Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Deschutes River State Recreation Area

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.

Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 50 ft.
Deschutes River State Recreation Area is located in Oregon
45.6334 N
-120.9088 W
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16 Reviews of Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Good location

Lots of amenities, and nicely located on the deschutes and Columbia rivers. The sites are pretty close, but the whole place is very well kept. Bathrooms available. It was very busy for the weekend in the last couple weeks of August as you’d expect. Really beautiful grounds, just felt a bit cramped.

Well maintained

Not my favorite but a nice park camp area. Nothing too spectacular. Small hiking trail. Beautiful river runs through the ground. Fishing is good. Boat launch on the opposite side of the campground. Privacy is limited between sites.

Fun spot to body surf rapids

Camping on this stretch of the Columbia doesn’t offer many choices, but we were so glad to have found Deschutes River SRA. The campground doesn’t seem like much when you first arrive, but walk along the river towards the end of the park and you’ll find lovely shallow beach areas and fun little rapids. Kids had a great time walking among the rocks, building sand castles and swimming down the rapids. I did see a rattlesnake in the beautifully maintained lawn, so be aware when walking around.

Nice, clean and great location

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.

Oregon Trail Outdoor Education Classroom

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.

Right along river

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!

A Fishers Delight

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!!!

tent, rv or hike/bike in

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

Great spot!!

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!