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Cascade Locks

You’ll want to put Cascade Locks on your radar.

Located on the banks of the breathtaking Columbia River, along the Historic Columbia River Highway, 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.

Trip Ideas

Outdoor Adventures Near Cascade Locks

Learn to Flyboard in the Gorge
Mountain Biking Hot Spots in Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge
Ainsworth State Park
Snow Kiting the Columbia River Gorge
An Adventurer’s Guide to Oregon: Bouldering
Indoor & Outdoor Escapes Around Mt. Hood & the Gorge

Don't Miss in Cascade Locks

Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Electric Byway
Brigham Sisters Carry on Family Tradition
Step Aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Bridge of the Gods
Thunder Island Brewing Co.
Car-Free Trips to the Gorge
Lorang Fine Art & Gorge-ous Gifts
Bonneville Lock And Dam

Ask Oregon

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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