We arrived late. State park. Many spots reserved for walk-ins. Options for both full hook ups and primitive sites on a walk in basis. Camp host was super helpful. Campgrounds are nice, green grass, right on edge of river. Bathrooms nice. Standard state park. Quiet except for distant road noise and the trains. We have a van and the train noise is tolerable. Would definitely want to earplugs if we were in a tent. A Sites are spacious on outside. A little tight on inside but still room for privacy. A sites are asphalt and primitive sites are mostly grass and some sand. B and T sites go quickly and not all are level. You are closer to your neighbor here but really not an issue.
There is parking available for extra cars for a fee and some good hiking nearby. $24 at the time of our stay. $10 for primitive.
It was super windy when we were driving i84but this campground is fairly sheltered and there is more of just a refreshing breeze blowing through.
Posted Aug 21, 2019 by Maude Wallace from Indiana. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
I agree with the comments on what a well kept lovely green park this is. My site was right on the river and I had a great view out my back window, it was very peaceful. When I booked this one night stay at the tail end of a much longer trip the comment before mine had not been submitted yet. The one about some noise that might affect a slight sleeper was. At home I have trains off in the distance and I don’t mind the noise at night at all. I am not a light sleeper but when you think you have a train in your campsite every hour blowing it’s horn and shaking the ground it very makes for a terrible night. I slept with a pillow over my head all night, which by the way didn’t help. I know there is an app out there you can download to see what trains are close to campsites, first thing I do when I get home.
Posted Jul 10, 2019 by Dianne graham from . This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
To add to and clarify what others have said: 1) beautiful camping / rv spots. lovely grounds. excellently kept. Clean, nice facilities. Great trails. You can't play in the river w/o a permit. It can be very, very windy here also. 2) It's not a missing feature, there really is NO DUMP STATION for rv tanks. Nor is there anywhere close by that offers this service. (now you know and can plan accordingly). 3) Train Noise. If you're stone deaf, this place is great. If you have any hearing left, be forewarned that the trains run at all hours, all night, and they LEAN on the horns plenty. We got almost no sleep at all. There's two tracks close by, and a grade crossing that requires they blow the horns plenty. Trains started at 4:30pm and kept it up, every 20 minutes at least, all night and into the morning. Road noise is also an issue, but not such as would wake you from deep sleep like the trains (when you hear your first one, you'll swear they're going to run right over you; it's that loud. We were in the A loop, and could literally feel the trains through the floor.) Personally, I would day trip here or, dry-camp in the B lot which is a bit farther from the road and trains. It might be a bit better.
Posted Jun 21, 2019 by Dwight Swisher from Mid-Coast Maine. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Price is good for a very nice place. Great trails. Pretty much hike as far as you’d like. The spots are all back-in. No pull-through at all. Showers are nice and it’s a pretty quiet place. The outer ring of A Loop all back up to a very large grassy area which makes the spots seem a little further apart. We have a 37 foot motorhome and didn’t have much of a problem backing in. I did see a few spots that made me wonder how tough it would be.
Posted Jun 12, 2018 by Josiah from Washington somewhere. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Lush green grass on the edge of the river. Site A04 and some others are very short but work for or 25 foot Navion. The train noise would bother a light sleeper but wasn't a problem for us. Park is clean. A good place for us to spend a night.
Posted Sep 05, 2017 by Alan from Corvallis Oregon. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Beautiful grounds with great shower facilities and laundry. Great spots along the river. You will pick up some road noise and train whistles (around twice a day, none during the nights we stayed). Nice shade trees and grassy areas.
No black water dump, grey only.
Posted May 13, 2016 by Lou from OR. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Beautiful place adjacent to Deschutes River and access to some great trails. I would like to come back here for fly fishing. A cool old dirt road on east side of park and above camping is great for hiking or mountain biking. This trail/old road parallels above river and is very scenic.
Camp host location is poorly marked for check in. I later saw that there was a small sign "camp host" on shed immediately upon entry when you are focused on a couple of other road signs. Grumpy camp hostess, but I won't rate the park less for this since they are transient volunteers.
On the funny side, the State Parks check-in process here seems comically bureaucratic. Fill-out mimeograph tag for required information, you keep original, copy remains attached to tag, also complete another tab on tag that needs similar information, this tab needs to be detached and inserted with money into tag that also serves as a cheesy envelop, "envelop" that still has attached flapping duplicate copy with information is inserted into post (aka iron ranger). Forced me to read directions repeatedly. I have this feeling like I still may have gotten a "critical" step wrong. Reminds me of stories I've heard of being in the old communist Soviet Union where you did things to follow "rules" with multiple nonsense steps...one mistake and back to the end of the line. "No soup for you!"
Lots of primitive camping spots and many back-in spots for RV's. Only electric and water hook ups and no dump stations in park. Bathrooms and showers are clean.
Fair bit of train noise, but this didn't bother me. Overall nice place to stay!
Posted Jul 19, 2015 by Steve T from Granite Bay CA. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.