The Columbia River Gorge Sights

The Dalles Lock and Dam

  • 3545 Bret Clodfelter Way
  • The Dalles
  • Dam

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

At this hydroelectric dam 50 miles east of the Bonneville Dam, you can tour a visitor center, which is located on the Oregon side of the river at Seufert Park, with surprisingly even-handed exhibits presenting differing perspectives on the Columbia River dams, with input from farmers, utility companies, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes. There's also a surreal live feed of salmon and sturgeon scaling the fish ladder. Call ahead for the guided tours, which include the powerhouse and fish ladder, offered most weekends. Photo ID required.


Sight Information


3545 Bret Clodfelter Way, 2 miles east of The Dalles, off I-84, Exit 87 or Exit 88, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Generally late May–early Sept.; hrs. vary, so call first

Published 01/25/2016


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