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Spearfish Park

Campground Description:  On August 12, 2008 the Army Corps of Engineers announced that Spearfish Park will no longer be available for camping.  However, the Corps intends to open the park to camping for a two-week period each year in late April during the opening of trout fishing season. The Corps will announce the exact dates for this camping opportunity prior to each season opener.
Spearfish Park is centrally located to dozens of very productive fishing holes and just across the Columbia river from the town of The Dalles, Oregon.  Open year round.  Information regarding the Corps decision to close this park to camping may be found at The Dalles Chronicle.  The nearest publicly owned camping facility is Horsethief Lake State Park, located 5 miles from Spearfish, eastbound on SR-14.

Number of Sites:  Unknown because the camping sites are unmarked.  Generally, up to 6 RVs and 10 tent campsites seem to be available.  Keep in mind that the Corps intends to only open the park to camping for a two-week period each year in late April during the opening of trout fishing season.

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Cost:  Free

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Interstate 84 Westbound or Eastbound - Drive to exit 87, the Highway 197 exit.  Travel North and cross the bridge into Washington.  Approximately of a mile beyond the base of the bridge, look for the sign to Spearfish Park on the right (East) side of Highway 197.  State Route 14 Westbound or Eastbound - Follow State Highway 14 (SR14) to Highway 197.  Turn South onto Highway 197.  The sign at the entrance to Spearfish Park is approximately 2 miles south of the SR-14 and Highway 197 intersection on the East side of the highway.

Fishing:  Yes, on the Columbia River for Smallmouth Bass, Sturgeon, Steelhead and Salmon. 

Astronomy Opportunities:  Fairly good due to the lack of light pollution.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.61913 North, 121.13975 North.

Nearby Golfing:  2 miles south 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

The Dalles Lock and Dam
PO Box 564
The Dalles, OR 97058

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Sign at the entrance to Spearfish Park

The restrooms at Spearfish Park are pit toilets

The parking area at Spearfish Park

The fishing pond near the entrance to Spearfish Park

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