Koberg Beach State Recreation Site

Park History

The parcels were acquired by purchase from private owners in 1951 in connection with construction of Interstate 84 at water grade along the Columbia River. The westernmost tract of 22.57 acres contains a prominent basalt outcrop which provided material for highway construction and, in addition, a swimming beach operated for many years by the Koberg family as a recreational site complete with dance pavilion. The historic use of the tract was acknowledged in the naming of the wayside.

Acreage: 75.83

Annual day-use attendance: 363,200

Koberg Beach State Recreation Site FAQ

What's Allowed

Can I fly my drone in the park?

Please call 503-695-2261 for park specific rules

Can I metal detect?

No metal detecting is allowed in Gorge Oregon State Parks

Day use/Special Events

How do I get a Special Use Permit?

This park requires a Special Use Permit for special events or activities. Please open the Special Use Permit application to see examples of events that need a permit.  If you have questions about whether you need a special use permit for your activity and to receive instructions on how to submit the application, please call 503-695-2261.

Statewide FAQ

Available via this link