Much of the waterfront in Hood River is managed by the Port of Hood River, including some of the best places for outdoor recreation from running to kitesurfing. Located just south of the interstate bridge, this park is easy to access and is a favorite for picnics, barbecues, get-togethers or just a lazy day at the beach.
Great for Parties
We love the Marina Park Picnic Center for barbecues, parties and work retreats. This well-maintained shelter has multiple picnic tables inside and outside plus barbecues. It’s surrounded by trees and walking trails and has access to great beaches.
The shelter is located near the Hood River County Historic Museum and the Yacht Club, so you’ll have a great view of beautiful yachts and sailboats moored in the water. You can stop over at the museum while you’re here, too.
The center costs $50 to reserve.
Port Of Hood River Oregon
There are several great places at the port to put in your boat or surfboard and to fish. On the port’s website is a map showing these hubs.
The Hook is a protected cove great for stand-up paddleboarding and windsurfing and kitesurfing lessons. Nicholas Basin is a protected cove, beach and launch site for small non-motorized watercraft with a landscaped trail. The spit or sandbar is a popular spot for kiteboarding and walking, but take caution, because the size of the sandbar changes with water levels. There are strong, unpredictable currents on the sandbar as well. The Port of Hood River has an online wind map so you can track wind conditions before you go out on the water.
Whether you’re looking for a night out at the wineries or a lazy day at the river, Hood River offers it all. A vacation is just one call away. Call us or visit our website to book your next vacation!