Tumalo State Park

Bend, Oregon


64170 O. B. Riley Rd
Bend, Oregon 97701
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Sites: 84
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.128938850444
Longitude: -121.331195

Elevation: 3211' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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36 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Since mid-September we have moved around WA/OR often without reservations, because it is late in the season and some parks no longer take them. We read the previous comments and went on-line to make a reservation and could not. However, there was no indication that the park was full, so when we pulled up to the gate we were surprised to see that this was so, kind of. Park personnel had already closed two of the three loops here. The campground volunteers worked hard to accommodate all the other surprised folks like us who arrived throughout the day. We ended up in a handicapped site as a result. As professional staff worked to winterize the rest of the campground, they shut down all the water and left. Again, the poor volunteers were besieged with campers who could not cook or take showers. This is a nice park close to town and the high demand would indicate that they should plan to stay open later in the season. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park close to Bend, but just enough outside town to maintain the camping experience we wanted. The park is very attractive, with trees and lots of volcanic rock. There are trees, but the canopy was not dense at our site; some trees are old and very tall - it's worth walking around to admire them. We don't have satellite, but were able to get good OTA reception of several TV channels (including Oregon Public Broadcasting). There are paved walking paths within the loops to get you quickly to the bathrooms, and dirt paths around the perimeter to explore the area. There is a playground with a nice large play structure. Across the road from the campground is the main state park with grassy areas, picnic tables, and a nice scenic path along the beautiful Deschutes River in a rocky canyon. This was a great place to take our dogs for a long walk each day. You can access a river path directly from the campground, but that path is not nearly as nice. Our space backed up to a hillside with rocks and trees, a nice view to look at from our large rear window. Easy to back in, the space was level, and there was gravel to put down our mat. The space (listed as 42ft) was long enough for our 24ft trailer and the tow vehicle (disconnected). Other trailers were within view, but not too close (15-20ft). As others have noted, tent sites are mixed in among the RVs, sometimes very close to the walking paths (seems like the tents wouldn't have much privacy, but it didn't affect our experience). The only negatives I would mention is that there is road noise from Hwy 20 - not really loud but noticeable, and the garbage container (a nice compactor) is out by the main entrance so it's a longer walk than I wanted. Right at the garbage container, the exit road makes a sharp turn. I ripped our brand new awning by cutting that turn a little too closely as I was trying to give another vehicle some room. The tree branches there are stiff enough to cause damage. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
C-59
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want nice, this is it; a camper's campground among the pine trees It was full during our stay - highly recommend advanced reservations; very popular for access to Sisters, Redmond, Bend in high desert of Central Oregon. We've camped here regularly over several years and never disappointed Most recent stay was 6/13/16 - I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area. We did get close to restroom/hot shower building w/dishwashing station - this campground is well laid out with restrooms placed in middle of loops and sites circle all around for easy access. Showers are unisex private individual rooms + changing area with lockable door. Showers were clean full on tiled walls and floors w/hooks + shelves for your stuff and wall bench for seating. Not cramped at all and good water pressure and spray. Community restrooms and sinks are in another part of building. Just awesome park for smaller RV's up to 35'?, and tents with sturdy picnic table + fire pit + paved roadways + asphalt RV pads. Both full hook-ups and dry-camp. Some sites could be problem for the Big Rigs be sure to check site lengths. Only CON: No rv dump or potable water fill station. Find one at Creekside Municipal Campground in Sisters for a small fee $10.00 We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
loop c site 36
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sisters - Redmond - Bend all nearby. Lots of outdoor activities from hiking, horseback riding, rick climbing, all water sports, fishing etc

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

There is NO DUMP STATION at this park, so if you're not in one of the full hookup sites you'll be packing it out. Agree with others comments about park. Nice facilities. Most paved sites are short, so ask when you call, they'll have more detail on length. Close by truck route, some tent sites within 30 ft. Close to Bend, across street from nice park. Hard to recommend otherwise. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B33 tent site
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this state park. Set outside of Bend along the Deschutes River. We were here during Memorial Day weekend. It was busy, but there was no craziness, noise, or any other distractions. We had nice shade at our site. We were relatively close to our neighbors on both sides, but it wasn't an issue at all. There are several hiking trails including one that takes you all the way into Bend. The park is well maintained and the hosts did a great job. Nice rangers. We enjoyed the park so much we extended our stay. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We thought this was a wonderful place to stay given that it is basically in the city of Bend - feels quiet and isolated. Day use area separate - on the opposite side of the road/river from the campgrounds. Our space (B18) was very level and spacious. Lots of room to roam {even with doggie off-leash ;-) } - scramble up the rock hill to the east and wander along the river to the west. Fishing and tubing on the river. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B18
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Trader Joe's just 3 miles away and too many things to do in the greater Bend area to start listing!

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Tumalo State Park is a unique green oasis amongst the drier climate of Bend. Tumalo Creek is perfect for tubing on a hot summers day and it is definitely a local favorite for picnics and day trips. The campground is located just across the street and is also nestled in the trees, but the forest here is not overly thick so be prepared to be getting some sun. The RV sites are fairly close together and are all back-in, but paved. Clean bathrooms as well as a solar shower-house! Best time to use these showers is late afternoon, early evening since the nights here do cool off into the low 50's so your morning shower will be chilly. Very close drive to Bend and all this beautiful area has to offer. Be sure to visit the Newberry Volcanic Monument about a half hours drive south of Bend. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. Not much visual separation, but sites are big and comfortable. Free showers, clean restrooms. Good location on the Deschutes River. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were a little closer together than we would like, but still a very clean, well maintained park. Our site was immaculate when we pulled in. The kids loved all the opportunities to explore, including the large hill on the east side and, of course, the river. Spots seemed easy to back into - ours certainly way. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

I would expect more from an Oregon State Park. It was extremely dusty, the sites afforded no privacy, and sites weren't level. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground and some sites are tight for RV with slides. 30 amp service can make things a balancing act. The rangers and camp hosts were fantastic - very friendly and managed campground. We came for a couple of days and stayed almost a week. Bend area offers a lot of trails for bikes or hiking. We would return if we were in the area. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park - we wished we were staying longer. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we were on had fine dirt and was close to the restrooms/sink station. Overall, nice and quiet. We didn't get a chance to see the playground. We heard the managers making the rounds after 10pm for campfires. The staff that greeted us was friendly. Looks like a popular site and would stay here again. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very nice, clean park very close to the Deschutes River. Our site was level enough we didn't need to do anything. There is a very large, day use picnic area right on the river. We were here before school got out so it was not at all crowded but we guess during summer the day use area would be very popular. We would definitely camp here again! We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice state park, a bit cramped in maneuvering around, but the sites are spacious and well spaced. This is a nice park to overnight or spend a couple of days in. Will stay here again. We camped at Tumalo State Park in a Motorhome.

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