Beach State Recreation Site
Once upon a time -- from about 1915
to about 1950 -- a giant wonderful dance hall and outdoor
resort existed at Koberg Beach. When the town of Hood River
wanted to cool off or go ballroom dancing to the sounds of a
swing orchestra, they went to Koberg Beach. Eventually, the
ballroom and the beach had to make way for the rising Columbia
River when hydroelectric dams were constructed. For a complete
view of the way it was, go see the Koberg Beach exhibit at the
Hood River County Museum in Hood River.
Today, Koberg Beach is a wayside that serves busy westbound
motorists on I-84 with a restroom and a stretch break. An
enjoyable beach lies behind the great rock which screens its
recreational access from the busy freeway.
Services and Things to Do
- Bird watching
- Beach access
- Rock formations
Get driving directions to this park
There is no fee to use this park.
For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
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