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Tumalo State Park

64120 OB Riley Rd., Bend, OR
541 388 6055
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Bend
Type: State Parks
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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Day use area was nice. Fun to float down the river, walk back upstream and repeat! Very nice on a hot day. The campground was OK. Sites nice, but facilites not so much. Again with the no soap for handwashing! Yuck! Cold solar showers that were a long walk from our site. And to top it off, my daughter's shower... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place for a moderate hike, the main park leads off to a well worn trail that is great for people who are looking for an easy hike or a place to walk the dog. The trail runs along side the river, and there are plenty of places to hop in and get your feet wet. This is also a... More

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Portland, OR
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Day use area right on the river is just gorgeous, grassy and shaded picnic spots, grills and beautiful scenery right off the parking areas... Bring a float! We had tubes and went down the river over and over again from one picnic area to the other - so much fun!! Camping area was another matter... We stayed in a yurt... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Easy access, ample parking and a low creek that kids will want to play in all day. It's a good get-together spot for large groups, with lots of large shade trees.

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Bend, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a beautiful location. You can take a quick walk to see the falls or do a longer hike to see an even better view.

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Bend, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I grew up in Tumalo. Love the town. A short distance away is this Tumalo State Park. It's close to Bend, too. Nice place to park your RV. You're in nature, but Costco is still close. You may wade in the river. It is shallow in the park but I know a few places there nearby that are deep enough... More

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Bend, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tumalo Stat Park has a campground (we do not use it because we live nearby in Bend). We love the Day-Use area because it incorporates a big sections of the river so that everyone is very spread out. It is a section of the river that moves rapidly, but very shallow. Lots of tube action for the kids if you... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not a lot there, but we didn't need a lot. Just stopped in to soak our feet in the river while on a bike ride. It was great for that.

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Salem, OR
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed here for just one night after a bike race in Bend. We were happy to find hot showers, and skies dark enough to see the milky way. The sites by the river are nice and quiet, and in the morning we stood there with our coffee and watched kayakers go by. Might not be a good place with... More

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Bend, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

First off, the picture attached to this site is incorrect! The picture is of Smith Rock State Park - about a half hours drive north from Bend. Tumalo State Park, on OB Riley DOES NOT have a waterfall. Tumalo Falls is about a 30 minute drive to the west. Wow, some serious confusion going on here. Tumalo State Park is... More

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