Had a great time here. Kind hosts, lots of amenities and close to lists of activities. Just a hope to wineries, Stonehenge and hikes. Right on the river. Really enjoyed this campsite and would definitely stay again.
We've stayed at the Deschutes River State Recreation Area twice now. It's the perfect spot if you are traveling across Oregon and need a nice place to stop before continuing to another state, or eastern Oregon.
The campground is relatively small. The bathrooms and showers are clean and the spots are flat. It has an accessible path along the river and is great for family fishing.
Due to it's proximity to the gorge, it can be very windy but, it is quaint and the sunsets are amazing.
The best part of this spot is the incredible outdoor Oregon Trail Interpretive display! I highly recommend this park for families with small children.
Lovely secluded area. Vault toilets a bit meh (off season, not sure about now). Right along the river. Take a hike up above the river as well, not just along it!
Our family really enjoyed this campus my spot. It‘s right along the Deschutes River and is a fishers delight. Even the kids were pulling in fish both in the morning and evening.
It is near the interstate and train tracks are across the river so don’t be surprised by a bit of noise. Fortunately, the lovely campground and gorgeous river make up for the noise.
Additionally, they have a nice educational structure that talks about the Oregon Trail. This park was really close to the substation fire. Note how close it came to the ranger station - yikes!!!
easy water side access for tents and RVs. Bonus: 24 mile gravel path from the campground with dispersed camping through out the trail of you are willing to make the hike in
big wide open park with lots of green space. overnight parking available for bikers looking to pack in.
The upper hike alone makes this campsite great. It's very clean and well maintained. If you are into glamping this would be a great place for you!
being so close to the Columbian river, made it very windy!!
This campground really has nothing exceptional to brag on. The river isn't terribly safe to swim in and to put in any sort of flotation device you have to leave the campground and drive over to the other side of the river to pay a fee. If more than one person is using the device, they must also pay. The outhouse toilets are not well kept and smell awful. And the most frustrating thing is the nearby train tracks with trains running through a few times in the night, making for a bad night's sleep. I do not recommend!
If you like the desert and a little more solitude, come check out this site. The amenities are simple, be sure to bring plenty of water.