Memaloose State Park, Oregon

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Memaloose State Park

The refreshing green grass and tall trees forming Memaloose State Park in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge serve as a traveler oasis; this campground provides many amenities alongside the scenic landscape.

  • Memaloose sits 11 miles west of The Dalles, and can be reached via I-84 westbound.
  • Open mid-March – October for tent and RV camping; state park rates apply.
  • Call 1 (800) 551-6949 for information and 1 (800) 452-5687 for reservations.


Resting at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge, Memaloose State Park offers a cool respite from Oregon’s high desert summer heat. Memaloose’s campground, complete with green lawns, maples, and willows, is a popular refuge for visitors to soak in the local sights and history. The Native Chinook Tribe once laid its funeral pyres on Memaloose Island in the middle of the river; the granite monument visible from the park marks the gravesite of pioneer Victor Trevitt who chose to be buried among them.

Location & Information

Memaloose is located 11 miles west of The Dalles, Oregon and can be accessed via Interstate 84 only from the westbound lanes. Eastbound travelers must take the following exit and double back. The campground, open mid-March through October, contains 44 full RV hookup sites, 66 tent sites, and 20 (primitive) overflow sites. For more information, call 1 (800) 551-6949; to make reservations, call 1 (800) 452-5687.


  • Camping: 44 full hookups, 66 tent sites, and 20 overflow sites in a large grassy, tree-shaded area.
  • Stargazing from the lawns on clear summer evenings.
  • River access provides windsurfing, boating, and fishing opportunities.
  • Many amenities include a playground, heated showers, and restrooms.

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