WELCOME TO THE PORT OF HOOD RIVER WATERFRONT
Recreational and economic development opportunities are abundant at the Port of Hood River’s waterfront public access sites. The Port developed these sites for the local community as well as for visitors, supporting tourism and its economic rewards to the community. The waterfront is used for many activities, including watersports, dog walking, and fishing. Please be aware of the safety signage and be courteous to all users.
Located off Exit 64, the Port’s Marina facilities offer moorage for over 150 vessels. The long waiting list underscores the popularity of this site for boaters. The Port is in the planning stages for adding another 16-24 slips and upgrading the electrical infrastructure in 2008. Other uses of the Marina include kayaking, small sailing craft, community education sailing classes, and Hood River Yacht Club activities. The dock on the north side is reserved for small cruiseship vessels that visit Hood River in the spring and fall seasons. The Marina has a short-term transient dock available for travelers. The rivermile reference is 169.0.
The Marina Beach offers plenty of grass and sand for families to enjoy the waterfront. The Hood River runs into the Columbia at this site and users should be aware of the strong currents in both rivers.
The Marina Green offers space for larger events and the Marina Park’s picnic shelter offers space for smaller family gatherings. All events should be coordinated through the Port Office.
Windsurfing and kiteboarding activities dominate the Event Site, the Spit/Sandbar, and the Hook areas located east of the Hood River and can be accessed from Exit 63. These sites offer public access for activities as well as instruction in the watersports. Need a lesson? Use only authorized kiteboard and windsurfing schools permitted by the Port to operate; they are required to use certified instructors and have all liability insurance in place. All instruction, rental, sales, and food concessions are permitted through the Port of Hood River. Potential vendors may apply by submitting an Application to the Port Office.
Waterfront Business Park also is located here. For more information about the park, please visit here. The Port is offering lease space at its new Halyard Building, and more information about that project may be found here.
The Port's Commercial Banner Policy may be found here.
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