Description - Heritage Landing is a popular jetboaters launch. It provides access to the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers. This is where river guides meet their clients, families gather to head out onto the Columbia River for salmon fishing or water skiing, and everyone collects to share the excitement of their big catch.
Copyright: Oregon State Parks
- This park features a boat ramp to access the rivers. Jetboating is allowed on the lower segment of the Deschutes River all year around except alternating weekends from June - September; boaters passes are required. The lower two miles of the Deschutes River is a "pass through" zone for boaters. This provides fishing access for the many hike-up anglers that depart from Heritage Landing and use the river trails.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.
Recreation - Heritage Landing serves primarily as a boat launch and provides access to the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers. It also offers opportunities for fishing.
Climate - Climate in central and eastern Oregon varies greatly depending on elevation. The high elevations receive much more precipitation and colder temperatures. These regions are much more arid and see greater temperature extremes than western Oregon. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April, mostly in the form of snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures can drop well below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Snow remains in the high mountains into early summer. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days, with warm to hot temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures at the higher elevations. Summer afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon.
Heritage Landing is located in north-central Oregon, off I-84, 17 miles east of The Dalles