The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer tours of The Dalles Dam this summer, every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours will end the last weekend of September.
Visitors can join a park ranger for a guided tour to learn about the dam’s history, operations, power generation and fish passage facilities. Tours begin at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There, visitors can explore a variety of interactive displays, watch a short film on the benefits and impacts of the dam, get a sneak peak of fish migrating up the fish ladder or browse the Discover Your Northwest bookstore.
Guests can also wander through the historic Seufert Rose Garden and picnic in Suefert Park. The park offers scenic views of Mount Hood and access to the eastern end of The Dalles Riverfront Trail. A covered picnic shelter is available with plenty of shade.
Pre-registering for tours is strongly recommended, as space is limited. For questions and to register for a tour, call The Dalles Dam Visitor Center at 541-296-9778 or The Dalles Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or visit http://1.usa.gov/12EZV2D.
To reach The Dalles Dam Visitor Center, from Interstate 84, take exit 87 and go east on Brett Clodfelter Way, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 197 and I-84.