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Dam visitor center opens May 2

Beginning May 2, The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open to the public Friday through Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Corps of Engineers invites visitors to 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 through the fish ladder, enjoy a weekend dam tour, or browse the Discover Your Northwest bookstore.

The weekend-only operating schedule will continue through Memorial Day weekend. Beginning May 27, the visitor center will resume daily operations until after Labor Day weekend, when the center resumes its weekends-only schedule through the end of September.

Visitors can learn about hydropower, navigation, recreation, fish passage and much more during a guided tour of the dam offered every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors are asked to pre-register for tours as space is limited.

Guests can also wander through the historic Seufert Rose Garden and picnic in Seufert 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.

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


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