Memaloose State Park

Major Features & Activities

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

Memaloose State State Park is closed for the 2019 camping season.  Please join us next year in mid-March for the 2020 camping season.  If freezing weather persists into March opening date may be moved out to a later date in March.  Please call the management unit office at 503-695-2261 for up to date details about opening.

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

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

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