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Memaloose State Park


Campground Description:  Memaloose State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  The park offers 110 camping sites, of which 66 are designated as tent camping sites.  Although officially tent camping sites, many RVs will fit into these non-hookup sites.  At 110 camping sites, Memaloose State Park may sound as though it would be crowded.  Not at all.  The camping sites are spaced well apart from each other and each camping loop is situated around large expanses of lawns and trees.  Shopping and restaurants are available nearby in The Dalles.  Open April 1 to September, although the campground brochure says otherwise.  Reservations are strongly recommended at Memaloose State Park.

Number of Sites:  44 full hookup for RV camping and 66 tent camping sites

Electricity:  At the 44 RV camping sites

Water:  At every camping site

Sewer:  At the 44 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Interstate Highway 84 Eastbound from Portland - Drive East on I-84 for 76 miles to exit 76.  At the stop at the bottom of the exit, turn left (South), circle under the highway and get back on I-84 Westbound towards Portland.  Follow I-84 to exit 73 (the rest stop), proceed through the rest stop to the entrance to Memaloose State Park.  Interstate Highway 84 Westbound from Pendleton - Drive West on I-84 to exit to exit 73 (the rest stop), proceed through the rest stop to the entrance to Memaloose State Park.

Fishing:  Not from the park but on the nearby Columbia River.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Bring your telescope camping with you!  Skies are good with some light pollution.  Local hills obscure some of the skies.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.69685 North, 121.34529 West.

Nearby Golfing:  10 miles east in The Dalles

The Dalles Country Club (9 holes) 541-296-5252 The Dalles Country Club take exit 82 from I-84

Lone Pine Village Golf Course (9 holes) 541-298-2800 take exit 87 from I-84

Contact Information: 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
Memaloose State Park

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Sign at the entrance to Memaloose State Park


Campground map of Memaloose State Park


One of the many tent camping sites at Memaloose State Park


A few of the camping sites at Memaloose State Park offer views of the Columbia River


The restroom facilities at Memaloose State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers


Memaloose State Park is very well landscaped and maintained


The camping sites at Memaloose State Park are well spaced



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