Watching

    Over 250 bird species can be sighted on the island. Sauvie Island is the place where the variety of bird species exceed expectations.

    Sauvie Island Boat Ramp is a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel and is managed by  Metro 503-797-1700

    Field Guide Metro Boat Ramps

    Sauvie Island Boat Ramp Google Maps.

    Wapato Access Greenway State Park

    McCuddy's Landing a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel s managed by  Private 503-543-3836.

    Pirate's Cove a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private 503-543-5153

    McCuddy's Landing a boating facility located on  Multnoma Channel is managed by  Private 503-543-3836. McCuddy's Landing Big Oak Marina is located approx. 12 miles west of the St. John's Bridge off Highway 30, in the Multnomah Channel. The 15 minute drive from downtown Portland takes you away from the city into a beautiful, peaceful, park-like setting, surrounded by a view of three mountain peaks, and the Sauvie Island Wildlife Preserve.

    Webster Pond Hand Launch GPS a boating facility located on Webster Pond is managed by  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339

    Haldman Pond Hand Launch GPS is located on Sauvie Island – 17 mi., 36 min from Portland. Managed by ODFW at 800--720-6339. Haldman Pond contains Trout, crappie, bass, catfish stocked, 2-acre pond offers good bank access. Ideal for kids. Not ADA accessible. A parking permit is required when on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online. Take Hwy 30 west. Cross the Sauvie Island Bridge, stay on Sauvie Island Road, go about 2 miles and turn right on Reeder Road. Turn left on Oak Island Road and go about 4 miles to the access road at the 7.1 mile mark. Turn east on the access road to the primitive boat launch located at Haldman Pond or continue east for a short distance on the access road to the primitive boat launch for Sturgeon Lake.

    Sturgeon Lake Access a is a primitive boating facility located off of Oak Island Road on Sturgeon Lake From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The launch site is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 800-720-6339. To access the Sturgeon Lake primitive boat lauch continue past Haldmen Pond primitive boat launch for 1/4 of a mile to the primitive boat launch at Sturgeon Lake. Google Maps GPS refused to lock on the GPS location for the boat launch for Sturgeon Lake.

    Rocky Pointe Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private 503-543-7003

    Skyline Moorage

    Wildwood Golf Course

    Burlington Bottoms

    Happy Rock Moorage Inc. a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-543-7464

    Hadley's Landing is a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel 3.7 miles below the confluence with the Willamette River, and is managed by  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949?

    Larson's Moorage/Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-286-1233

    Marina Way Moorage a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private 503-286-2157

    Multnomah Yacht Harbor Sales a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by  Private

    Fred's Marina a boating facility located on Multnomah Channel is managed by Private

    Jantzen Beach Fuel Dock a boating facility located on North Portland Harbor is managed by Private 971-255-8054

    Red Lion Jantzen Beach a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-283-4466

    Tomahawk Bay Moorage a boating facility located at Columbia Crossings on the Columbia River at Hayend Portland is managed by  Private 503-283-2444.

    M. James Gleason Ramp a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by  Metro 503-665-4995

    Commodore's Cove a boating facility located on Government Island in the Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Sandy Beach a boating facility located on Government Island in the Columbia River and is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Lower Government Island a boating facility located on Columbia River
    is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949.

    Government Island (Oregon) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Government Island (in the Columbia River northeast of Portland) is a series of islands accessible by boat only. There are two docks and a floating tie-up on the north side of the main island. Although restrooms are located throughout, rules signs and restrooms also are located at West Lemon Island, SE Lemon, Commodore (near I-205 north), Government Island Landing (west dock), Bartlett Landing (east dock), SE McGuire, and about two miles east of south I-205 (South Beach) Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.

    With 15 miles of shoreline, the park is popular with anglers. Camping is permitted below the vegetation line around the perimeter and in a few upland areas where picnic tables and a shelter have been installed.
    There are trails along the north side of Lemon and Government Islands. The interior is accessible by permit only. Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.  Thank you!

    Bartlett Landing a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Will-Jan Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-667-5187

    Ducks Moorage a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Private 503-665-8348

    Chinook Landing a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Metro 503-665-4995

    Blue Lake Park Ramp a boating facility located on Blue Lake is managed by Metro 503-797-1700

    Lewis and Clark State Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Dabney State ParkOxbow Regional Park and Dodge Park are the boat launch facilities on the Sandy River:

    Dabney State Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Oxbow Regional Park boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by  Metro 503-797-1700

    Dodge Park a boating facility located on Sandy River is managed by Portland Water Bureau 503-823-7404. Click on the link to view a moment in history....

    Sandy River Water Trail

    Rooster Rock State Park a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    Dalton Point a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949. We were unable to find any referance to Dalton Point State Recreation Site in the Oregon Parks Website. Google Map location for Dalton Point Boat Launch 45.5728743, -122.1593415

    Columbia River Gorge Visitor's Guide

    BENSON LAKE at the Benson State Recreation Ares is located in the Columbia River Gorge some 30 milis and 34 minutes from Portland. Benson Lake is stocked with Trout and contains largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, bullhead. Benson Lake State Park has good bank access but no boat ramp. Float tubes, rafts. Open year-round for fishing, park closes after Labor Day. Take I-84 E to Exit 30 just before Multnomah Falls.

    USFS Video of Multnomah Falls

    USFS website of Multnomah Falls the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest in addition to being the most photographed recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views of Multnomah Falls! The Lighthouse at Heceta Head is the second most photographed recreational site in Oregon.

    Multnomah Falls is the highest falls in Oregon and the second highest in US. Multnomah Falls is fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain. The flow over the falls varies but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. 

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    Ainsworth State Park

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    Fishery Inc. Boat Launch: The phone does not work which makes me think the privite boat launch is not in business or is open in season.

    Depart Troutdale, OR 97060 east on I-84 E / US-30 E for 16.6 miles. At exit 35, take ramp right and follow signs for 35 for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto E Historic Columbia River Hwy for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto NE Frontage Rd for 0.3 miles Turn left onto NE Tumalt Rd for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto NE Enquist Pl to the Private boat launch at Fishery Boat Launch. Call 541-374-8577 for additional information.

    John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor

    Port of Cascade Locks Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Port of Cascade Locks

    Call 541-374-2404 for additional information.Marnia GPS. Marina on Google MapsCampground: Marine Park:

    Port of Hood River Marina Parka boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Port of Hood River 541-386-1645

    Big Winds Windsurfing Center

    Mayer State Park at Mosier is a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 800-551-6949

    The Dalles Boat Launch

    Celilo Park

    Heritage Landing (Deschutes River Link)

    Maryhill Washington State Park access from Bigg's Junction via Hwy 84 Oregon offers 2 boat launches.

    Rufus Primitive Boat Launch:

    Boat Launch at Rufus:

    Giles French Park day use area is located 1.5 miles east of the John Day Dam Road.

    Blalock Canyon Primitive Boat Ramp

    Hwy 84 View Point: is located 6.9 miles from Bialock Canyon.

    Port of Arlington, Or is located approximately 8.5 miles from Blalock Canyon.

    Arlington Wind/Kitesurfing Access, trailer boat launch and paddle board launch is a boating facility located on the Columbia River and is managed by the  Port of Arlington at 541-454-2868.

    Directions to Arlington from the Viewpoint on Hwy 84. Head west toward I-84 W 1 min (0.2 mi). Follow I-84 W and US-30 E to Beech St in Arlington. The parking area for paddle boarders is located to the left. To Access the trailer boat launch or the Wind/ Kitesurfing areas Take exit 137 from I-84 E/US-30 E. Drive to Arlington Port Rd for 0.6 mi to access the Wind/Kite surfing area at the end of the road. To access the trailer boat launch follow Arlington Port Rd around the corner and back to the trailer boat launch area.

    The Port of Arlington is located accross the river from the State of Washington Roosevelt Recreation Area.

    Threemile Canyon at Quesna County Park

    Boardman Marina Park a boating facility located on the Columbia River anaged by Boardman Parks District at 541-481-7217 is located approximately 27.3 miles from the Port of Arlington.

    Launching a boat at Boardman has the advantage of mooring the boat at the marnia and camping at the the Boardman Marina Park to take advantage of the facilities enhances your recreational adventures.

    Paterson Ferry Landing a boating facility located on the Columbia River is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 800-720-6339

    Irrigon Marina a boating facility located on Columbia River is managed by  Irrigon Parks District at 541-922-4933

    Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.

    Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Read more about the complex.

    Port of Umatilla Boat Launch Directions: take exit 1 from Hwy 395 onto Power City Rd Umatilla, OR 97882. Head northeast toward 6th St for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto 6th St for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Brownell Blvd 0.4 miles. Turn left onto 3rd St/County 1275 Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto Quincy Ave. The Port of Umatilla Boat Launch will be on the right.

    Umatilla Big River Golf Course:

    Oregon Boat Ramp - Lake Wallula: Location:Oregon Ramp Lake Wallula, Columbia River Mile 292, south river bank. Highway Directions: 1 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon, on Deschutes Ave.

    McNary Beach Park Location: Lake Wallula, Columbia River Mile 293, South River Bank Highway Directions: 3 miles east of Umatilla on Highway 730. 1.0 miles north of the Port of Umatilla Road to Beach Access Rd. MCNary Beach Park is a "No Pets Park.

    McNary National Wildlife Refuge

    McNary National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife preserve, one of the national wildlife refuges operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Extending along the east bank of the Columbia River in southeastern Washington, from the confluence of the Snake River to the mouth of the Walla Walla River, and downstream into Oregon,

    Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    About the Refuge Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge is an undiscovered treasure, the proverbial hidden gem. Find Out Why . . .

    Hat Rock State Park: Hat Rock State Park, located off U.S. Highway 730 nine miles east of Umatilla, lies on the south shore of Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Hat Rock was the first distinctive landmark passed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their journey down the Columbia, and is one of the few remaining sites not underwater.

    The park is a desert oasis surrounded by rolling sagebrush hills and outcroppings of basalt. The park offers visitors a chance to escape the summer heat under the shelter of cottonwood and black locust ringed by acres of green grass. A boat ramp provides access to the lake, which is noted for walleye, sturgeon, and other fish. Water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, and boating are popular here. The park has its own pond stocked with rainbow trout and provides year-round habitat for waterfowl.

    Hat Rock State Park Boat Launch: From Hwy 730 head northwest on Hat Rock State Park Rd to the boat launch at the end of the road.

    McNary Yachat ClubFacilities, Boating: 1-Lane Launch Ramp, Handling, DockTie-Up Dock, Season and Hours of Operation: Year round, during daylight hours.

    Warehouse Beach Recreation Area (Lake Wallula) Tis located 10.0 miles east of the Oregon and Washington Boarder. The Warehouse Beach Recreation Area is located upstream of the McNary Dam on Lake Wallula, at Columbia River Mile 299. The 130-acre park is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is day-use only. The park provides great views of Wallula Gap upstream. Downstream is located Hat Rock State Park and upstream is Sand Station Recreation Area.

    Warehouse Beach Recreation Area: Highway Directions: 9.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon and Highway 730 to Highway 37. Exit at Highway 37, and head immediately north on gravel road for 0.4 miles.

    Sand Station Recreation Area

    Highway Directions: 10.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon and Highway 730. Follow highway signs.

    Facilities, Camping Area: Open: May - Sept. One Group Camping Area(By permit only): Contact McNary Dam Ranger Desk for Reservations and Permit at 541-922-2268

    Oregon/ Washington Border is 9.0 miles from the Sand Station Recreation Area.

    Walla Walla Ychat Club is 2.7 miles northeast from the Oregon/ Washington Border. The Ychat Club allows boat launching but the truck and trailer must be parked outside of the gate.

    Madame Dorion Memorial Park primitive boat launch, Burbank, WA on the Walla Walla River 1/2 mile from the Columbia River.

    Directions to Madame Dorion Memorial Park from US-395 and Hwy 12 Pasco, WA 99301. Take the exit onto US-12 E toward Walla Walla for 16.4 miles to N. Shore Rd. Turn left onto N Shore Rd for 138 feet. Turn right for 0.2 miles to the boat launch at Madame Dorion Memorial Park.

    US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District

    Hood Park Boat Ramp.

    Facilities
    Camping Area: 46 Regular RV/ tent sites, each site has fire pit/grill & picnic table, sites 3 -18 have 30 amp electric, Sites 2 & 19 - 69 have 50 amp electric. Flush toilets, hot showers, playground, amphitheater, dumpsters, potable water spigots & dump station. Day-Use Area: Picnic tables, sun shelters, grills, flush toilets, water, swim beach, playground, group shelter, horse-shoe pits & basketball court, nature trail, and fish ponds. Boating3- lane launch ramp, handling dock, crib wall.

    Directions to Hood Park from US-395 and Hwy 12 Pasco, WA 99301. Take the exit onto US-12 E to WA-124 E/Ice Harbor Dr in Burbank For 5.3 miles  Follow Ice Harbor Dr to Hood Park Rd for 0.8 mi to boat launch on Grain Terminal Rd.

    Westway Feed Products Boat Launch. The boat launch is located between Westway Feed Products and Hwy 12.

    To access the boat launch exit Hwy 12. Head south toward Ice Harbor Dr for 0.2 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Gateway Dr for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto S 2nd St 0.3 mi. Turn right for 167 ft. Turn left for 180 to the boat launch.

    Columbia Marine Center at Schlagel Park is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd 1.1 mi. Turn left onto E A St (signs for A Street/Port of Pasco) for 1.8 mi. Continue on S Oregon Ave to S 2nd Ave for 1.0 mi. Continue on S 2nd Ave for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto S 2nd Ave for 482 ft. Turn right onto E Washington St. for 0.1 mi. Turn left onto S 4th Ave for 210 ft. Turn right. The boat ramp will be on the left.

    Wade Park Boat Launch is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd for 1.1 mi. Turn left onto E A St (signs for A Street/Port of Pasco) for 2.5 mi. Turn right onto S 4th Ave 0.6 mi. Turn left onto W Sylvester St for 3.3 mi. Turn left onto Rd 54 for 0.1 mi to the boat launch.

    Chiawana Park Boat Ramp is accessed via US-12 W from the Bridge over the Snake River. Head northwest on US-12 W toward Sacajawea Park Rd for 4.2 mi.  Continue onto I-182 W/US-12 W for 1.9 mi. Take exit 12A for US-395 S toward Kennewick Pendleton for 0.7 mi. Continue onto US-395 S for 0.1 mi. Take the Court St exit for 0.3 mi. Follow W Court St to your destination 4.4 mi. Turn left onto Rd 88 0.1 m. Turn left at Chiawana Park Rd for 0.3 mi to the Chiawana Park Boat Ramp.

    Boating on the Hanford Reach

    Boating on the Hanford Reach can be a memorable experience, but without proper equipment and safety it could be your last! The Columbia is a cold, powerful river that has claimed lives. By following these safety suggestions your visit to the Monument will be a fun-filled event.

    Be Aware of River Mileage: The Hanford Reach is the last non-tidal, free-flowing section of the Columbia River in the United States. The total distance from Priest Rapids Dam to Richland is 51 miles, a trip that can last over 16 hours in a non-motorized craft. There are minimal facilities along the river, with the only access points at Vernita Bridge, White Bluffs Boat Ramp, Parking Area 7 and Ringold Fish Hatchery. It is recommended that a full length float trip be divided into two day-trips with take-out at White Bluffs and Ringold. There are no camping facilities on the Monument, so vehicles need to be shuttled between access points. Inquire locally for up-to-date weather and river conditions.

    River Conditions: River flows are regulated by Priest Rapids Dam, operated by the Grant County PUD. River levels can change dramatically, rising and falling up to 10 feet in a short time. While stopping along the river, be observant of changing river conditions and anchor your watercraft well above the high water line. Be aware of strong and swirling currents and gravel bars that can ground and swamp your craft.

    Weather Conditions: Like the river, the weather can be very dynamic. Temperatures in summer can reach well above 100 degrees and winters drop below zero. Wearing sunscreen and carrying plenty of water is recommended. Winds also can be troublesome, especially for non-motorized craft experiencing a strong headwind. Plan ahead for the time needed to reach your destination.

    Wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD): The majority of boating fatalities on the Reach have resulted from boaters not wearing their PFDs. One Coast Guard approved PFD is required for each passenger. Be sure to follow state and federal boating laws requiring that proper safety equipment be onboard for your specific type of watercraft.

    Observe Closed Areas: Both for your safety and that of the wildlife, please observe all closed area restrictions. The Department of Energy's side of the river, south and west shores, are closed above the high water line. All federally owned islands are closed for cultural resource protection and wildlife resting and nesting. Observe and enjoy wildlife from a distance and never remove—or even move—what might be an artifact.

    Boat Launches: The Wahluke Unit provides two boat launches. The White Bluffs Boat Launch is concrete with a narrow, two-lane capacity. Please be aware that the White Bluffs Boat Launch is closed to launching of motorized craft from November 1 through June 30; this stretch of the river is a sanctuary for over-wintering waterfowl. The gravel/cobblestone launch at Parking Lot 7 is usable seasonally by four-wheel-drive vehicles.

    Just outside the Monument boundary, the Ringold Fish Hatchery, operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has an undeveloped launching area.

    There are about 13 boat launches downstream of the Monument in the Tri-Cities area that can be used to access the Monument via the river.

    Summary: 

    • Vernita Bridge – Primitive 4WD
    • White Bluffs – Paved Single Lane
    • Parking Area 7 – Primitive 4WD
    • Ringold Fish Hatchery – Primitive 4WD

    River Miles: 

    • Priest Rapids Dam to Vernita Bridge – 8 miles
    • Vernita Bridge to White Bluffs Boat Ramp – 18 miles
    • White Bluffs Boat Ramp to Parking Area 7 – 8 miles
    • Parking Area 7 to Ringold Fish Hatchery – 8 miles

    Click on the following news article, "Exploring the Hanford Reach" by Tony Buhr of Union-Bulletin for his unique perspective on the Hanford Reach North Trail access of the Hanford Reach National Monument. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge: Once a national wildlife refuge itself, Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge still exists, but as part of the much larger Hanford Reach National Monument or the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge | Washington

    Ringold Hatchery Boat Launch: the boat launch is located at the end of the road to the Columbia River. A primitive boat launch and 4WD vehicle use is recommended.

    Parking Area 7 Boat Launch: is a primitive boat launch and 4WD vehicle use is recommended.

    Hanford Reach White Bluffs Boat Launch at Sunnyside. is a concrete with a narrow, two-lane capacity. Please be aware that the White Bluffs Boat Launch is closed to launching of motorized craft from November 1 through June 30; this stretch of the river is a sanctuary for over-wintering waterfowl.

    Vernita Bridge Boat Launch Primitive 4WD recommended.

    PriestRapids State Recreation Area:

    This site is located south of the Sunland Estates shoreline community. Amenities include: picnic area, parking area, double vault toilet, swim beach area with barrier protection, and interpretive display.

    Desert Aire Golf Club

    Turbine Park Boat Launch Depart Vantage Bridge Wa. Take I-90 E and WA-243 S to Wanapum Dam Rd in Grant County for 7.0 miles. Turn right onto Wanapum Dam Rd to the boat launch at the end of the parking lot.

    Wanapum Dam Upper Boat Launch

    Old Vantage Highway Boat Launch: Is a single lane concrete boat launch with a paved parking area.

    Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area

    Sunland Boat Launch Wa: Depart Vantage Bridge north.  Take I-90 E to Silica Rd SW in Grant County. Take exit 143 from I-90 E for 8.1 miles. Continue on Silica Rd SW. Drive to Sunland Rd. for 7.6 miles.

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    Crescent Bar Boat Launch: the Crescent Bar boat launch recreation area features two boat launches one on Crescent Bar Island at Riverbend Park and one off the island at Chinook Park. Day use marina slips will be available on a first come first serve basis.

    Directions from I-84: depart I-84 at the interchange with I-82 to Hermiston. Take I-82 W, WA-240 W, WA-243 N and I-90 E to Rd 5 NW/White Trail Rd in Grant County for 2 h 11 min (131 mi). Turn left onto Rd 5 NW/White Trail Rd. Continue to follow White Trail Rd. for 10 min (8.8 mi). Turn left onto WA-28 W for 4 min (3.4 mi). Follow Crescent Bar Rd NW to your destination at the off island Crescent Bar Boat Launch for 6 min (2.6 mi). Turn left at 1095 Crescent Bar Rd NW Quincy, WA 98848.

    Private Boat Launch? Head north on Basalt Dr NW toward Mansfield Rd a restricted usage road. In other words private?

    Apricot Orchard Boat Launch: Turn west from WA-28 W toward Lake Wanapum onto Spanish Castle Rd. The boat launch is located at the end of the road.

    This area has a single-lane boat launch, ADA transfer platform, parking area, ADA paths/access, single vault toilet and informational kiosk. Sandy beaches are popular along the shoreline. Waterfowl hunting is a common fall and winter activity.

    Click on the link to view the updated Rereation Conditions Report