PLAYING AT ROCKY REACH DAM

LOCATION:  5000 HWY 97-A,  Wenatchee, WA 98801

Hours
(7 Days a Week)
Visitor Center:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Museum of the Columbia:  9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rocky Reach Park:  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This FREE attraction is another beautiful place to bring the whole family!  Just 7 easy miles from Wenatchee, Rocky Reach Dam is chock full of beauty and fun.  

Discover a museum, a cafĂ©, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. A 90-seat theater shows movies throughout the day and upon request.  Stroll and play on the beautifully landscaped gardens, lawns, shelters and playground. 

Fish Ladder

A highlight of any visit to the Rocky Reach Visitor Center is the opportunity for a close-up view of fish passing through the fishway. 

Visit the Powerhouse

Guests can walk along the forebay deck to the powerhouse and take an elevator down to the fourth floor where they can enjoy a number of exhibits and observation points. Self-guided tours take visitors through the Museum of the Columbia, featuring a look back at the rich history of early life along the Columbia River—settlers, Native Americans, steam boaters, lumbermen and railroaders in life-size photos.  Other powerhouse displays include a Nez Perce Indian portrait collection, display of Rock Island Dam, Edisonia collection, and changing art, craft and floral exhibits. Balconies provide visitors with views of the full length of the powerhouse, the spillway, fish ladder, juvenile fish bypass, and Columbia River.

Room to play

Adjacent to the visitor center and powerhouse are acres of award-winning lawns, gardens and a huge playground. 

Special events area

If you're planning a wedding or other intimate event, call us to reserve the pergola on the Rocky Reach grounds. Celebrate your special event surrounded by lush flowers and the sound of the Columbia River. Call (509) 663-7522 to reserve this space at no cost. Wedding reservations are accepted year-round.  

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