Park is open with limited services. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice.
The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.
PARK HOURS 9am-9pm
Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks. Thank you!
According to a 2012 survey of park visitors:
95% of our customers describe being "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their overall experience at Dabney State Recreation Area.
94% of our customers reported that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to return to Dabney State Recreation Area in the future.
One customer commented, "We love Dabney! No litter and clean bathrooms and clean river and the beach is very important. I support measures to take care of parks."
To pay day use fee, you can use cash or check at the booth, but please be aware that if the booth is closed our Fee Machine takes credit cards ONLY.
Reservations may be made 1 day to 9 months ahead of time. The picnic shelter at Dabney State Park is reservable through online reservations (available 365 days a year, opening at midnight every day) or by calling (800) 452-5687 (Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service 800-735-2900 for the hearing impaired), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call 503-695-2261 for park specific rules
No metal detecting is permitted in West Columbia River Gorge State Parks
Sorry, No pets are allowed at Dabney State Recreation Area.
This park requires a Special Use Permit for special events or activities. Please open the Special Use Permit application to see examples of events that need a permit. If you have questions about whether you need a special use permit for your activity and to receive instructions on how to submit the application, please call 503-695-2261.
The park was acquired between 1945 and 1968 through gift and purchase. The first tract was a gift from Multnomah County in 1945. Dabney Park was originally owned by Richard T. Dabney and his wife Martha. The Dabneys came to Oregon in 1887 and prospered from their investments in timber and real estate. Richard Dabney was an enthusiastic promoter of the Columbia River Highway and proposed a large hotel at Crown Point. Nothing came of the hotel, but the Dabneys maintained a summer house at the park site until his death in 1916.