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Memaloose State Park, OR

Photo: Memaloose State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Jan 17 2015   Later Dates


All camp sites are furnished with picnic tables, water hook ups and fire rings with cooking grate. In addition, 44 sites are full hook ups with 30 amp service and sewer connections; 63 sites have water only connections; 20 sites are primitive overflow sites with no water connections. Fires are not allowed in the overflow/extra vehicle parking area however, potable water is available within 50 yards.
Flush toilets and hot showers are available. Showers are free to registered campground visitors. Non-registered visitors may shower for $2.00. Dump station on site.

Memaloose overlooks the Columbia River but there is no legal or safe access to the river from the campground due to an active Union Pacific Railroad line. It is considered trespassing to travel along or cross over UPRR property. Several legal and safe river access options exist within a 5-15 minute drive from the campground at designated state, city and county properties.

During hot, dry & high fire danger season, campfires or outside cooking may be banned or limited.
Interpretive progams and JR. Ranger activities available Memorial Day to Labor Day. See park hosts.
Firewood and Ice available for purchase from park hosts.

Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Dump Station
  • Evening Programs
  • Firewood Sales
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
Alerts and Important Information

Memaloose is closed from November 1 until mid-March.
Please note:The maximum stay in Oregon State Parks is 14 nights.
OPRD established a reservation procedure through the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) to manage occupancy and access to popular campsites, group facilities and alternative camping facilitlies such as yurts and cabins which states: the maximum time allowed within any Oregon State Park is 14 nights within any 17 night period. The site must be physically occupied each night for the remainder of the reservation stay.
OAR 736-0100050 section 2 states: A person must comply with seasons, overnight length of stay and camper checkout times.
The reason for implementing the policy and rule listed above are to provide everyone the opportunity to utilize popular camping locations at all Oregon State Parks and to not allow individual(s) to set up occupancy for periods of time exceeding two weeks.

*Reservations for more than five nights/days that are later changed to fewer nights/days will be charged a fee equal to the nightly/daily site fee for each night/day canceled as well as the $8 transaction fee.

Please be aware that only the person whose name is on the reservation may access, change or cancel the reservation.

You can stay 14 consecutive nights in a single campground, and may return after spending at least three nights out of the park (it can be another state park campground; in fact, we recommend you DO select another state park campground). The maximum time allowed within any Oregon State Park is 14 nights within any 17 night period.

Customers who wish to secure more than one site within a park for a continuous date period in order to accommodate their reservation request (i.e. split reservation), should be aware that the $8.00 reservation fee would apply to each site reserved. Reservation fee adjustments will not be made after reservations have been confirmed using the internet reservation service. If you are viewing inventory and find you are unable to secure one site to accommodate your request please consider calling the call center at 1-800-452-5687 to make your reservation.

Discount programs which may be offered through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department cannot be processed when making an internet reservation. For additional information on discount programs call the OPRD Information Center at 1-800-551-6949 or visit us online at www.OregonStateParks.org.

Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, from 2 days to 9 months in advance. Campsite availability is based on call center hours, meaning sites become available when the call center opens.

Call center hours are: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Getting There:

*Note: GPS Navigational System Error: Some GPS systems may direct you to turn South onto old hwy 30 (Historic Columbia River Highway) to get to Memaloose. This direction leads you to Memaloose Overlook NOT Memaloose Campground. Turn around options are limited and drive time could be extended 10-30 minutes.

Directions to Memaloose State Park
East on I-84: take Rowena Exit 76. Follow signs that say Memaloose. Turn left and re-enter I-84 West (Do not cross RR tracks); Go 3 miles to Memaloose Rest Area and Campground exit. Drive through rest area to Campground Entrance. Turn right into park entrance.
(Note: If you cross over the railroad tracks by mistake turn around at the boat ramp parking lot and exit Mayer park. Turn right and re-enter I-84 West. Follow I-84 West directions).

West on I-84: take Memaloose Rest Area and Campground exit, milepost 73. Drive through rest area to Campground; Turn right at park entrance.
Leaving the park: traveling west - exit park and continue on I-84 West.
Leaving the park: traveling east - go 3 miles west to Mosier (exit 69). Turn left to re-enter I-84 East.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Memaloose State Park
7880 Hwy 84
The Dalles OR 97058

Phone Number:

Information: (541)478-3008