Columbia River - Oregon Shoreline Access

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is home to one of the most spectacular stretches of the Columbia River. These state, county, and local parks provide shoreline access from the Oregon side. Be sure to check the relevant website for applicable fees, current conditions, and restrictions:

  • Cascade Locks - Blackberry Beach. This Port of Cascade Locks site is popular with windsurfers and kiteboarders due to a rocky access point to the Columbia River. Visit Website >  
  • Celilo Park. A small, well established park with shoreline access to the Columbia River maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visit website >
  • The Dalles – Riverfront Park. Managed by North Wasco County Parks and Recreation, this park has a swimming area and river access. Visit website >
  • Hood River – Waterfront. World-famous site for windsurfing and kiteboarding areas, this area has designated swimming areas and safety zonesView website >
  • Koberg Beach State Scenic Recreation Site. This Oregon State Park is home to a launch site hidden from the nearby busy freeway by a great rock. Visit website >
  • Lewis and Clark State Park. One of the most popular swimming spots on the Sandy River is adjacent to this Oregon State Park. Visit website >
  • Mosier -- Mayer State Park. This Oregon State Park’s rocky shore offers swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Visit website >
  • Rooster Rock State Park. This Oregon State Park features swimming, windsurfing and kiteboarding, and a clothing optional beach. Visit website >
  • Viento State Park. This Oregon State Park has a day-use area with easy access to the Columbia River and some of the best windsurfing in the Gorge. Visit website >

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check applicable state and local websites for updates, fee information, and alerts.
Fees: Fees may apply, check websites listed next to each site for details.
Restrictions: Restrictions may apply, check websites listed next to each site for details.
Operated By: Federal, state, local partners


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