Recreation & Attractions
Boardman and the surrounding area offer many choices for recreational fun. Call the Chamber for additional information at 541-481-3014
* 141 acres on the Columbia River
* paved walking/bike trails along the river's edge
* free boat launch
* picnic on beautiful Lake Umatilla
* 67 site campground
Music in the Park
* 12 free outdoor concerts in June, July and August
* on the banks of the Columbia River
* some of the finest Walleye and Bass Fishing around the Boardman
* Walleye Fishing Derby each July
* several Bass Tournaments held year around
Game and Waterfowl Hunting
* Boardman Slough and Columbia River units of the Umatilla
National Wildlife Refuge
* Willow Run Golf Course is a 9 hole, par 31 course
* total yardage is 3,530
Oregon Trail Tour Route
* Well Springs
Pioneer campsite area displaying the state's most dramatic
Oregon Trail wagon ruts.
* Pioneer Cemetery
A few of the 10,000 - 20,000 pioneers that died on the Oregon
Trail are buried at this site
Capt. Al James Tugboat
* full tunnel stern built in 1939 for low draft and rapids
* first of her kind to go into service on the Columbia River
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge
* offers wildlife observation and nature trails.
* nesting area for Great Basin Canada geese and ducks.
* shy long billed curlews return from Mexico each March to rear their young.
* deer, raccoon, beaver, bald eagles, pelicans, burrowing owls, great blue
herons and other species of birds are also spotted at the refuge.
Irrigon Marina Park
* interpretive signs to commemorate the Lewis and Clark
Expedition along the Columbia River.
Irrigon Fish Hatchery
* raises steelhead for the Wallowa, Imnaha and Grand Ronde
* began operation in 1986, fulfilling its present role as a "mothering
station" for summer steelhead
Columbia Crest Winery
* located in Washington's Columbia Valley.
* area has a unique combination of soil, climate and latitude, allowing it to
produce grapes with full flavor and finesse, much like the worlds most
famous wine regions of France.
Pendleton Underground Tours
* descend to Pendleton's wild past through tunnels where Chinese
laborers are said to have lived and businesses thrived while the west was
* gaming 24 hours a day.
* slots, poker, blackjack, keno, off track betting and bingo.
* restaurant, gift shop, hotel, and golf course.
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
* next to Wildhorse Casino this institute exhibits the remarkable
history and culture of the Cayuse, Walla Walla and Umatilla Tribes.
Pendleton Woolen Mills
* tour the facility and browse through the sales room to find a
variety of men & women's clothing and accessories - blankets, material and