Hood River, Oregon

Memaloose State Park

Hood River, Oregon



Hood River, Oregon
Phone: (541) 478-3008

Sites: 110
Recent Rate: $30 7/2015

Latitude: 45.695222
Longitude: -121.3362411

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 ?
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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31 Reviews

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TRDAWG

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

You have to understand that: this park is accessible only from a westbound I-84 rest area; as it is right next to I-84 there will be road noise 24 hours a day; to get to the campground if headed east, you must pass it and turn around at the next exit 3 miles east; although hardly noticeable there is a very busy train track nearby (although they don't have to blow their horns).

If you're OK with all that then stay. The sites are big, the range from no hookups to full hookups and they are paved and level.

There is a lot a tree coverage so satellite reception may be sketchy but there are local stations available on an over the air antenna.

I rated the service as poor/bad. Upon our arrival it took a few minutes to understand the check in process (or lack there-of); that could have been due to our first time experience "checking into" an Oregon state park. But the host on duty never bothered to ask if he could assist us. I had to approach him (as he sat in his RV) to ask where our site was and how to get to it. After a short answer, with no additional information, he returned to his camper. I'm not sure what the hosts do other than move sprinklers around. The park ranger who came around in the evening was much more friendly, talkative and engaging. This is quite different that most campground hosts/hostesses we encounter. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Numerous actities to do from here: Mt Hood, Lost Lake, Bonniville and The Dalles dams; the town of Hood River, Cascade Locks.

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SteelHorseRider

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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We stayed for 3 days at the Memaloose State Park in our 40' RV. There was no check in due to our having reservations online and our name was on the camp post at our spot. No one ever questioned our being there. Our space B37 didn't have a view of the Columbia River but, we did see a lot of trees and squirrel activity. Our hook ups were located in the right location and they were in working order. Our Verizon Hot Spot worked surprisingly great for not having a town close by. There are trees so we had to adjust to the right parking to get our satellite to work. The space wasn't level so we needed to use blocks. We had a fire ring and picnic table.

While we were there we saw the person camped next to us let his aggressive dog lose and it attacked a couple who was walking their dog on a leash. The dog continued to cause problems and the owner made excuses for his dog's actions and was not responsible. He made us concerned because he would talk to himself. I feel safe for myself based on my L.E. background but, I was worried for others and my wife. The camp host never did anything about it even after the dog attack was reported. So, no this park is not safe if the host does not do anything about dangerous situations. Oh and the camp host spot looked like a hoarders home. It was filled with trash and junk. So that was the first thing you saw when you pulled in.

There are no paths to the river. You are cut off by train tracks and a chain link fence with no trespassing everywhere. It would be nice to know that before choosing this place since we were there for the river. Instead the RXR tracks are the attraction. We tried hiking around the park but, the foliage was too thick and there were no trespassing and employees only signs everywhere we walked to. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We used this camp for a base camp for day trips on our motorcycle. There is no other reason to stay at this park except it is close to the water falls and fish hatchery.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 175
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
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This is a nice campground but is definitely in need of a little TLC.

All of the interior roads and site pads are on asphalt.. The interior roads are a bit narrow but doable. There are 44 full hookup sites and 66 tent sites. All of the sites have a fire pit, picnic table and water available. The FHU sites had 15/30 amp electric service and were located on the appropriate side.. The electrical voltage was good, hovering around 120 volts. There is a dump site at the entrance to the park.

The bathrooms and showers were minimally cleaned. The showers were dirty with clogged drains. I would not use them. The amphitheater was in sorry shape.

Considering that we are in the beginning of the summer season I was surprised to see the trees not pruned. Many of these tree limbs have the potential of rubbing against your RV. There are also a number of dead trees that need to be removed.

Most of the sites were under trees.

Only sites A1 thru A15 are fairly level however they are directly underneath I-84. The remaining sites are not level. Tree roots broke up the asphalt on many of the site pads. The asphalt was also crumbing on many of the site pads due to the weight of the RVs.

The noise level is subjective. From my point of view I-84 was noisier then the trains. The noise level was definitely lower at night. We had no problems sleeping. The park did not have WiFi. Our Verizon air card and cell phone worked well.

The state really needs to put maintenance higher on their priority list. We would come back to this park. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tech5709

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
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Like others have said this is a beautiful park right on the river, which unfortunately backs right on to the rail tracks. You will encounter a few trains going by but the track does not seem to be terribly busy. Our site (B29) backed right on to the river and the tracks and we found it to be quite acceptable. We'll definitely stay here again. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Team Asphalt

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $24.00
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Depending on your rig size, needs and availability this can be a fantastic CG or okay. The sites overlooking the Columbia are superb and the others are close although there is usually plenty of grassed space behind the rigs. Lots of trees so satellite TV will be iffy. Sites not real level. Hosts were very nice but they don't collect the fee: it's on the honor system. As previously noted the entrance can add about 14 miles to your trip if eastbound as you go past the CG to the next exit, get back on the interstate, and then go straight through the rest stop to the CG entrance. Unfortunately, when you exit, you do the same thing. Would stay here again in 45’ rig if traveling eastbound! We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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John n Bonnie

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. The hook-ups were good and 30 amps was enough. We actually got antenna reception. The camp hosts were around and helpful and friendly. We will stay again when we are back this way. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground, in a beautiful setting overlooking the Columbia River. There are many trees, well-spaced in lawn. The campsites are level and many of them easily accommodate our 40 foot rig. The utilities are conveniently placed. There are some negatives. There is only 30 amp service available. The trees prevent satellite reception in most sites: although with the beauty of the campground it is easy to forego TV. The campground is a little difficult to find. Go through the rest area near mile post 74 on Westbound I-84. If you are Eastbound, you will have to go past the rest stop a few miles and turnaround to go Westbound. We like this place and will likely return to visit some of the nearby attractions. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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SGF

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
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We used this campground as a base camp to visit the Columbia Gorge and surrounding areas. Need to remember that you have to go west on the interstate then turn around to go east. The sites were paved, but most of them weren't quite level. We were able to use our ATT cell phones and our MiFi hotspot worked well. Only a couple of TV stations from the antenna. My husband used the bathrooms/showers and they were clean, but they were cold also. We camped on the row beside the interstate, the traffic was constant but not unbearable. If we had gotten a site closer to the river, the trains would have been louder. Even though no train horns, there were a lot of them. We would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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goldenruler

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
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This was a very nice park. It's a bit awkward to access, especially from the east. You have to go past it, get off at the next exit & go back. It is right off the Interstate & thru the rest stop. The sites that are near the Interstate are very noisy A1 -16, & probably B 48,50 & 55. However, you could probably get satellite from one of those spot. We couldn't get it from the B19, but did move later to B43 & did get it there. We couldn't get anything on antenna. The park host was really nice & get everything very clean. There is a train that runs along the gorge, but you got used to it & it didn't blow it's whistle. The views of the gorge are very nice. It was a good spot to sight see Mt.Hood, & the areas along the gorge. The biggest negative would be that you can only go E from there, so you have to drive about 3 miles out of your way to go west or coming from the East. We were able to get cell service & our own wifi. I would definitely return here if I were in the area. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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frmOregon

Review Count: 108
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
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Although this park is listed as Hood River, it is also only a few miles from The Dalles. You can only access the park from westbound I-84. I really enjoy this park. Lots of shade is available and very strong over-the-air television from Portland. The park is very popular with locals, so be sure to check site markers to make sure the site you select isn't already reserved. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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dsspokane

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
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Great park for an overnight stay or several days. The park has very easy access off the west bound freeway through a rest area. The camp sites are mostly shaded under large oaks. There are trains but the sound does not seem to be a problem and they do not blow their horns in this area. After being very uncomfortable in the Cascade Locks Good Sam park due to very loud trains that blew their horns all night long, this park was great and less expensive. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Libospring

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
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Warning! DO NOT come here unless you have made a reservation online. A lot of confusion between the hosts and the park rangers as to which sites are First Come, First Served. Cones cover some sites for no reason. (State workers coming to camp, my guess). Only can stay 1 night in a Non-Reservable site. 11 sites online were X'ed out but yet the ticket on some of these sites said Reserved. Total Chaos! We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rvwanderer

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
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Probably the best state park I have ever camped in. Sites are generally level and well spaced out. Volunteers are fantastic and the park is well taken care of. Along the Columbia River Gorge, there is a great view. The only negatives are that it is right next to Interstate 84 and trains pass through the area frequently (you will have this problem just about anywhere along the Columbia River). We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.

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PMG

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $24.00
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Another wonderful Oregon State Park. Beautiful green shady park setting with huge spaces between RVs. We love this park. The train runs by but it's not too loud. Easy back in spaces. Could stay here for a week and be very happy. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Fish dude

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $30.00
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A nice place for an overnight in the Columbia Gorge. Sites are really easy to get into, even for a big rig. We were in the B loop and we had no issues with either train or highway noise at all. Unfortunately though, there was no river access at all when we were there. Apparently, some idiot let their kids play on the train tracks, and a train came and went into emergency, locking up all its brakes. It could have easily derailed. As a result, the river access is fenced off. Otherwise, a very nice well kept campground. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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