Bonneville Lock and Dam is off I-84 exit 40, spanning the Columbia River. Part of a system of dams that produces power and creates a 465-mile navigable waterway, this dam is in four sections, separated by Bradford, Cascade and Robins islands.
The Bradford Island Visitor Center and the Washington Shore Visitor Complex feature underwater viewing rooms from which visitors can see fish swimming up the fish ladders. Most species can be seen March through November. Audiovisual presentations, powerhouse viewing and local history displays also are available. A navigation lock is located between the visitor center and the fish hatchery.
Access to the facilities in North Bonneville, Wash., is via the Bridge of the Gods, 4 miles east at Cascade Locks.
Note: Fishing is permitted on both the Oregon and Washington shores in designated fishing areas.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Daily 9-5. The visitor center at the navigation lock is open daily 1-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Hours may vary. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.