Tours Offered of Dam in Oregon's Columbia Gorge

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Tours Offered of Dam in Oregon's Columbia Gorge

Published 03/13/2010

(The Dalles, Oregon) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer guided tours this spring and summer of The Dalles Lock and Dam powerhouse, located at exit 88 off Interstate 84 near The Dalles, Oregon.

Visitors will begin their 45-minute tour in the Probstfield Foyer to learn about the dam’s history, operations, power generation and fish passage facilities, then travel to the mezzanine for a view of the dam’s nearly half-mile long powerhouse and its 22 generators.  The tour will conclude with a presentation on the life cycle of salmon and a view of the dam’s fish ladders.

2010 tours will take place on April 10, 11 and 18; May 15, 16, 29 and 30; June 5, 12, 13, 26 and 27; July 3, 24, 25, and 31; Aug. 7, 8, 28 and 29; and Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19.

Saturday tours will start at 11 a.m., and Sunday tours at 2 p.m.  The June 5 tour will be a special walking tour from The Dalles Dam Visitor Center along the riverfront trail to the Probstfield Foyer in honor of National Trails Day.

The tours are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities and children in strollers.  Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.  All visitors over age 16 must have valid photo identification.  Vehicles are subject to search; visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

Mandatory pre-registration starts two weeks before each tour.  Contact The Dalles Lock & Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7819 to register.

For more information about The Dalles Lock & Dam, visit

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