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Government Cove

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Beach on Government Cove, EasyCLIMB (bobcat)


Government Cove served as the log pond for the sawmill that once stood at Cascade Locks' industrial park. The tie-up pilings are still there and a single log raft remains. Government Cove only acquired its official name in 1975: before the construction of the Bonneville Dam, this area was a bottomland that included the now drowned Herman Lake.

Eagle Island is at the mouth of the cove. The eastern margin of the cove has a cliffed peninsula that was formed by a quarry operation. A short paved trail, used mainly by fishermen, leads out here.



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