Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Completed in the summer of 2013, this freshly designed, family oriented park and waterfront promenade offers new and unique beach access to the Columbia River. Restored from an area previously designated for light industrial purposes, Hood River Riverfront Park is a key recreational addition to the wind and kite surfing capital of the U.S.

The park features open lawns, landscaping with native vegetation, picnic shelters, restrooms, and a cool playground with a modern, natural spin that reinforces Hood River’s active outdoor culture. And with a large, sandy beach and a walk-in-only boat launch, the park is yet another launching point for those looking to play in the Columbia River's cool and choppy waters. So, grab your stand-up paddle board (SUP), haul-in your kayak, lather on some sun screen and get ready to play!

Note: Dogs are prohibited from the beach area May 15 through September 15, even on a leash. Kiteboard launching is only allowed at The Spit, less than a half-mile further east. To make reservations at either of the two picnic shelters, contact the City of Hood River Public Works at 503.387.2383, ext. 5201.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Unique playground. Sandy beach. Access to the Columbia River.

Cons

Summer weekend crowds.

Features

Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Playground

Location

Field Guide

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