Stop #22 — Attractions Down River

Attractions Down River


The river system provides a 465-mile river highway, with 36 deep water and inland ports. There are six deepwater ports downriver from Vancouver USA including the ports of St Helens, Woodland, Kalama, Longview, Astoria and Ilwaco.

There are no dams between Vancouver and the Ocean, but four upstream between Vancouver and Richland, including Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary. The dams and locks make navigation possible. Full grain barges and empty oil and gas barges…with yellow smiley faces…head downstream (and visa versa).