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Hood River county


Hood River County in Oregon has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast, with a wide variety of water and snow sports available just outside your door. Located just to the west of Wasco County, Hood River County has often been seen as the playground of the Gorge.

The city of Hood River is nestled right on the Columbia River across from White Salmon, Washington. The county seat, Hood River has something to offer everyone, from resident to visitor. Enjoy small town charm with easy access to Portland, Mt. Hood Ski Resort, and more. Take a ride on the Mt. Hood Railroad for a one-of-a-kind ride through the lush Hood River County countryside.

Cascade Locks is your door to Hood River County when coming from the Portland area. Right on the Columbia River, Cascade Locks is a picturesque river community in the midst of the Cascade Mountain Range, with the highest rainfall in the state making it green and beautiful. Looking to make memories with a unique family experience? Hop on the Sternwheeler for a leisurely cruise along the Columbia River, enjoying one of their cruise packages. 

Mosier is often seen as a mini-Hood River, with spectacular river views, and it is a central hub of windsurfing and kiteboarding along the river thanks to the wide river channel. 

At the southern end of the county, you will find Mt. Hood with Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur, and the Teacup Nordic Ski Park, as well as the historic Timberline Ski Lodge. If camping and fishing are more of your speed, check out Lost Lake Resort, Wahtum Lake, Badger Lake, Bonny Meadow, and Kinnikinnick Campgrounds, among others.