Columbia River Attractions

Columbia River Attractions Information

Columbia River Wimahl
Columbia River Name origin: Captain Robert Gray's ship, Columbia Rediviva
Columbia River Nickname: Big River
Columbia River Countries Canada, United States
Columbia River States Washington, Oregon
Columbia River Provinces British Columbia
Columbia River Tributaries
Columbia River - left Spillimacheen River, Beaver River, Illecillewaet River, Incomappleux River, Kootenay River, Pend Oreille River, Spokane River, Snake River, Deschutes River, Willamette River
Columbia River  - right Kicking Horse River, Blaeberry River, Canoe River, Kettle River, Sanpoil River, Okanogan River, Yakima River, Lewis River, Kalama River, Cowlitz River
Columbia River Cities Revelstoke, BC, Tri-Cities, WA, Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, Longview, WA
Columbia River Source Columbia Lake
Columbia River  - location British Columbia, Canada
Columbia River  - elevation 2,690 ft (820 m)
Columbia River  - coordinates 50°13′N 115°51′W
Columbia River Mouth Pacific Ocean
Columbia River  - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Columbia River  - coordinates 46°14′39″N 124°3′29″W
Columbia River Length 1,243 mi (2,000 km)
Columbia River Basin 258,000 sq mi (668,000 km²)
Columbia River Discharge for mouth (average); max and min at The Dalles, Oregon, 188.9 miles (304.0 km) from the mouth
Columbia River  - average 265,000 cu ft/s (7,500 m³/s)
Columbia River  - max 1,240,000 cu ft/s (35,100 m³/s)
Columbia River  - min 12,100 cu ft/s (300 m³/s)

Columbia River Attractions Major tributaries

Tributaryv Average dischargev Drainage basinv
  ft³/s m³/s mi2 km2
Snake River 56,900 1,610 107,500 278,400
Willamette River 37,400 1,060 11,460 29,680
Kootenay River (Kootenai) 30,650 868 19,420 50,300
Pend Oreille River 26,430 748 25,792 66,800
Cowlitz River 9,140 259 2,586 6,700
Spokane River 7,900 224 6,680 17,300
Lewis River 6,125 173 1,046 2,710
Deschutes River 5,845 166 10,700 27,700
Yakima River 3,542 100 6,150 15,900
Wenatchee River 3,079 87 1,350 3,500
Okanogan River 3,039 86 8,340 21,600
Kettle River 2,925 83 4,200 10,880
Sandy River 2,257 64 508 1,316
John Day River 2,060 58 8,010 20,750

Columbia River Attractions Hotels & Motels

Columbia River Attractions Bed and Breakfast

  • Bingen, WA
  • Carson, WA
  • Hood River, OR
  • Vancouver, WA

Columbia River Attractions Cabins and Cottages

  • White Salmon, WA

Columbia River Attractions Campgrounds and RV Parks

  • Stevenson, WA
  • The Dalles, OR
  • Vancouver, WA
  • White Salmon, WA

Columbia River Attractions Hotels and Motels

  • Bingen, WA
  • Hood River, OR
  • Lyle, WA
  • Stevenson, WA
  • The Dalles, OR
  • White Salmon, WA

Columbia River Attractions Vacation Rentals

  • Hood River, OR

Columbia River Attractions Cruices

Columbia River Attractions Cruises
Adventure Cruises. 14405 SE Ellis Street, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-762-0939; Toll-free: 1-800-613-2789

American West Steamboat Company.  Portland Office: 1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 500, Portland, OR 97209  Phone: 503-227-8047; Fax: 503-226-8128.  Seattle Office: 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 1150, Seattle, WA 98121  Phone: 206-292-9606 Fax: 206-340-0975.

Portland Spirit Dinner Cruises  110 SE Caruthers Street, Portland, OR 97214. Phone: 503-224-3900; Toll-free: 1-800-224-3901; Fax: 503-231-9089.

Columbia River Attractions Kayaking
Columbia River Kayaking.  1391 West State Route 4, PO Box 52, Skamokawa, WA 98647.  Phone: 360-795-8300; Toll-Free: 888-920-2777.

Columbia River Attractions Windsurfing
Gorge Wind Guide Service. PO Box 1584, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: 541-490-4401.  

Columbia River Gorge Attractions & Visitor Information

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum
    5000 Discovery Trail
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    541-296-8600

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Columbia Hills/Horsethief Lake State Park - Petroglyphs
    E of Dallesport
    Dallesport, WA

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Fort Dalles Museum
    15th & Garrison
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    541-296-4547

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Sherman County Historical Museum
    Moro, OR 97039
    541-565-3232

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center
    PO Box 564
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    541-296-9778

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Goldendale Observatory State Park
    State Park Interpretive Center
    Goldendale, WA 98620
    509-773-3141

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Klickitat County Historical Museum/Presby Mansion
    127 W. Broadway
    Goldendale, WA 98620
    509-773-4303
  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Hood River Lavender
    P.O. Box 266
    Odell, OR 97044
    541-386-9100
  • Maryhill Museum of Art
    35 Maryhill Museum Drive
    Goldendale, WA 98620
    509-773-3733

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Stonehenge
    on Hwy 14 3 miles E of the Maryhill Museum of Art
    Goldendale, WA 98620
    509-773-3733

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Bonneville Lock and Dam Visitor Center
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014
    541-374-8820

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Bonneville Lock and Dam Visitor Center
    North Bonneville, WA 98648
    509-427-4281

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Carson National Fish Hatchery
    At milepost 14 on Wind River Hwy
    Carson, WA 98610
    509-427-5905

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Cascade Locks Historical Museum
    1 SW Portage Road
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014
    541-374-8535

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
    990 SW Rock Creek Drive
    PO Box 396
    Stevenson, WA 98648
    509-427-8211

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Fort Oregon
    Exit 44 of I-84.
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014
    541-646-2256
    Theme Park on Thunder Island

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Full Sail Brew Pub and Tasting Room
    506 Columbia
    Hood River, OR 97031
    541-386-2247

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Gorge Heritage Museum
    202 E Humboldt
    Bingen, WA 98605
    509-493-3228 509-493-3673

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Hood River Museum
    Port Marina Park
    Hood River, OR 97031
    541-386-6772

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Hood River Vineyards
    4693 Westwood Drive
    Hood River, OR 97031
    541-386-3772

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Hutson Museum
    4967 Baseline Drive
    Mt Hood-Parkdale, OR 97041-9727
    541-352-6808

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Little White Salmon/Willard National Fish Hatchery
    Cook, WA 98605
    509-538-2755

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Marichelle Brandy and Tasting Room
    4420 Summit Drive
    Hood River, OR 97031
    541-354-2550 fax: 541-354-3511

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad
    110 Railroad Avenue
    Hood River, OR 97031
    541-386-3556 800-TRAIN-61

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Multnomah Falls
    Exit 31 of I-84
    Bridal Veil
    Corbett, OR 97019
    541-695-2376

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Skamania Museum
    Stevenson, WA 98648
    509-427-9435

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery
    M.P. 61.75R, S.R. 14
    Underwood, WA 98651
    509-493-1730 fax: 509-493-2980

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - St Martins Hot Springs
    Hot Springs & St. Martin Road
    PO Box 1169
    Carson, WA 98610
    509-427-8292

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge
    Marine Park Cascade Locks
    PO Box 307
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014
    541-374-8427

  • Columbia River Gorge Attractions - Vista House at Crown Point State Park
    PO Box 204
    Corbett, OR 97019
    541-695-2230

Columbia River Attraction Famous Visiting Places

  1. Multnomah Falls
  2. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
  3. Fruit Loop
  4. Mt. Hood Railroad
  5. Hiking Trails