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Tumalo State Park Campground

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State Park

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.

Campground info:

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.

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Location

Tumalo State Park Campground is located in Oregon

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Directions

Directions to Tumalo State Park From the west: Follow Hwy 20 east of Sisters approx. 15 miles. Watch for hwy signs at Tumalo Junction. Turn right onto OB Riley Rd. and continue 1 mile to park. The campground will be on your left. From the north: Follow Hwy 97 south of Redmond, approx. 10 miles. Watch for hwy signs at Deschutes Mkt. Tumalo Rd. exit. Turn right on Tumalo Rd and continue 4 miles into Tumalo. Turn left onto Cline Falls Hwy and follow signs to Hwy 20; cross Hwy 20 and continue 1 mile to park on OB Riley Rd. The campground will be on your left.

Address

64120 O B Riley Rd.
Bend, OR 97707

Coordinates

44.128949 N
121.330998 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Poor
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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74 Reviews

Jade A.
Reviewed May. 24, 2024

Awesome and easy going

I really liked my stay at this park. The bathrooms were clean and awesome. They had fire pits, everyone was friendly. I would 100% stay again!

Sitetent
Month of VisitApril
Bob M.
Reviewed May. 19, 2024

Great

Very clean & quiet. Convenient to Bend & Sisters. Outstanding area for so much activity, & some serious scenic overload.

Our 3rd Oregon SP on our journey, best so far.

SiteC67
Month of VisitJune
s
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2023

Lovely

Me and my girlfriend stayed at a tent campsite amongst many other tent/RV campers and it was great. Fire pit a picnic table and a short walk to the bathrooms. I would stay here again.

SiteB16
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by spencer , June 26, 2023
Christina V.
Reviewed May. 30, 2023

Lower loop is much nicer than the upper loop. Upper loop is mot dog friendly .

Maybe kid friendly but not dog friendly.

The lower loop is very nice- as a full time vanlifer, definitely would revisit that area again when I’m not feeling up to boondocking. The upper loop is geared more towards families with children and retired folks who are looking to camp surrounded by other people.

We got reprimanded a few times by park staff for our dogs barking at passersby in the middle of the day, so I chose to leave before my second night at the park. Never had an issue an any other campground in all of my years of travel- dogs bark, I was actively making an attempt to distract them and it was 4pm. This place is run more like a private campground- where noise is frowned upon (ironically screaming children in the background the entire time this exchange was occurring wasn’t a problem).

The lower loop was much nicer, quieter, more privacy, and the park staff aren’t breathing down your neck. We stayed there the first night without any issue and will book any future stays at that end of the park.

You can hear the road nearby, though I didn’t think it was too loud. Good walking area for dogs across the street, lots of riverfront to play in. Overall a decent park, but I didn’t feel welcome with my dogs in the upper loop.

Also they made a comment about dogs not being allowed on tie outs, but most of the dogs I saw were tied out. No tie outs for dogs at a campground is a weirdly restrictive rule (that isn’t listed anywhere that I can find).

Month of VisitJune
Melissa W.
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2022

Good option outside Bend

We only stayed for one night on a trip through the state but it was a decent campground. It's convenient to both hiking in the surrounding area and the city to check out a brewery in the evening. Bathrooms were clean, sites were clean, sufficient enough space between sites. The busy road that runs along the campground can be a little noisy but wasn't bad overnight. There was also a dog in the neighborhood nearby that was left outside to bark for a long time which was annoying until they brought him inside. We also heard coyotes overnight as well. Worth noting, this campground had the best firewood we purchased of our week long stay in Oregon.

Site31
Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Melissa W., November 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Melissa W., November 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Melissa W., November 13, 2022
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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2022

Closest to Bend

Nice campground overall and amenities that include showers for guest, outside sinks at shower house for tent camping etc, small but newish playground, many FULL hook up sites for RVs (30amp only)… Day parking across the road from campground is river front to the Deschuttes River (very shallow) and was great for wadding in during warm months. Closest campground to Bend without being IN Bend Close to neighbors for all sites and they are all always full it seems…very convenient campground though!

Site26B and 60C
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by sunny B., October 13, 2022
Eric B.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2022

Bring a shoe horn if yer rig is big

Website indicated they were booked , so we called just to make sure. Got a spot for the weekend. Niiiice. Most sites are small(campground was built in 1950's when most trailers were 20') bring yer driving skills if your rig is big. Ours 35+ so I had to put Vaseline on the trees and rocks out front. Nice and quiet, clean bathrooms and excellent hosts.

SiteC68
Month of VisitOctober
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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2022

Great spot close to Bend and hikes!

I stayed in a yurt here a couple times as a cheap stop over on road trips. Nice river walk along the tumalo across the street from campground. Less busy in off season, reservations recommended. Firewood, showers and great clean bathrooms. Right off highway and close to Bend for anything you need.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Ash C., June 28, 2022
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Kristina B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2022

Road noise but river adjacent

Tube the river! We snagged a river spot and will float to the food trucks. We’ve got trees for shade thank goddess.

SiteA 92
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Kristina B., June 26, 2022
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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2022

Good

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Jeff K.
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2022

Fantastic Getaway

Tumalo is a family favorite!  There's the river hike, a playground for the kids and some great food carts 10 minutes down the road if you don't feel like cooking.  A few things to note: Bring your own water in the winter as the spigots are turned off. Also TUMALO FALLS is about 40 minutes away from this campground.  Well worth the trip, but not at this specific site.

Siteyurt
Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Jeff K., April 2, 2022
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Jeff K., April 2, 2022
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Jeff K., April 2, 2022
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Rich J.
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2022

Great

State CG along the Deschutes River with fishing, hiking, swimming, floating. Sites are generally large and well spaced.. Clean facilities. Some minor road noise

Site17
Month of VisitApril
Britney D.
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2022

Great campground

This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Oregon. We did have a harder time backing in our 35ft trailer due to the more narrow road but over all wasn’t that bad. There was a good mix of campers and trailers, did not meet the hosts but everyone was nice. Very close to Bend but away from all the noise. Would come back again.

Site015
Month of VisitJanuary
Britney D.
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2022

Peaceful and close to town

Had a good time, clean campground and nice area. It was pretty quite. Some spots were a little tight to back up a 35ft trailer but worked it out. Pretty close to town.

SiteB015
Month of VisitJanuary
K
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Super Clean

Stopped for a quick overnight. Loop B is open during the off-season. Close to the road, minimal privacy... but very convenient to town. The clean, heated bathrooms impressed.

Month of VisitDecember
John I.
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2021

Convenient

In 24 trailer just as a stop over, seems pleasant, by the road so not good that way.

Site26
Month of VisitDecember
Angela W.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Luxury camping

This campsite has it all! Hot showers, firewood, bathrooms, spacious sites and trail to the river. Plenty of parking for second vehicle and ideal location for fall campers!

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Angela W., October 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Angela W., October 22, 2021
Tucker B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Super Convenient to Bend and The Bite!

Lucked into this Campground after rolling into Bend in the late afternoon.

The host suggested going down to the local taproom and I'm so glad I did because I wound up running into 4 high school friends there.

Wound up extending my stay for 2 more nights because the campground facilities were perfect, the location was great, and the company wasn't bad either!

Site12, 31, and 33
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Tucker B., October 8, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Tucker B., October 8, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Tucker B., October 8, 2021
Juliana S.
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2021

Nice location very close to Bend with some road noise

I liked how close the campground was to Bend as it made it easy to get supplies. You could hear road noise from my site and although I thought one loop was supposed to be reserved for tents only (no RVs) there was an RV with a loud generator next to me.

SiteA091
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Juliana S., October 7, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Juliana S., October 7, 2021
Shawna P.
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Very nice facilities and people.

Biked from Madras. It was very worth the effort..

Sitehike bike
Month of VisitAugust
Paula G.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2021

Love Central Oregon

Excellent campground!

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Paula G., July 24, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Paula G., July 24, 2021
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Kathy B.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Great Park Close to Bend

I was here on a hot July day and was super glad to be so close to the river. From my site, I could wade right into the water and watch the dozens of tubers float by. The day use area across the way is very nice and empty early in the morning. Same thing with the riverside hiking path. This is a great park and I would definitely say here again.

Site44
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Kathy B., July 9, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Kathy B., July 9, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Kathy B., July 9, 2021
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Shay F.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2021

Excellent Oregon State Park

Took a trip to Oregon from the Seattle area.  We were lucky to get the last spot in Tumalo on a Thursday night.  We stayed in site 41 Thursday night.  We liked Bend so much we searched for any other opening available for Friday.  Moved to site 12 for Friday night.  The Deschutes River is within walking distance, the day use park across the street is lovely.  Close enough to food and drinks in Bend, hiking at Smith Rock, and any other fun you may choose to have in the area.  Restrooms were clean, camp hosts were friendly. I would happily stay here again.

SiteC41 and B12
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Shay F., July 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Shay F., July 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Shay F., July 6, 2021
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Katie M.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2021

Easy and Clean

We stayed in Bend amidst the major heat wave (temps topped at 108 F!) so having a guaranteed campground was nice on a trip full of dispersed camping. The day use area of the park had a line of cars waiting to get in, but accessing the campground across the street was no problem. The sites were clean and the whole area seemed to be well maintained. Bathrooms were very clean as well and it was great to have showers.

Our particular campsite wasn't super exciting and didn't have a lot of shade or good trees for hammocking, but it was a good experience overall. Plus the park is conveniently located fairly close (but not too close) to the main highway so it was easy to come and go in and out of town.

Site063
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Katie M., July 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Katie M., July 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Katie M., July 6, 2021
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Moni R.
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2021

Great location near river

This campground is conveniently located across the street from the Deschutes river. It has flush toilets and showers and (some sites) full hookups. The hosts are very nice and helpful. There is not a lot of shade and you can hear the street noise at night.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Moni R., July 3, 2021
Michael K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

Nice spot

Beautiful but trying to add a second night can be confusing.

Month of VisitJuly
S
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Let the adventure begin

The campground is clean and has nice bathrooms and showers. Great location.  Close to rivers and lakes for fishing, kayaking, rafting.  Close enough to Bend.  Tumalo has awesome food carts!

Site7
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Steven S., June 10, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Steven S., June 10, 2021
jThe Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Great Location!

We stayed here last weekend and really enjoyed our time. We were lucky enough to be in a big group site and had our own bathroom. There was even a kitchen sink outside for cleaning!

The campground is right by the river and just 15 mins from Bend. The location for us was great.

SiteGroup A
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by john H., June 2, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by john H., June 2, 2021
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by john H., June 2, 2021
VThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

Clean, Friendly Hosts, Lots of Amenities

Had a good time during my short stay in spite of the nearly constant rain. The bathrooms and showers were always clean. The bathroom even had heat which felt nice. There is a separate place to wash dishes that includes a trash bin for scraps and hot water. This looks to be a great place for families as there were lots of children running around having fun. The only downside is the phone service. It is listed as having phone service but that is not totally true. Most of the time I had no service or 1 bar. If I walked to the group site, I could manage to get two bars. This was important to me because I was still teaching (online) while camping. I hope to bring the rest of my family someday soon.

SiteC71
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Veronica V., May 22, 2021
  • A short hike away.
  • Review photo of Tumalo State Park Campground by Veronica V., May 22, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Tumalo State Park Campground?

Camping at Tumalo State Park Campground can cost between $21.00 and $61.00 depending on the site.

Does Tumalo State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Tumalo State Park Campground has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Tumalo State Park Campground?

Tumalo State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 50 feet.

Are fires allowed at Tumalo State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Tumalo State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Tumalo State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Tumalo State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Tumalo State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is poor, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.