McNary Dam and Pacific Salmon Visitor Information Center

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Highway 730
Umatilla, Oregon

The following review was submitted by Becky of Becky’s Blabber, a great source of Eastern Oregon information! Thank you, Becky, for your contribution!

While driving through Eastern Oregon, The McNary Dam and the Pacific Salmon Visitor Information Center, just off I-82, is a wonderful place which is not only free, but interesting, educational, and has lots of room for kids to run around! And it’s less than a mile off the interstate! A “must see” open year round, kids can walk interpretive trails, check out displays, and learn about the salmon recovery program. Read more about it here!

Date last visited: January 2010

Distance off the interstate: Just off I-82, right at ext 1 of Oregon (OR/WA) state line.

Admission: FREE.

Hours: Year round, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Directions: One mile east of Umatilla on Hwy 730. From I-82, exit at Hwy 730 into Umatilla.

About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. Mrs Grimes says:

    Access only from Oregon side? We attempted to enter from wa side and it doesnt appear to be open
    even though there is a big sign saying “Visitors Welcome” but then once you get to the dam area, a big stop sign and gates. Nothing saying hours, etc.

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