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Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Wasco, Oregon


89600 Biggs Rufus Hwy
Wasco, Oregon 97065
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Sites: 58
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.60637
Longitude: -120.90860

Elevation: 386' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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22 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

As has been said before, beautiful location, lots of trees & the river running right by.....but the train & highway noise was more than we could handle again. If noise doesn't bother you then it is great. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Great camping. One of the most Beautiful RV parks. Next to the river. Great fishing. The train honks a lot but they told me about it upfront. Not a big deal. Nice spots. New asphalt roads and sites. Be sure you check the length of site before booking. I’m in spot A12. Had no problem getting my 19 foot trailer in without any spotters. If you get anxiety from backing in or not good at it, choose another spot LoL. Definitely one of my favorites. My silver Lab loved the water. Plenty of space for her to jump in. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Brink your kayaks and fishing gear

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Very beautiful campground right by the river. Will come back to do some fishing. You do hear the train whistle as it goes past, but in our trailer it was never loud enough at night to wake us up. If you are in a tent or tent trailer it might be. The beauty of the park was more then enough to out way it for us. We were on A loop and sites looked to be newly paved. We will be back here for sure. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is beautiful and well maintained. But, if you expect sound sleep, the horns from the trains will prohibit it. The trains run by all night with the horns blaring. I had a difficult time sleeping at this campground, and do not plan to stay here again. A fellow camper told me that he got used to it. Lots of Canadian geese reside here on a beautiful river. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
A33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 198
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

At first glance, I thought I was going to love this park. It's very pretty, along the river with lots of trees. However, the noise was very distracting, not only from the numerous trains blowing their horns, but the relentless traffic noise from the highway. It was particularly annoying at night. On the plus side, there is a nice bike trail along the river (hiking also), which gets you away from all the noise. The customer service was good. The park is in immaculate condition. The sites are sort of close together, but situated for a reasonable amount of privacy. It was a little tight driving through and parking (with a 28" motorhome), but that was mostly because the place was packed and people were parked outside of their sites. There is no wifi or o/a tv. The Verizon signal was ok, but dropped off a few times. I had trouble getting reception on my satellite radio, given all the trees. As pretty a park as this was, I probably would not return, as the noise made me feel like I was parked under a busy freeway the whole time. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31A
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

In November they close the bathrooms and turn off the water so all that is available is the electricity and dump and a porta potty But its a nice park, nice walking trails along the river. The trains always whistle as they go by, which is odd as didn't see any crossings, but its a nice sound and doesn't bother us at all. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A15
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you are heading south on Hwy 97 through Oregon, go to Biggs (5 miles to the east) and top off your gas tank. There is no gas until Madras Oregon which is 94 miles away. Its a long worrisome drive if your getting close to empty.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

They take reservations here, but we dropped in on a Thursday and got 2 nights walk up at an electric site. Reservation system snafu had us moved the next day to a non hook-up site, but right on the Deschutes River. The campground is gorgeous. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. We'd stay here again. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A9
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Try Linda's Restaurant in Biggs at Hwy 97 and I-84 Junction. Big rig parking available and great food / service.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A site 19
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hike the abandoned rail line on the east side of the river

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park if you're a fisherman because that is the main attraction here. The park is pretty, but very tight for a big rig. We were in A23, about the only site big enough for our 43 ft RV. Getting in and out took patience and helpers. The camp host was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a nice hike along the Deschutes River. I'd stay here again. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects off-season. Pretty, wooded park on the Deschutes River. Sites are flat and paved, but small and close together- better make a reservation if your rig is over 37'.(site #26 is the nicest- long and with river frontage). Park was very full on this Saturday in April. Slow but adequate AT&T air card signal, no service at all with Verizon. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Deschutes River SRA is beautiful. We did hear a lot of loud trains and the buzz of the highway but I am not sure there is a campground in the Columbia River Valley that does not have train and road noise. The host couple were terrific. The grounds are very clean. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful site--think green meadows with tall trees and picnic tables. We had a river site (back in) and watched 3 gentlemen catch their limit one morning of steelhead, I think. Would definitely return. We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Deschutes River is a GREAT campground. Has a brand new shower facility and restroom which was always kept very clean. The park sits right on the Deschutes river and our children had a great time swimming and building sand castles. Some of the hookup sites were very tight to back into. The lawns are watered daily making this park a beautiful green oasis in the desert landscape. Great grassy tenting area on the other side the park is perfect for larger groups. We enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure! We camped at Deschutes River State Recreation Area in a Tent.

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