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Bonneville Lock & Dam

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Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
+1 541-374-8820
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Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish ladder” (136 reviews)
“visitor center” (53 reviews)
“power plant” (32 reviews)
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Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
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+1 541-374-8820
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"fish ladder"
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"visitor center"
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"power plant"
in 32 reviews
"power house"
in 22 reviews
"salmon"
in 108 reviews
"fish hatchery"
in 60 reviews
"columbia river"
in 49 reviews
"guided tour"
in 18 reviews
"free tour"
in 16 reviews
"sea lions"
in 7 reviews
"army corps of engineers"
in 10 reviews
"fish viewing area"
in 9 reviews
"the lower level"
in 8 reviews
"bonneville lock"
in 16 reviews
"observation deck"
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"interesting fish"
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"swim upstream"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The visitor center was very nice. The displays were informative and well done. It was fascinating to watch the fish swim up the fish ladder to get around the dam. You could watch underwater from the lower level in the visitor center, or from outside...More

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip through the lock on the sternwheeler was very interesting. Bonneville Dam fish ladder is worth the time, and this year they've started doing tours so you can ask questions.

Thank OrTraveler2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an engineer, I was amazed at the accomplishment of my predecessors a couple of generations before me. The exhibits in the powerhouse show the principle of extracting energy from the moving water by turbines. There is a single turbine blade on display whose size...More

Thank DeltaFlyer-321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views and very informative. Entry is free and there are nice day use areas to have a break or eat your lunch. Located in the Columbia River Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, Bonneville Lock and Dam spans the...More

Thank Bugqueen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here to see the dam. The sound of gushing water with a nice view. Parking was easily available.

Thank Prerak P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the Fish ladder, the dam, the Navigation Lock and the fish hatchery, there is a lot to see here. Finished up spending a lot more time here than we anticipated as there was so much to do

Thank seatrout2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took girlfriend on trip to Washington Falls and then to Oregon by way of Cascade Locks. Stopped by the dam and showed her the visitor center then rest of the location.

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing size of this dam!! Goes across the entire Columbia River. Grounds are lovely, the staff is very knowledgeable and informative. There is a viewing area where you can see fish.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to explore and see amazing engineering in practice. There is so many activities to do and the area is very accessible.

Thank ronzerr
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is again a good place to stop and strecth your legs. It is a good photo opportunity and there is nice areas to walk around and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

1  Thank ANDY K
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roxirascal
December 27, 2016|
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Response from ThomasTCat | Reviewed this property |
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers operates and maintains the Bonneville Lock and Dam. The phone number for further information is 541-374-8442.
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ger w
May 16, 2015|
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Response from amcord | Reviewed this property |
Bonneville Dam has a fish count that is available online. This will help you keep track. I can't put the link here, but you can find it in the "Columbian" newspaper from Vancouver, WA.
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