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Cascade Locks

It’s easy to find Cascade Locks.

Follow the Historic Columbia River Highway as it weaves past famous waterfalls and right into town. Located on the banks of the breathtaking Columbia River, Cascade Locks is home to the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, which hosts daily and nightly cruises. Catch all the action from Thunder Island with local craft beer or a handmade milkshake and enjoy the city’s unparalleled views.

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When is the best time of year to visit the Columbia River Gorge?

To be honest, there really isn’t a BAD time to visit the Columbia Gorge. There are a few months in the winter, when ice can be an issue, but even then the waterfalls are beautiful when they are half frozen over. For wildflowers, the best time to visit is generally in late April through June….

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