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Cascade-Locks is a beautiful city located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The city is just 45 minutes from the Portland International Airport and is directly across the river from Stevenson, Washington. Situated in a place of great natural beauty and rich in history, the town of Cascade Locks was once called Whiskey Flats but got its' present colorful name from a series of locks built in 1896 on the Columbia River. The town is also the starting point of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Although a small town, Cascade Locks caters to tourists and has many services such as dining and lodging, as well as a marina and boat launch, small airport, camping and local arts and crafts shops and antiques. Activities abound in the area, including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. The Columbia Wilderness Area is also found in the hills located above the town. Located within a thirty-minute drive of Cascade Locks are several major attractions, including the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center & Museum and the Bonneville Locks and Dam. The Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge is based in Cascade Locks and makes daily two-hour excursions on the river, including a narrative on the local history of the area.

Surrounding areas: Hood River, Oregon (18.6 mi), Zigzag, Oregon (22.7 mi), Sandy, Oregon (24.2 mi), Powell Butte, Oregon (32.2 mi), Portland, Oregon (37.7 mi)

Cascade Locks Vacation Rentals

Cascade Locks Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Columbia River Inn735 Wanapa StCascade Locks, OR (541) 374-8777
Timbers200 SW Cascade AveStevenson, WA1.6 mi.(509) 427-5656
Skamania Lodge1131 Skamania LDG WayStevenson, WA1.8 mi.(509) 427-2635
Econo Lodge40 Ne 2ND StStevenson, WA1.9 mi.(509) 427-5628
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort1252 Cascade DrN Bonneville, WA3.4 mi.(509) 427-7767
Meredith Gorge Motel4300 Westcliff DrHood River, OR15.8 mi.(541) 386-1515
Vagabond Lodge4070 Westcliff DrHood River, OR16.3 mi.(541) 386-2992
Comfort Suites Hood River2625 Cascade AveHood River, OR17.2 mi.(541) 308-1000
Love's Riverview Lodge1505 Oak StHood River, OR17.7 mi.(541) 386-8719
Best Western Hood River Inn1108 E Marina WayHood River, OR19.0 mi.(541) 386-2200
Resort At The Mountain68010 E Fiarway AveWelches, OR23.9 mi.(503) 622-3101
Inn America A Budget Motel1000 NW Graham RdTroutdale, OR25.7 mi.(800) 469-4667
Burns West Motel790 NW FrontageTroutdale, OR25.9 mi.(503) 667-6212
Comfort Inn & Suites Troutdale477 NW Phoenix DrTroutdale, OR25.9 mi.(503) 669-6500
Best Western Sandy Inn37465 Hwy 26 EastSandy, OR26.0 mi.(503) 668-7100
MT Hood Inn87450 E Government CP LoopGovernment Camp, OR26.1 mi.(503) 272-3205
Timberline LodgeTimberline RdGovernment Camp, OR26.1 mi.(503) 622-0715
Timberline Lodge/ski AreaSki AreaGovernment Camp, OR26.1 mi.(503) 272-3706
Mcmenamins Edgefield2126 SW Halsey StTroutdale, OR26.5 mi.(503) 669-8610
Wood Village Shilo Inn2522 Ne 238TH DrWood Village, OR27.1 mi.(503) 641-6565
Days Inn & Suites24124 Se Stark StGresham, OR27.4 mi.(800) 788-8924
Holiday Inn Portland/Gresham2752 NE Hogan DrGresham, OR27.4 mi.(503) 907-1777
Best Western Rama Inn23525 Ne HalseyTroutdale, OR27.4 mi.(503) 491-9700
Howard Johnson Inn1572 NE Burnside RdGresham, OR27.9 mi.(503) 666-9545
Quality Inn Gresham1545 Ne Burnside StGresham, OR27.9 mi.(503) 666-9545
Best Western Pony Soldier Inn Gresham1060 E Cleveland AveGresham, OR28.1 mi.(503) 665-1591
Mia Amore Pensione53 Little MTN RdTrout Lake, WA28.6 mi.(509) 395-2264
Serenitys2291 Hwy 141Trout Lake, WA28.6 mi.(509) 395-2500
Trout Lake Motel2300 Hwy 141Trout Lake, WA28.6 mi.(509) 395-2300
Canby Inn463 SW First Ave Hwy 99eGresham, OR28.7 mi.(503) 266-5400
Hampton Inn3039 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR29.7 mi.(503) 669-7000
Days Inn Portland East/Gresham2261 NE 181st AvePortland, OR29.8 mi.(503) 618-8400
Hawthorn Inn & Suites2323 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR29.8 mi.(503) 492-4000
Springhill Suites Vancouver CTC1421 SE Tech Center DrVancouver, WA29.8 mi.(360) 260-1000
Comfort Suites1477 Ne 183RD AveGresham, OR29.9 mi.(877) 771-7769
Extended Stay America17777 NE Sacramento StPortland, OR29.9 mi.(503) 661-0226
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Portland East1919 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR29.9 mi.(503) 491-1818

Cascade Locks Weather & Climate

Northwest Oregon, near Portland, enjoys a mild climate with only occasional severe weather elements such as tornadoes, hailstorms, or high winds. The single most important factor in the climate is the Pacific Ocean. Due to the normal movement of air masses from west to east, most of the systems moving across Oregon have been modified extensively after traveling over the Pacific Ocean. As a result, winter temperatures and summer maximum temperatures are greatly moderated. However, the northwestern corner of the state does receive abundant rainfall. Near the coast, the average annual snowfall is only one to three inches, with many years in which there is no measurable amount at all. Hailstorms occur each year, but are generally light and cover small areas. The north coastal area has the least amount of sunshine each year, while the southeast corner of the state has the most.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 32°F 11.20 in. -
February 47°F 34°F 9.83 in. -
March 54°F 37°F 7.96 in. -
April 60°F 41°F 6.02 in. -
May 67°F 46°F 3.96 in. -
June 72°F 51°F 3.01 in. -
July 79°F 56°F 1.03 in. -
August 80°F 56°F 1.35 in. -
September 74°F 52°F 3.02 in. -
October 63°F 46°F 5.73 in. -
November 51°F 39°F 12.09 in. -
December 43°F 33°F 12.77 in. -

Cascade Locks Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland Troutdale airport (TTD) located about 26 miles west of Cascade Locks in Portland, Oregon, the Portland International airport (PDX) located approximately 34 miles west of Cascade Locks in Portland, Oregon, the Columbia Gorge Regional The Dalles Municipal airport (DLS) located roughly 35 miles east of Cascade Locks in The Dalles, Oregon, the Scappoose Industrial Airpark airport (SPB) located around 47 miles west of Cascade Locks in Scappoose, Oregon, the Aurora State airport (UAO) located about 51 miles southwest of Cascade Locks in Aurora, Oregon, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located approximately 52 miles west of Cascade Locks in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, the Mc Minnville Municipal airport (MMV) located roughly 68 miles west of Cascade Locks in Mcminnville, Oregon, and finally Mcnary Field (SLE) located around 75 miles southwest of Cascade Locks in Salem, Oregon.

Cascade Locks Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR39.3 mi.
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR77.0 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA115.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Beacon Rock Public GolfNorth BonnevilleWA4.8 mi.
Hood River Golf & Country ClubHood RiverOR17.9 mi.
Indian Creek Golf CourseHood RiverOR17.9 mi.
Husum Hills Golf CourseWhite SalmonWA20.1 mi.
Greanlee Golf CourseBoringOR28.6 mi.
Mountain View Golf ClubBoringOR28.6 mi.
Gresham Golf CourseGreshamOR28.9 mi.
Persimmon Country ClubGreshamOR28.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR26.1 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR39.3 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR39.3 mi.
Mount BachelorBendOR114.9 mi.
State Parks
Sheridan State ParkOR2.1 mi. 
Lang Forest State ParkOR3.6 mi. 
Bonneville State ParkOR4.0 mi. 
Wyeth State ParkOR5.9 mi. 
Beacon Rock State ParkWA5.9 mi. 
John B Yeon State ParkOR6.0 mi. 
McLoughlin State ParkOR8.0 mi. 
Lindsey Creek State ParkOR8.2 mi. 
Ainsworth State ParkOR9.5 mi. 
Starvation Creek State ParkOR10.1 mi. 
Viento State ParkOR11.2 mi. 
Wygant State ParkOR12.6 mi. 
Benson State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Vinzenz Lausmann State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Seneca Fouts Memorial State ParkOR13.7 mi. 
Bridal Veil Falls State ParkOR16.3 mi. 
Shepperds Dell State ParkOR17.1 mi. 
George W Joseph State ParkOR18.7 mi. 
Guy W Talbot State ParkOR18.7 mi. 
Rooster Rock State ParkOR18.8 mi. 
International Museum of Carousel ArtHood RiverOR18.0 mi.(Art)
Oregon Historical SocietyPortlandOR39.3 mi.(History)
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortlandOR39.3 mi.(Science)
Bathtub Art MuseumPortlandOR39.3 mi.(Art)
Portland Art MuseumPortlandOR39.3 mi.(Art)
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterOregon CityOR40.9 mi.(History)
Maryhill Museum of ArtGoldendaleWA52.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR39.3 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA84.7 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA112.5 mi.

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