Hood River County Visitor Center

Location

720 E Port Marina Drive
Hood River
,
OR
97031
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Hood River County Visitor Center is located off of Hwy 84, exit 64.

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Future Events

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Past Events

Monday
Sep
1
2014
Monday, September 1, 2014 from 5:30-10am
5:30-10am
At dawn every Labor Day close to 500 hearty souls jump into the mighty Columbia River and swim the 1.1-mile stretch across the river to Hood River. Welcome to the annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. The swim, which attracts participants from around the world, originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself and some friends to swim across the river and back. Now on the day of the swim participants board the famous Sternwheeler paddleboat on the Hood River shoreline and are ferried to the Washington side. When signaled, swimmers jump off the boat in the “refreshing” Columbia and head back for the Oregon shore. This event (in its 72nd year!) brings back swimmers again and again.