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Campground Description: Officially, Avery Park is a Treaty Fishing Access Site. As such it is shared by Native American Tribes and the general public. During the Salmon harvest season, the park is reserved for the exclusive use of the Native American Tribes. Other than those times, the park is open year round. Avery Park is a small park but big on fishing opportunities. Fishermen may launch their boats directly into the Columbia River at Avery Park or they may fish from the shore. Shore fishing offers plenty of smallmouth bass but few Salmon or Steelhead. Avery Park is located 9½ miles Northeast of the Dalles, Oregon, in Washington on State Route 14 (SR14) and 13¾ miles Northwest of Biggs, Oregon.
Number of Sites: Unknown because they are unmarked. There is enough room for 6 tent camping sites and 6 RV camping sites
Waste Water Dump Station: No
Directions: Interstate 84 Eastbound - Drive to exit 87, the Highway 197 exit. Travel North and cross the bridge into Washington. Follow Highway 197 to State Route 14 (SR14). At SR14, turn right (East) and follow SR14 for 6 miles to the entrance to Avery Park. The entrance is on the right (South) side of SR14. Interstate 84 Westbound - Drive to exit 104 at Biggs (the Highway 97 exit). Follow Highway 97 Northbound for 2½ miles to SR14. Turn left on SR 14 and follow for 11½ miles to the entrance to Avery Park. The entrance is on the left (South) side of SR14.
Fishing: Yes, on the Columbia River for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye, bass and others. Fish from a boat or from the shore.
Astronomy Opportunities: Very good because there is no light pollution. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.66218° North, 121.03641° West. Note that this park is only a 25 minute drive to the famous Goldendale Observatory State Park. The observatory is operated by the State of Washington's Park Service and is open to the public. for further information go to Goldendale Observatory State Park
Nearby Golfing:22 miles Northeast in Goldendale: Goldendale Country Club 1901 N. Columbus Goldendale, WA 98620 509-773-4705 Goldendale Country Club
9 miles Southwest 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:US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District PO Box 2946 Portland, OR 97208
US Army Corps of Engineers
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Sign at the entrance to Avery Park
A tent camping site on the Columbia River at Avery Park
The restroom facilities at Avery Park are pit toilets
A tent camping site at Avery Park
RV camping at Avery Park
Concrete boat launch at Avery Park
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