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Deschutes River State Recreation Area lies in northern Oregon, on the border with Washington state and near the towns of Wasco, The Dalles, and Hood River. Deschutes River State Recreation Area is created at the confluence of two rivers, Deschutes and Columbia. These two rivers create some of the most fertile ground for both fishing and watersports for those choosing to visit this borderland recreational site.

Although only 35 acres, Deschutes River State Recreation Area is favorite of both Oregon and Washington campers, as it is only one of 28 parks with camping available all year round. As well as boating and fishing along the two rivers, the Deschutes River State Recreation Area is also great for hunting and hiking. All of this makes Deschutes River State Recreation Area the ideal place to take an RV rental. Navigating your way to the area with a rental RV is easier than one may first think; Interstate 84 runs parrel with the Columbia River, making access a breeze.

Rent a camper near Deschutes River State Recreation Area and see what this north Oregon haven can offer you. Search for an RV in Sherman County to begin your Deschutes River State Recreation Area experience.

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Getting Outdoors

Being along the confluence of two rivers, the Deschutes River State Recreation Area is a natural attraction for the fishermen and women of both Oregon and Washington. Both the Columbia River and the Deschutes offer a wide range of freshwater game fish, making Deschutes River State Recreation Area a must-fish destination. Deschutes River State Recreation Area campers can try their hand a catching fish such as rainbow trout, steelhead, salmon, walleye, catfish, and a verity of bass fish. This abundance of fish makes Deschutes River State Recreation Area one of the premier fishing areas in northern Oregon.

If sitting along the riverbanks isn't your style and you crave to get out onto the water, Deschutes River State Recreation Area is also for you. The area is home to a boat launching ramp that is open all year round, ideal for those camping with boats. The Deschutes River is the ideal river for exploring with a kayak or canoe, its narrow banks providing perfect spots for cover and shade. Those motorhome camping without boats of their own can head to the area's kayak rental service and rent boats for a small fee.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area's most shining quality has to be its open land and rolling headlands around the Deschutes River. This green land is perfect for both hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and nature watching. Trails loop around the entire area, taking campers on foot, wheel, and hoof to pristine and idyllic spots. One of the most hiked trails has to be the Victor G. Atiyeh trial, named after the former governor. This trail takes hikers along the Crestline of the headlands, offering fantastic views of the surrounding river and hills.

Camping at Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Those RV camping at Deschutes River State Recreation Area will find ideally placed campsites within the local area. Partial hookups are provided here including 20, 30, 50 amp electric and water hookups. Facilities on-site include flushing toilets, shower blocks, a dump station, and picnic tables. Pets are also welcome on site but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Head a little further down the river, and campers will come to the Columbia Hills RV Village. Here campers are provided with full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookups. Facilities include a dump station, shower block, flushing toilets, and a laundry service.

Exploring the Area

Those with a taste for all things history will not have to venture far from the Deschutes River State Recreation Area to find it. The local Sherman County Historical Museum makes for an interesting day out when in the county and is a place not to be missed when so close. The museum itself is home to a myriad of displays and exhibitions, showcasing the rich history of Sherman County. These exhibitions include a detailed account of early settlers, right up to the modern era, and the county's involvement in the Second World War.

A short twenty-minute drive west will take campers to the city of The Dalles, home to a wide verity of day-tripping and sightseeing opportunities. An exciting and unique day out can be had at The Dalles's famous National Neon Sign Museum. This quirky museum houses one of the largest and in comprehensive collections of neon signs in the country. The museum strives to preserve and showcase the history of these signs and the interesting history of advertising and sign use throughout the decades.

Families camping and traveling with young children should not pass up the chance to visit the Wonderworks Children's Museum in The Dalles. This specially designed and curated children's museum allows the children to take part in interactive exhibitions and displays. This approach, known as learning through play, has been proven to increase the child's learning and processing of new information. Parents will be happy knowing the children are learning as well as being entertained.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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  • Deschutes River Trail, ORDeschutes River State Recreation Area, OR
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  • Horsethief Butte Trail, WADallesport, WA
  • Dalles Mountain Trail, WAColumbia Hills State Park, WA
  • Klickitat Trail: Milepost 16-13 , WAColumbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, WA
  • Fifteen Mile Creek, ORDufur, OR
  • Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, ORMayer State Park, OR
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  • Tom McCall Point Trail, ORMayer State Park, OR

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