18 Parks near The Dalles, Oregon
We did however find 18 campgrounds within 25 miles of The Dalles. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near The Dalles in the left hand column.
Aug 2015 - $10.00
: Rather disappointed with this Elks RV facility. They have a huge parking lot just on the outskirts of downtown, so it is in a traffic area right across the street from Safeway. Instead of putting the RVers in the quieter portion of the parking lot, the 5 RV spaces are right at the intersection with lots of traffic noise. There are also people cutting through the lot to get to Safeway, so there is not much privacy. Finally, there is absolutely no shade, so in the hot afternoon sun, we were baking. The lot is blacktop and needs repair. There is only electricity at the site. OK for overnight stopover. - gtogrl
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This is a great small park. It is right by the lake. The problem is that the wind is very very windy so you can't put your awnings out. We had a hell of a time finding this park because there is three Columbia River Parks. You want the Horsethief Lake Park. - Kwanyen
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
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
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
Sep 2016 - $19.00
This is a very pretty campground that is also very noisy. The road noise is so loud we didn't have to feel bad about running our generator as we couldn't even hear it! It did quiet a bit at night, though. All the sites and roads are asphalt and in good shape. Ours was fairly level. The "tent" sites are plenty long for an RV, our site was occupied by an 38 foot fifth wheel before us. The tent sites have a water hookup. The flush toilets were very clean. It's a good place to stay to explore, but I wouldn't want to hang out at the campground. - ALbums
Aug 2016 - $28.00
We enjoyed this park's location as a jumping off point to explore the area. The lawns were very poorly irrigated, though dust was not a major issue. Most of the lawns were dormant in late August.
The large yellow jackets and ground squirrel populations are nuisances.
I carefully picked a site based on an aerial photo to enjoy some afternoon shade; the tree turned out to be dead, though still standing.
The showers are free. The water in the showers and at the sinks is temperature-controlled warm water. They provide paper towels. - Civilguy
Aug 2016 - $28.00
We've never stopped here before and didn't know it existed, but we will come back. We reserved one of the longest sites (A9) which backs up practically to the freeway, but we don't mind the noise. Our TV dish worked! Down into the park further it would not have. We can see bits of the Columbia river and the Gorge from our front window. Didn't notice the train noise. Walking thru the park was good exercise. Lots of tents - 110 sites, in addition to 44 full hookups. - BethnBubba
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
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Clean, well groomed small park with train tracks bordering the park's property. Yes, trains rumble through all hours of the day and night and your coach will lightly rumble too. I will say the train horns were only off in the distance and never when they ran by the park. Tight quarters, but doable.
We spent 8 nights in a 40' 5th wheel so our nightly fee reflects 1 week and a day.
The Hood River Bridge is scary, and wouldn't recommend taking it with a big rig, even though it's right next to the park. Instead, cross the Columbia River in The Dellas on SR197. The bridge there is fine. Take 197 north to SR14. It's only about 3 miles to SR14. Don't worry about the tunnels in Lyle. There's plenty of height. Our coach is 13'6" and no problems. I will say straddle the yellow line for piece of mind, there's very little traffic.
SR14 is a very scenic drive. - Rick Frazier
Jul 2016 - $45.00
A small and very clean campground. The staff were very helpful with recommendations on local places to visit and eat (including a great Mexican place in Bingen). There is a convenience store and gas station immediately adjacent to the RV park making refueling very convenient. The campground is located closely between WA-14 to the north and BNSF railroad between it and the Columbia River. Interestingly, we did not find the noise to be nearly as bad as we'd feared. While located directly across the Columbia from Hood River, it is NOT recommended to take a large RV across the Hood River Bridge as we unknowingly did, which is extremely narrow. A better option is to cross at Cascade Locks to the west or The Dalles to the east. From passing many other RV parks up and down the river, this one is clearly the best! - dandd
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Small Park, Good check in but delayed... Very pretty, but lots of road noise. Real cool T-Shirts if you came by the Hood River bridge. WiFi was Okay, Pads were kinda level. Nice place to stay over night. - Tredguy
Aug 2016 - $53.00
A very pretty, spacious park with nice paved access road, green grass and trees near the Columbia river. The rest rooms were acceptable but nothing fancy, no toilet seat covers. A very peaceful place but no TV or wifi. The trains run nearby but you can barely hear them. - Oregon Glenn
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Campground sites are level and wide but not very private. Restrooms are adequate but the shower could be a little cleaner. There are trains on both sides of the Columbia but thankfully no horn blowing due to intersections or tunnels. Used the A/C at night and so the train and truck noise wasn't an issue. Access to the river was easy and some of the sites had great views. We will camp here again. - dubbyjig
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Nice day use area with a good roped off swimming area. The park is older with the restrooms and showers in need of an upgrade. The park is located close to the Maryhill Museum and Winery. We really enjoy tasting and then partaking in the wine on the patio at Maryhill Winery. The noise is an issue with the two major rail lines in close proximity of the campground. The site are large, but the sewer hook up is in the rear of the campsite (for back in) and have an elevated connection making it difficult to get a good dump since my sewer connection is in the middle of the trailer. We also had some negative issues with the sprinklers coming on at 9 PM in the site where we camped. Other campers also had issues with the watering schedule. The watering times are listed on the picnic table, but it would be nice if they did all the watering later at night so it would not interfere with our campfire. - Chris F
Jul 2016 - $30.00
A pleasant green campground with small trees and riverfront views. Clean and comfortable. We would happily stay again.
After seeing the neighboring state park was going to cost $53.00 for one night, I selected Peach Beach for our overnight stay in the Maryhill area. The only difficulty was in making a reservation. We called during the posted hours on their website, and had no luck reaching anyone. The voicemail box was full, so we could not leave a message.
We pulled into the park around 4pm on a Thursday afternoon with no reservations, and took one of the few open sites remaining. It was a water and electric back-in site with a fairly level gravel drive. The site was moderately narrow, but we fit.
The campground is well-manicured, green, and filled with many small trees. A peach orchard just outside gives the campground its name. We enjoyed walking down near the river, and over to Maryhill State Park right next door. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained, but a bit out-dated looking. The dump station was clean and functional. We had a pleasant stay, and would happily visit again. - RobinM
Jun 2015 - $30.00
This park is located just East of Maryhill State Park. It was self check in, we never saw an attendant of any kind. We pick a spot right on the Columbia River. The place is immaculate, nothing out of place. The back in spaces o the river have only power and water, the pull throughs have sewer too at $5 more. There is a dump station. No fires of any kind are allowed. - Clyde Clevenger
Jun 2014 - $25.00
This a great alternative to Mary Hill state park, even if the state park is not full. The rate reflects a site with out sewer hookup. Friendly campsite hosts, level sites, good Wi-Fi, picnic tables, and lots of nicely kept lawn made this a very nice overnight stay. The washrooms, while clean enough, are throwbacks to decades past, and long overdue for a remodel. Train noise may be an issue if you were staying for more than a night or two. We would overnight here again. - EmmaS
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Spots are level and spacious. It was very nice for a fair grounds.
The only thing I didn't like was the lack of a dump station. - Impkitti
Sep 2015 - $15.00
This is a clean park with occasional distant train noise. Some events can also be noisy.
Sites are near-level unshaded grass. Voltage is good.
WiFi is strong. I measured 868.5 kB/s down.
Verizon LTE works well.
TV: ABC CBS FOX PBS. VHF weather radio is very weak.
The manager is friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately, camping is only allowed when some event is held, so it's best to call ahead well in advance. - wjzcbn
Sep 2011 - $15.00
This is basically large open fields with various pedestals with the lights for the parking area of the fields on them that also have power boxes with outlets for 20 and 30amp plugs. There's not too many of 30amp outlets available, so pick a spot near a pole that hasn't got too many people already hooked to it. Water spigots are available, but no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station on site. Best to call ahead, as the sites are not always open, depending on weather the fields may be too wet to allow vehicles in to without sinking. Bathrooms are very clean and well built and coin operated, but very generous with the amount of time you get per quarter. All proceeds from the showers goes to help support the local 4-H Club in the Odell/HoodRiver area and hot water is plentiful. One of the funnest times to visit is if you're passing through the area and happen to be able to hit it during the Blossom Festival in April, if you're lucky you might run across a group of classic Winnebago motorhome owners who hold their "Hoodstock Jamboree" there each year :). - The Redneck Express