Located along the Columbia River below the surrounding ridges and mountains of the western Columbia Gorge, this site was chosen during the 1970s when the original town was forced to relocate due to the expansion of the nearby Bonneville Dam. North Bonneville today contains just over 1000 people.
The "original" North Bonneville began as a construction town to support the initial construction of Bonneville Dam in the 1930s. Few sections of the old town remain due to the expansion of the dam in the late 1970s.
An intense and prideful effort by local citizens at the time of the dam expansion led to creation of a master plan for the new community to blend into the beautiful surroundings by developing a park like environment, connecting open spaces, and an intricate trail system seen today. Efforts continue to keep this original vision of the community flourishing amongst the rapid growth being experienced in this region.
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