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Places to Camp near Cheatham Lock and Dam

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Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Cheatham Lock and Dam, OR is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Find the best campgrounds near Cheatham Lock and Dam, OR. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Cheatham Lock and Dam, OR (116)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River State Recreation Area

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    Deschutes River State Recreation Area

    28 Reviews
    77 Photos
    167 Saves
    Wishram, Washington

    Looking for Deschutes River camping? Look no further than the campground at Deschutes River State Recreation Area. Located in north-central Oregon, this campground gives you access not only to the Deschutes River, but also the Columbia, with tons of fun activities year-round. This campground has four loops full of campgrounds for tent campers, RVers and backpackers alike.

    This is The Deschutes River Rec. Area, which is on the Columbia River, not the Deschutes campground at The Cove Palisades State Park near Madras.

    Welcome to Deschutes State Recreation Area. We have 32 miles of bike trails and 7.5 miles of hiking trails. All sites allow Tents or RVs (with a 24 foot combined vehicle length restriction in T-Loop). A-Loop electric sites have 50/30/20 amp connections available. Restroom building closed from from late fall to early spring. Port-a-potty available. There is no water available from from late fall to early spring.

    MAKE SURE YOUR SITE MEETS YOUR CAMPING NEEDS Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Peach Beach RV Park on the Columbia

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    Peach Beach RV Park on the Columbia

    22 Reviews
    25 Photos
    51 Saves
    Cheatham Lock and Dam, Oregon

    Peach Beach RV and Campground is a small privately owned park right on the Columbia River. It has beautiful trees and green grass, lots of places to launch and swim. Family and pet friendly, back in, pull thru and sites right on the water. Newly remodeled bathhouse and friendly camp hosts.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $40 - $45 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Lone Tree Campground — Cottonwood Canyon State Park
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Maryhill State Park Campground

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    Maryhill State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    44 Photos
    66 Saves
    Cheatham Lock and Dam, Oregon

    This recreation area is part of The Dalles Lock and Dam, Lake Celilo

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Memaloose State Park Campground

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    Memaloose State Park Campground

    35 Reviews
    157 Photos
    170 Saves
    Mosier, Oregon

    The stars seem to shine brighter at this campground on the east end of the Columbia River Gorge, 11 miles west of The Dalles. Campsites look over the river and the park’s namesake, Memaloose Island, a place sacred to the indigenous people of the Columbia River Gorge. They would lay the bones of their dead on open pyres on the island.

    Also buried there is an early settler and town promoter of The Dalles, Senator Victor Trevitt. A granite monument visible from Memaloose campground marks his grave.

    Today, the park is a gateway to exploring The Dalles and the east end of the Gorge. Visitors will enjoy spring wildflowers and the cooling shade of the maple, willow and cottonwood trees. On summer nights, the park’s grassy meadows are the perfect spot to observe the nightly celestial performance.

    Campground 43 full-hookup sites 66 tent sites with water nearby Flush toilets and hot showers RV dump station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $27 - $38 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Lepage Park Campground

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    Lepage Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    58 Photos
    72 Saves
    Wasco, Oregon

    Overview

    LePage Park is located at the confluence of the John Day and Columbia Rivers just five miles from Rufus, Oregon, and the John Day Dam. Popular activities include river fishing, swimming, water skiing and boating.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy boating, water sports and swimming in the river. Anglers fish for smallmouth bass, catfish, and abundant sunfish. A boat ramp is located at the campground for convenient river access.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 22 sites with electric hookups and 20 primitive walk-to tent sites. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    The park is situated in a river basin with a high desert climate. Mature shade trees line the edges of this open grassy park on the banks of the John Day River. Wildlife is abundant in the area, such as mule deer, waterfowl, and birds of prey.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Tucker Park Campground

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    Tucker Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    64 Photos
    363 Saves
    Hood River, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $60 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Columbia Hills Historical State Park Campground

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    Columbia Hills Historical State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    32 Photos
    73 Saves
    Dallesport, Washington

    This recreation area is part of The Dalles Lock and Dam, Lake Celilo

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Giles French Park Primitive Camping

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    Giles French Park Primitive Camping

    7 Reviews
    27 Photos
    42 Saves
    Cheatham Lock and Dam, Oregon

    Campground closed for the season. Note: Bonneville Power Administration is replacing transmission lines. Due to severe safety hazards, public access will be restricted in the work area. The area under the powerlines is closed to the public until December 2021. The remainder of the park and shoreline are open for public use.

    Operated by the Army Corp of Engineers, Giles L. French Park offers free primitive camping and up to 14 days of use. First-come, first-serve; no reservations. Also included: bathrooms, boat ramp, dock, and trails.

    There are no reservations for primitive campsites. All primitive campsites are first-come, first-serve with a 7-day use limit. Camping permitted April 1 - October 31

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Sherman County RV Park

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    Sherman County RV Park

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    18 Saves
    Moro, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

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