The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins its summer recreational vessel lock schedule for its Columbia River dams May 15. The summer lock schedule will continue through Sept. 15, 2015 at the following Portland District locks:
Bonneville Lock and Dam at Columbia River Mile 145
The Dalles Lock and Dam at Columbia River Mile 191
John Day Lock and Dam at Columbia River Mile 216
| 9 a.m.
|| 9:30 a.m.
| 12:01 p.m.
| 3 p.m.
| 6 p.m.
| 9 p.m.
The lockage schedule is the same for Corps dams in Portland and Walla Walla districts, ensuring identical recreational vessel lockage schedules for the entire Columbia-Snake river system.
This schedule will remain in effect until Sept. 15. Recreational vessel operators have precedence over commercial vessels during the designated times. At other times, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial craft at the discretion of the lockmaster. For information about special lockages and other tips, click here
Everyone on the vessel must wear a personal flotation device during lockages. All vessel owners/operators lock through at their own risk, and must follow instructions from the lock operator when using the locks or when operating in the vicinity of the locks. The lock operator has final authority on the suitability of a craft for lockage. For more information on safe lockage practices, please read our “How to Lock Through” brochure
You may use the radio frequencies listed in our “How to Lock Through” brochure, or call the lockmaster when you arrive at the navigation lock:
||509-399-2233 ext. 231
||509-843-1493 ext. 231
All vessel owners and operators lock through at their own risk and must comply with Corps’ safe lockage requirements, summarized in our “How to Lock Through” brochure.