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Overview of Wind Site and General Area
Closeup of Wind Site and Access
Location: Exit 69 of I-84.
Windsurfing Potential: Moderate wind and moderate swells with some cross-chop.
Facilities: None. A long sand spit jutting out into the river.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Management Plan:
Development Proposal: The proposal involves a water-oriented, multpurpose day-use facility. Proposed uses and facilities include a windsurfing rigging and launching area, a swimming beach, picnic area, and a moderate to large parking area. Except for the parking area, the proposed recreation facilities and use areas would be located on fill in the main stem of the Columbia River, in the area north of the freeway. This fill area is proposed to include a large grassy area and substantial native tree plantings between the freeway and the bulk of the park area. Such plantings could perform several positive functions, including screening of the freeway from both the park and the river itself, reduction of freeway noise in the park, wind break and enhancement of riparian habitat and scenic values in general. This proposal includes a parking area located south of the freeway and east of Rock Creek. Pedestrian access from the parking area to the river would be provided by a path under the freeway at the outlet of Rock Creek.