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Hat Rock Campground

Campground Description:  The Hat Rock Campground is privately owned and operated - it is also the closest camping facility to Hat Rock State Park.  In fact, Hat Rock State Park is within easy walking distance from Hat Rock Campground.  The RV camping and tent campground is well maintained offering plenty of amenities including; volleyball court, basketball court, horse shoe pits, swimming, hot showers, laundry, small restaurant, small convenience store, and free Wi-Fi.  All RV camping and tent camping sites are on thick green grass and most sites are shaded by trees.  Shopping and restaurants are located in Hermiston, less than a 10 minute drive.  Open year round.  Reservations are possible by calling the campground.

Hat Rock State Park is across the street from the Hat Rock Campground.  The park offers a boat ramp, hiking trails, equestrian trails and acres and acres of well maintained lawns, shaded by mature trees.  Fishing is allowed in the well stocked pond as well as on the Columbia River.  For more information, click here:  Hat Rock State Park

Number of Sites:  58 RV camping sites and 8 tent camping sites

Electricity:  Yes

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  Yes, at selected sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes - free for guests and $5.00 for non-guests

Directions:  From Interstate 82 (I-82) - Follow I-82 towards Umatilla, Oregon.  Exit at Exit 1.  At the bottom of the off ramp, turn east onto Highway 730.  Follow Highway 730 east for approximately 8 miles.  The road to Hat Rock State Park is on the north (left) side of the highway.  Hat Rock Campground is approximately .75 miles on the west (left) side of the road.  From Interstate 84 (I-84) - Take exit 179 onto highway I-82.  Follow I-82 towards Umatilla, Oregon.  Exit at Exit 1.  At the bottom of the off ramp, turn east onto Highway 730.  Follow Highway 730 east for approximately 8 miles.  The road to Hat Rock State Park is on the north (left) side of the highway.  Hat Rock Campground is approximately .75 miles on the west (left) side of the road.

Fishing:  Yes, on the Columbia River and at the trout pond at Hat Rock State Park.  Fish the river seasonally for walleye, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon.  Small mouth bass are an easy catch from the shore.  The trout pond is stocked frequently.  Check the Oregon State stocking report at Trout Stocking Schedule - NW Oregon

Astronomy Opportunities:  The campground and Hermiston provide some level of light pollution.  Drive eastbound on Highway 730 for 1.4 miles to Warehouse Beach Recreation Area and set-up there.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 119.12715 W, 45.92174 N

Nearby Golfing:  In East Umatilla, 7.1 miles west on Highway 730

Big River Golf Course
709 Willamette Avenue
Umatilla, OR  97882
541-922-3006
Big River Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Hat Rock Campground

82284  Hat Rock Road

Hermiston, OR 97838 

541-567-4188

Hat Rock Campground

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The sign on Highway 730 indicating the entrance to Hat Rock State Park. Follow this road to the Hat Rock Campground.

The sign at the entrance to the Hat Rock Campground.

The registration office/restaurant/store at the Hat Rock Campground.

The tent camping area is fairly hidden and quite private.

The restroom facilities at Hat Rock Campground offer flush toilets and hot showers.

All of the RV camping sites are an lawn at Hat Rock Campground

In spring, summer and fall the trees at Hat Rock Campground offer plenty of shade.

Hat rock at Hat Rock State Park.

The fishing pond at Hat Rock State Park is surrounded by lawns and trees.

The fishing pond at Hat Rock State Park is stocked with trout several times each year.

Picnic tables are available throughout Hat Rock State Park.

The boat launch at Hat Rock State Park provides access to the Columbia River, not the fishing pond.

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