Koberg Beach

Hood River, Oregon

From 1915-1950 Koberg Beach was THE place to be. There was a riverfront outdoor resort featuring a dance hall with a live orchestra. With the damming of the Columbia, the shoreline changed and the dance hall had to make room for rising waters. The Hood River County Museum in Hood River has a great exhibit on Koberg Beach's dancing days.
Today there is a nice beach that, thanks to a big basalt outcrop, feels surprisingly secluded despite its proximity to the interstate. To access the beach, take the trail to the west of the outcrop and parking area. Free Parking. Public Restrooms.
Columbia Riverkeeper volunteers monitored Koberg Beach from 2008-2011. This site is currently available for adoption. Contact Columbia Riverkeeper (www.columbiariverkeeper.org) if you are interested in monitoring at this site.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Columbia Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
3°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Koberg Beach is sampled weekly from June 10th to September 20th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Oregon state water quality standard provides that a single sample shall not exceed 406 E.coli colonies/100 mL of water and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100 mL. The EPA recommended standard is more protective and provides that a single sample shall not exceed 235 colonies/100mL and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100mL.

The Swim Guide will utilize the EPA standard for Oregon beaches.

There is currently very limited water quality monitoring of Oregon's inland swim beaches. The federal Beach Act does not cover freshwater or riverine beaches, and the state of Oregon does not monitor swim beaches or recreation sites on the Columbia. Columbia Riverkeeper monitors recreation sites in the Columbia River Gorge through their Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Most sites are sampled monthly and high priority sites are sampled weekly from June-September.

The Swim Guide's safety ratings are based solely on E.coli levels. While E.coli concentration is a useful indicator of fecal contamination, there are many other potential sources of pollution that are not reflected in the Swim Guide. These include other bacteria, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides that may harm aquatic life. On the Columbia and other salmon rivers, high temperatures threaten fish that need cold water. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the Columbia River, visit www.columbiariverkeeper.org.

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Koberg Beach

Hood River, Oregon

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Columbia Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
3°C
Chance of heavy rain

From 1915-1950 Koberg Beach was THE place to be. There was a riverfront outdoor resort featuring a dance hall with a live orchestra. With the damming of the Columbia, the shoreline changed and the dance hall had to make room for rising waters. The Hood River County Museum in Hood River has a great exhibit on Koberg Beach's dancing days.
Today there is a nice beach that, thanks to a big basalt outcrop, feels surprisingly secluded despite its proximity to the interstate. To access the beach, take the trail to the west of the outcrop and parking area. Free Parking. Public Restrooms.
Columbia Riverkeeper volunteers monitored Koberg Beach from 2008-2011. This site is currently available for adoption. Contact Columbia Riverkeeper (www.columbiariverkeeper.org) if you are interested in monitoring at this site.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Koberg Beach is sampled weekly from June 10th to September 20th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Oregon state water quality standard provides that a single sample shall not exceed 406 E.coli colonies/100 mL of water and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100 mL. The EPA recommended standard is more protective and provides that a single sample shall not exceed 235 colonies/100mL and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100mL.

The Swim Guide will utilize the EPA standard for Oregon beaches.

There is currently very limited water quality monitoring of Oregon's inland swim beaches. The federal Beach Act does not cover freshwater or riverine beaches, and the state of Oregon does not monitor swim beaches or recreation sites on the Columbia. Columbia Riverkeeper monitors recreation sites in the Columbia River Gorge through their Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Most sites are sampled monthly and high priority sites are sampled weekly from June-September.

The Swim Guide's safety ratings are based solely on E.coli levels. While E.coli concentration is a useful indicator of fecal contamination, there are many other potential sources of pollution that are not reflected in the Swim Guide. These include other bacteria, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides that may harm aquatic life. On the Columbia and other salmon rivers, high temperatures threaten fish that need cold water. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the Columbia River, visit www.columbiariverkeeper.org.

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