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Is the Bonneville Dam open to the public?

What is virtual Bonneville?

  • Virtual Bonneville is a set of 4 webpages designed to share educational and interpretive content of Bonneville and its partners via a central hub hosted on the US Army Corps of Engineers Bonneville homepage. The core to the pages is the Educational Videos and Activity page.

When was the first dam built on the Columbia River?

  • The Bonneville dam was completed in 1943 and was the first dam built on the Columbia River. The dam takes its name from Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1796-1878), a French officer who pioneered parts of the Oregon Trail.

Is there food available at the dam?

  • There is no food for purchase at the dam; however, Cascade Locks (6 miles [9 km] east on I-84) offers a brewery and other eateries. Was this page helpful?

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