16 Parks near Dufur, Oregon
Jun 2016 - $28.00
What a beautiful park! Our spot backed up to the Columbia River with great views. The spots are dirt but the surrounding area is grass. Hook ups are water and electric only. Each site has a picnic table. Do to the tree blocking our satellite dish, we were unable to use ourTV. Well taken care of, lots of campers this weekend, but very quiet. The park is patrolled frequently by the park rangers and is quite clean. We stayed one night. Would come back again for a longer stay. - KomfortTravelers
Nov 2015 - $28.00
Pretty campground, lots of grass and trees, but a lot of highway noise in the sites bordering I84. Other sites closer to the river seemed quiet. Full hookup sites included sewer. Not much to do here, no hiking trails, and no river access. But a good place to use as a base to see the sights along the gorge. Entrance is kind of strange, you have to drive through the rest area to find the campground entrance. - LMH
Sep 2015 - $28.00
I found this a great spot for exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, there are trains going by on the river side and the highway on the other side, so just expect there to be more noise than a state park in the middle of nowhere. That's just the way it is on this narrow, scenic corridor. To me, the convenience and beauty of the location made that part worthwhile. And yes, the highway is divided, so you do have to travel some in the opposite direction to get to an exit if you're going the other way. Having the option of full hookups in a beautiful, scenic setting, with good space between the sites, large shade trees with river views made this seem like a good deal to me. There were three camp hosts that I saw at various parts of the two loops and all were really nice and helpful whenever I talked to them, as well as the ranger I met. I remarked to them how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the park, including the restrooms. - Journeyer
Mar 2015 - $18.00
Great park rangers very helpful. Had a level back in on the river & campfires @ nite. Only bummer is the trains at nite blowing there horns, ear plugs a must! - packardrob
Jun 2014 - $22.00
Beautiful park right on the river. Lots of trees but we were able to get a signal for our dish! Sites are more than ample especially if on the river side of the park. Large open area behind our rig. Only two negatives. First is that there are trains and lots of them and second is that you have to 5 miles up river to a Shell station to dump for $6.00. But we have enjoyed this park so much we will stay there again. - User2209
Aug 2013 - $28.00
Clean and comfortable. Easy to back into our spot. We happened to get there when there were a lot of moths. They were annoying. Trains were pretty loud. We had to close the windows and turn on the air conditioning to drown out the noise. Probably will not stay again. Rate reflects online booking fee. - Trekking
Jul 2009 - $27.00
I suppose relying on a review from 2007 was a bad idea, as that was the last time anyone wrote about this place. The pictures are not even close to telling the truth. We knew the moment we pulled in that we had made a mistake. The grounds were littered with cigarette butts, burned cans, trash, broken picnic tables and truck tire rims as fire pits. Your neighbors are so close you may as well have been in an apartment! NONE of the sites are level, so unless you brought lots and lots of wood or leveling pads you were out of luck! The sites were so small that our car had to parked sideways in front of our 24' trailer. The playground had old outdated and dangerous toys for the kids and with all the weeds, good luck with the horse shoes. The lake had trash floating in it and under the water, the shore had trash and cigarette butts. The cost did not include our dog ($5.00 extra???) and for $2.00 deposit you were given a hotel card key to the restrooms: YUCK! They are filthy and need to be torn down! GROSS showers, mold, mildew, gross toilets and a hand dryer that never did work. The folks running the place were crabby at best and didn't really seem to care. I'm sure they don't even wash the card keys as they pass them onto the next person. We were totally disappointed and will never recommend or go here again. - Pleahy
Jul 2007 - $27.00
I'm writing a review about this park because people need to know it exists. We have stayed there twice in the last two years while doing business in the The Dalles area. Worth the 45 minute commute. The park is situated on a beautiful lake framed with pine forest, private vacation cabins, and views of Mt. Hood to the west and rolling green farmland and high desert scenery to the east. This is a fantastic place to visit with kids. The park has a wonderful sandy beach and swimming area, a recently upgraded dock/marina, boat/jet ski rentals, lakeside restaurant/lounge (with a pretty lively nightlife), a small store, playground, nasty little video arcade, laundry, and showers. If you can't deal with dust, kids, and the general commotion and half-run-down condition of the place it's probably not for you. There is a section with (I'm guessing) around 70 fulltime units stacked in on top of each other like a basket of dumped toys. These are for the most part not intrusive to the rest of the park and inhabited by folks who spend every weekend fishing there. All the negatives aside we have a blast with our kids there. They never get bored and the beauty of the surroundings make it OK for Mom and Dad too. This is one of those places that makes me wish I'd won the lottery just to be able to make it worthy of it's location and potential. - alfadon
Dec 2014 - $20.00
Basic, no-frills park that caters to long-termers working on nearby construction projects. Excellent for us lower-income, retired folks as long as you have your own bathroom. Wifi worked great. Staff very friendly and helpful; I called in from 15 miles out and he was there waiting for me to guide me in the dark to my spot. I wouldn't bring children, a Big Rig or anything with slide-outs here if I were you. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2013 - $20.00
Sites are very narrow, dirt and gravel and uneven. Neighbors awning protruded into our site. NO TV! Too much emphasis placed on grass. Limited space for towed vehicle. - SmokeyBear
Jul 2008 - $20.00
Nice clean park with wonderful hosts. Small park with some long term residents. Spaces were nicely shaded and adequate for big rigs. No bathrooms, no pool, no game room, no laundry, no Wi-Fi. Just a nice, quiet place with full hook-ups to spend a night or two. If you need more - go someplace else. Cost was $20 per night when we were there. Payment by cash or check only. About 12 miles south of The Dalles, Oregon on SR 197. Coordinates: 45d 27'04.66" N and 121d 07' 44.85" W Address: 10 NE Aiken St., Dufur, OR - Gerry Brentnall
May 2016 - $35.00
The sites are back in only, If you are skilled at operating your vehicle that should not be a problem. If you are not, you will probably hit the tall concrete divider pillars and damage your rig. The sites are close together, if you had slides this could also present an issue. For my stay the issue was the wind and the neighboring fire ring. The fire ring was located at the front tire of my rig, and the wind easily pushed it too close to the rubber. Had I not been paying attention, this could have resulted in severe damage to my rig. The main issue is space. Noise, and parking were also issues. This is no fault of the campground, but the layout is not conducive for silence or for space. I drive a 36 foot rig which is 8'9" wide and 12'8" tall.
The camp host was friendly, and very helpful. The petroglyphs are within walking distance, and the lake is quite beautiful. The grounds are well kept, and the grass is trimmed. The anthropological history alone is well worth a one or two day stay. I would have liked to arrange a guided tour of the glyphs, but was unable to due to time constraints.
This makes a good base camp, but not somewhere to hang out and spend the day. Other than the lake, there is not much there. The glyphs are about 1/4 mile down the road, and Horsethief Butte is a great climbing place or even a short hike, is also down the road. - Zach Merritt
Jun 2014 - $44.00
Unlike most of the other nearby CGs (which are between the highway and the train tracks), this is quiet and peaceful. It can get very windy, though. Sites 6-8 good for big rigs. Price reflects out-of-state residency and reservation fee. Be sure to check out the pictographs. - TheRollingJones
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Park has fairly level, gravel sites. Big rigs use site 7 or 8 for easy backing. Self pay at the kiosk in the campground. Has beautiful views of the mountains and river/lake. It's close to City of the Dalles, Oregon. There's no shower facilities and a port-a-potty for bathrooms. - Merryann
May 2011 - $20.00
Found this spot in this tiny town after major car wreck closed road for hours. Surprise had excellent Wi-Fi! Good for an emergency stop, traffic noise is loud. Would stop again if necessary. - saturn7
Jun 2016 - $20.00
I have no idea how this park received such high rating. It's very narrow sites sit on rock with a dead weed patch between sites.
Could not completely open the awning or it would hit my neighbor.
It does have new restrooms and showers; that's the only plus.
This park was built in the 90s as a work camp for the people working on the wind turbines and there a good reason for wind turbines. It blows hard most of the time. It rocked our 30,000 pound motorhome all night.
Cable TV which the host touted is horrible. WiFi is slow, as is expected from an RV park.
If you're in the area go 20 miles further north to the Washington side of the Columbia river for much better parks. - traveler1952
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This was the first night of a long trip to places we have never been to. Chose this park because it was the only one that took us toward John Day OR from the Tacoma area in a one day drive that seemed decent. Only about 7 other trailers in park and I think they were full timers. Park had very new restroom/shower facilities that were roomy and very clean. Park was out of town about 1/2 mile and very quiet. Being part of the Grant County Fairgrounds made for excellent pet walking potential. The views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams were nice especially at sunset. We did not go into town so cannot say anything about it. The host was very pleasant and helpful. - Vault
Apr 2015 - $20.00
This park is owned and run by the County. It is a quiet little gem. Beautiful views of the rolling green hills and a lovely little town tucked in the valley. The park is sparse but more than adequate. With spacious pull- thrus. The restrooms and showers were spotless. Wifi was very good as was the cable. The camp host was extremely knowledgeable about everything within 30 miles. It was very windy when we visited. Well worth the 2 days we were there. It is $20.00 for 30 amp & $25.00 for 50 amp. - Ross Brand
Jun 2015 - $32.00
This is a City Park un-like most! Nice campground, other than sights close to each other. Right on the river, great for rafting and fishing and all the services close by. Make sure and check out the other side, nice sights, and very clean restroom with showers. Full hook-ups and good WIFI no ATT cell service. - laears
Jul 2013 - $35.00
Great park! We stayed for 2 nights while on a rafting trip. Friendly staff, river access, power, water, sewer hookup at our site. - 3 kids & a dog
Oct 2011 - $24.00
This is a little city park right on the Deschutes River in the small town of Maupin. This town is known for fishing and river rafting. The bathrooms are old but appeared clean. There is no TV but the Wi-Fi was excellent. Lovely area. - saturn7
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This is a city run park in Dufur. The host is extremely helpful and does a great job running and taking care of the campground. Most of the sites are back-in next to a creek and facing the ball field. Very clean bathrooms. We would stay again. - spitfirepete
Jun 2016 - $29.00
This park is an absolute gem. It's a bit tight for big rigs, which ours is, but the setting is just gorgeous, and the full hookups (50 amp, water, and sewer) all worked well. Hosts were super friendly. Playground for the kids. Convenient to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. We'll definitely be back. - kmghmg
Jun 2015 - $29.00
We stayed a week at a full hookup, back-in site. There were 2 camp hosts visible. Hosts were helpful with maps and trail information. Nice park with paved internal roads and paved level pads. Our site was surrounded mostly with dirt and dry grass but some sites had much more grass. Most sites were under and surrounded by trees. We had one of the few sites open to the sky. All full hookup sites are back-ins. Some partial hookup sites are pull-throughs but they're in another loop.
Verizon data and hotspot was practically non-existent. My cell was always roaming so we went into Hood River for Internet. No cable, no laundry. Water pressure was strong. No off leash dog park but plenty of places to walk dogs. Hookups were near the middle. Sites were spacious and included fire pits and picnic table. Their website has a map with the pad sizes of the different sites so if you have a large rig, print out the map to pick a site that will fit your rig. We noticed that the longest pad was always reserved. Self check-in only using the envelope system. Pay by check into a box, no debit/credit cards accepted. Hosts do not accept payment. Quiet park at night. Good place to disconnect and relax. - Flippitti
Apr 2015 - $29.00
This is a pretty park, but the camp hosts are rude and the price of a stay is too high for an affordable family outing. There are a few very nice waterfront sites. - Iron Girl