Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make an quick jaunt to the grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Its location makes it an ideal stepping stone for any type of outdoor activity you could possibly dream of: lush green golf courses, clear blue-ribbon trout steams, pristine alpine lakes, miles upon miles of challenging yet scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, and of course the Cascade Mountains are all within easy reach.
Approximately 23 full-hookup sites More than 50 tent campsites Seven yurts (two pet-friendly) Two seasonal group camping area Two seasonal group picnic areas Seasonal hiker/biker camp Showers and flush toilets Firewood and ice sales (in season) Universal Access Four campsites and one yurt are accessible to campers with disabilities.
Showers, bathrooms, and running water are available. A tent site is $21/night with 1 car allowed. Additional cars are $7/night. There aren't any tent sites secluded from yurts and RVs, so you will be hearing generators run, though people did shut them off at 10. IMO, it's expensive for a tent site in a spot where you're surrounded by glampers.
Really such a lovely campground. Has all of the good things that you'd want in an Oregon campground: clean flush toilets, Junior Ranger programs and activities, decent spots (some better than others), nice trees.
But what sets it apart is it's proximity to Bend, Oregon, as well as the Day Use area across the road that boasts a river and swimming area along with picnic areas.
Very popular in the summer especially, be sure to book early. Between nearby Bend and the other activities on-site and in the area, you could definatley spend several days here and not get bored.
The main draw for this park is the proximity to Bend and to the Deschutes River, but it is not my favorite Oregon State Park. The layout is a little wonky; we had reserved a site on-line and went to the left, directly to our site, not seeing the sign to go to the right to register. Not a problem as the ranger (who was very friendly and helpful) registered us. Firewood is a reasonable $5 per bundle, but only available from 5-7pm. There is a reasonable amount of privacy between sites due to trees separating them. You will hear road noise and, after it quiets down at night, I heard the river, which was peaceful. Flush toilets but the ones near our site were a bit tight. However, there was HOT water, a luxury not always enjoyed while camping! I didn’t check them out, but another camper said the showers were nice. Not much to do IN the park but you can access a portion of the Deschutes River Trail from the park. Contrary to what I anticipated, Tumalo Creek Falls are NOT in the park but about 17 miles away (but worth going to see). Husband could get sporadic internet, but I was not able to get any, a surprise given how close we were to Bend.
This is a great campground spot. Just a few minutes outside of Bend. The spots are clean and nestled in a wooded area. The showers are clean and super warm. The campground is quiet. 2/3 Verizon bars with LTE.
Great campsite close to the Deschutes and not far from the village of Tumalo where there are good options for food (ie food carts and pizza joint)! Also easy drive into bend for a bit more city life.
Nice campground with yurts, trails, an amphitheater, playground, and a nice, clean bathroom. It has outdoor sinks by the bathroom for doing dishes and plenty of tent sites. The day use area across the street has a nice little creek also! Sites aren’t very private but they’re nice and flat. Ada camping was all paved
That that this park is closed to the public if you are not camping on site you are not allowed to use this part even though it is a state-funded taxpayers park me and my wife on our way to Arkansas from Oregon decided to stop eating lunch and shower we were told to leave the park because we we're not camping at that Park
Loved being able to camp here, at Tumalo State Park. There were a couple of great hikes nearby that I wanted to do, so brought my husband and dog and we camped here and did some hiking. Here are a few things I really liked about this campsite:
- Close to Bend. We wanted to stay somewhere that we were also able to tour and site see. We were able to spend some time wandering around Bend, eating at some great local places.
- Hiking Trails- Tumalo Falls and Tumalo Mountain
- Biking Trails
- Great tent sites, but they also have RV sites and some yurts that you can rent
Vaulted toilets on site, water source, and the camp spaces are decent size. Highly recommend this place because again, it is close to the city but also isolated for true camping!
We stayed in a yurt here and inside was a sign in book with a lot of fun adventures shared from other travelers. There’s walk path across the street to the river and park which was fun to tube down in the summer heat. This was our second time staying and we will definitely return. It was well kept.
This is the closest campground to Bend coming from the west, so make reservations early. One section is open all year with limited services. Trailer/rv, tent, and group sites available as are yurts. Updated restrooms and showers. Day use area across The road with river access. Lower loop is next to the river but doesn't have fancy restrooms. The campground can be noisy with trucks on the nearby road. The sites are large. Hosts on site, rangers enthusiastically enforce 10 pm quiet time. No sewer dump station - closest are in Sisters and Bend.