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.
This campground has a spot for everyone - large RV’s, yurts, tents, and even bikes. It’s close to the water and has a great Ranger program. Float the river, visit the volcanos, and hike to the top of Pilot Butte in nearby, Bend to see all of the gorgeous mountains.
Ranger Steve led a great orienteering class and a fun owl pellet dissection class.
We only stayed here one night but this campground is very nice. The campsites are nice. There are fire pits. Restrooms and showers available. Nice and spacious showers. Neat rock formations around our campsite. Loved the area this park is located in as well. Can’t wait to go back to this one. Would recommend reservations as campground was full when we went in late August.
This is a very convenient, family-oriented campground. The camp hosts take 'quiet time' very seriously.
This campsite was one of my favorites so far. Mostly because we had a long drive and arriving at this campsite felt good. VERY clean with private separate showers and a dish washing station outside the bathrooms. Although a smaller camp ground and the sites were relatively close it didn’t bother me. We stayed here 2 or 3 nights while exploring Bend. Maybe 10 15 minutes into bend but very heavily wooded area and on the river. We camped right in front of the play ground and there were definitely a lot of children and families. Also didn’t mind that. There also tent sites, yurts, and RV/ camper spots. I think what I enjoyed most about this site it just gave me a sense of “home” during our road trip. And of course dogs are welcome!
This park is really nice. It is across the road from the day park where there are great hiking trails and lots of areas to put your raft in the deschutes river for some fun floating. The camp hosts keep this campground so clean even taking the camp spots once someone leaves. We enjoyed our stay!
This State Park offers tent, yurt and rv camping. The tent only loop is beautiful and quiet as it is the only loop along the water. If you have kids who like to get filthy and not have to take a bath, make sure to get one of the spots that has no grass in it. This is their dream come true. The only issue I have have ever had here is the giant jumping spider guarding the restroom. This campground is a great base camp for exploring all Central Oregon has to offer. Love this place!
We love camping here. Bring your tubes and hike the trail up the river for a fun float down the Deschutes.
Located just outside of Bend, OR this is the perfect little state park to stay at when visiting the Lava Tubes National Park, Dee Wright Observatory, or the High Desert Museum.
There is a good amount of full hook up spots to accommodate most RV sizes along with several tent sites. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Restrooms with showers located in both loops. There is no playground, but they do offer the Junior Ranger Program which kids can participate in. Yurts are available to reserve here. The park hosts were super friendly and keep the campground very well kept. There are campsites alongside the river that offer nice views.
Across the road from the campground there is a very nice day use area that has picnic areas and even a little "makeshift" beach. The water is very shallow and slow moving which made an awesome little spot for water play for the kids. You can also fish alongside the river there too.
There is a waterfall trail that is fairly easy for kiddos and worth the hike as well
While this isn't a very large state park it is a very popular campground during peak season so you will definitely want to get reservations in as early as possible.
This was for sure one of the better kid friendly campgrounds near Bend :)