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
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
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
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 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
Oct 2015 - $44.00
This is a small park near the bridge over the Columbia River. It is neat and clean. The campsites are paved with strips of grass in between. The utilities worked well and we had adequate wifi. The park staff was helpful and friendly. The roads are narrow and turns are tight but we had no trouble with a big motorhome. - Road Trip
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Whoever designed the parks watering schedule must have been a moron. There are signs posted throughout the park regarding the sprinkler schedule, all of which assure campers it won't impact their picnic table. Wrong! The huge impact-style sprinklers were turned on at the dinner hour, and the table and entire campsite were watered until too muddy to use the rest of the evening. Then, to make matters worse, they came on again the next morning just at the time campers were packing up to leave. The site numbering system must have been designed by the same moron. This is another overpriced Washington State campground that is sorely in need of better management. We wouldn't consider returning. - PATHFINDER AND RAINBOW
Oct 2015 - $50.00
Have stayed here before but the place is looking pretty run down now. Still a nice state park but the prices are too high for what is offered. We had to pay an extra $10 parking fee because my wife follows me in a Jeep. We only stayed one night because we decided to head into Oregon where the pricing is more reasonable. - americana
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We have stayed in this park several times before, and knew what to anticipate. However the unwatered grass and some unkept sites dismayed us. Though easily accessible from the freeway, the road noise is less noticeable than the trains passing at all hours. We love to visit Maryhill winery when we stay there & again they did not disappoint. There is limited Verizon service & no cable, WiFi, or antenna TV. The sites are fairly level, but could benefit from more gravel. Though a bit more costly, the sites by the river remain our preference. We will return to this park & hope the deficiencies noted are resolved. - nw explorers
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 2013 - $30.00
This is not a bad location but not somewhere we would want to stay for a long time. The trains run constantly. For 50amp service and pull through site there is no sewer hookup. The pull through sites are not easy in or out because they curve. Some of the back in sites would have been nice but several were reserved; although, the web site indicated it was first come first serve. Would do in a pinch or short term. If it wasn't for the trains and no sewer we would have rated higher. - SubSailor
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