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The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Tours Reopen for Summer

Published April 20, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites guests to visit The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and tour the dam this summer.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, between May 1 and Memorial Day weekend. After Memorial Day, the center begins daily operations, seven days a week through Labor Day weekend.

Starting May 7, tours of The Dalles Dam will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. They begin at the visitor center, then are conducted via electric shuttle which runs along a portion of the Riverfront Trail to the dam. Whether on a tour or at the visitor center, there are opportunities for fish viewing and visitors can explore interactive displays and learn about the dam’s history, operations, and how power is generated. Pre-registration for tours is encouraged, as space is limited.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate Highway 84 at exit 87. Turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information and to register for tours, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or 541-296-9778 or visit

After Labor Day weekend, the visitor center resumes weekends-only hours through the end of September when it closes for the season.

Amber Tilton

Release no. 16-016