DescriptionBonneville was named for Capt. Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, whose life as an explorer in the Rocky Mountain country was documented in Washington Irving's “The Adventures of Captain Bonneville.”
The Bonneville Dam spans the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington, a distance of 3,460 feet. A scenic portion of I-84 passes through Bonneville and parallels the Columbia River from Troutdale 150 miles east to Boardman.
Things to SeeBonneville Lock and Dam