Wanapum Dam Overlook

The Wanapum Dam Overlook offers a great opportunity for visitors to take in the Wanapum Dam structure and how it plays an important role in generating clean, renewable power on the Columbia River, while at the same time providing for upstream and downstream fish passage. There are free viewing scopes to allow visitors to zoom in to the different parts of the dam and see how each component works together in the massive structure.

Also, visitors have an opportunity to learn about the forces of nature that created the dramatic scenery of the area, including stunning Sentinel Gap, just a few miles south, which is bisected by the Columbia River. Interpretive signage and displays help provide visitors with information to appreciate all of the natural history on display at this popular view point.

Visit our interactive map for driving directions and to find out more about the amenities at the overlook.