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Memaloose State Park

  General Advisory 07/01/20
There are currently NO fires allowed in the campground. This includes the use of charcoal and propane fire pits. Propane camping grills are allowed on picnic tables. 
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Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Viewpoint
  • Amphitheater
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)


Now accepting reservations up to thirty days in advance, beginning July 1:

  • 43 full-hookup sites
  • 66 tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • RV dump station

The Chinook Indian tribes of the Columbia Gorge used to lay the bones of their dead on open pyres on Memaloose Island in the middle of the Columbia River near The Dalles. A granite monument visible from Memaloose campground marks the resting place of Oregon Senator Victor Trevitt, an early settler and town promoter for The Dalles.

Today, Memaloose State Park is a virtual oasis of beauty in the Columbia River Gorge. Temperatures can be warm on a summer day, but Memaloose always manages to provide cool, comfort and shade thanks to the tall maples, willows and cottonwood that loom large in the park. Explore the nearby Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. For details, see our Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail bicycle and hiking map.

On summer nights, families select prime viewing spots on the cool grass and open meadows around the campground and observe the nightly celestial performances of shooting stars, wandering satellites and far away galaxies.

Know Before You Go

  • Park is located next to an active rail line— trains can be heard at all hours.
  • No safe or legal access to the Columbia River. Visit nearby Mayer State Park for river access.
  • Please secure your valuables when enjoying the park.