Memaloose State Park

General Advisory
******Memaloose is currently CLOSED for the 2015 camping season. Please join us in 2016 for the camping season starting Friday March 11, 2016.*****

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******Memaloose is currently CLOSED for the 2015 camping season.  Please join us in 2016 for the camping season starting Friday March 11, 2016. To make reservations, please visit or call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687*****

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 State Park campground marks the resting place where a local pioneer named Victor Trevitt wished to chart his eternal course buried among honorable men.

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. 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.

Please be aware that there is no safe or legal river access at Memaloose

Campground info

  • Approximately 40 full-hookup sites
  • More than 65 tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • RV dump station

Please secure your valuables when enjoying our parks.  Thank you!