The Douglas County PUD strives to provide and maintain high quality recreational facilities for use by both residents of and visitors to the area of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Here at Douglas PUD, we are committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Columbia River. As part of our Federal Energy Regulation Commission license for the Wells Project, Douglas PUD files a Recreation Action Plan every five years, assessing changes in recreational needs for the area influenced by the Wells Project.
Located in an agricultural valley surrounded by scenic shrub-steppe desert, the surrounding area offers many different types of recreational activities. Increased demand has resulted in improvements and additions to various waterfront parks in the towns of Bridgeport, Brewster and Pateros, as well as the Wells Dam Overlook and other accessible areas on the Wells Dam reservoir.
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Marina Park, staffed by an on-site park host, is located adjacent to the Columbia River. Amenities include 18 full hook-up RV sites plus two tent pads, restrooms, a playground, beach and swimming area, boat docks, two boat launches, picnic shelters, and a gazebo. Convenient to downtown Bridgeport, reservations may be made by telephone at (509) 686-4747 or at (509) 686-4041 (non peak season).
Chamber of Commerce information number: (509) 686-4101
Columbia Cove Park is a day use area complete with sandy beach and swimming area, picnic shelters, boat launch and dock facilities, basketball court, play area, and restrooms. It is located adjacent to ball fields and the city swimming pool.
Waterfront Trail is a graveled pedestrian walkway taking you on a quiet trip along the river. Complete with picnic areas and benches, the trail provides one-half mile of river views.
Events: 4th of July Celebration, Parade, concessions and fireworks
Chamber of Commerce information number: (509) 689-3589
Memorial Park, located at the confluence of the Methow and Columbia Rivers, offers a paved pedestrian walkway along scenic river front parkway complete with picnic shelters, boat launches, fishing and ski docks, and restrooms.
Peninsula Park has a swimming area, picnic shelter, restrooms and play area.
Chamber of Commerce information: (509) 923-2571 (Vicki Orford)For more information please visit http://www.pateros.com/
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