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The project’s first powerhouse, spillway and original navigation lock were completed in 1938 to improve navigation on Columbia River and provide hydropower to the Pacific Northwest. A second powerhouse was completed in 1981, and a larger navigation lock in 1993. A Public Works Administration project of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, portions of Bonneville Lock and Dam Project were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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Bonneville Lock and Dam is located 145 river miles from the mouth of the Columbia River and about 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., near Cascade Locks, Ore., and North Bonneville, Wash.
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cheap, educational, always interesting.

Always an interesting place to visit. The Visitors Center on the Oregon side is my favorite, its huge, really more of a museum than a simple visitors center. The rangers and volunteer staff are always friendly and helpful.
Be sure to head to the basement to check out the viewing windows at the fish ladders. Salmon run in both spring and summer- but even when they arent going through theres always sommething interesting.

In the spring keep your eyes open for California Sea Lions, a menace to the salmon but still kinda appealing.

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