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Tumalo State Park

64120 OB Riley Rd., Bend, OR
541 388 6055
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Ranked #14 of 27 Attractions in Bend
Type: State Parks
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

The yurt was basic. Park not interesting enough for me to come back. VERY BUSY park. I stayed on a Tuesday after kids were already back in school. No easy walking access to the Deschutes River. Have to get in your car to get there. This was a stop in a 11-day, 10-stop road trip, and this was the ONLY... More

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Salem, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Didn't camp, but spent an few hours hiking the trails riverside at the State Park. Nice trails, cool in the shade of the pines even in the heat of the midsummer sun. Plenty of wildlife, birds, squirrels, things to see along the path. Plenty of places to stop along the way- picnic tables set along the water, the cooling sound... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of our favourite camp-grounds in Oregon. Nice location next to the river, clean, usually quiet, and the best hot showers in the world!

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Salinas, California, USA
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Oregon State Parks are generally upgrade for California rv/trailer campers as the sites often come with full hookups, as ours did. Tumalo is exceptionally well located in the Bend/Sisters area with easy access to all the great places to hike, bike, raft, etc. The campground was clean, quiet (with a little road noise coming from Hwy 20) and dog friendly.... More

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Austin, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed two nights. Our spot was right near the bathroom which, with 3 small children, was helpful. It was also just down the hill from the playground which the children used often. They have solar showers, free for registered campers. There was no way to regulate the temperature, though. Since the weather had been quite sunny, the water was... More

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San Diego, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Just a gorgeous slice of Bend. Good, relatively easy hiking trails, gorgeous views. This would be a great place for a romantic picnic

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
4 attraction reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Bozeman
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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