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Tumalo State Park

64120 OB Riley Rd., Bend, OR
541 388 6055
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Bend, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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55 helpful votes 55 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Portland, OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a really nice park. Large picnic/ play areas, lots of river acces and camping. We have camped here in the past. A mixed bag of campsites- some are great and some aren't as they are wide open. Lots to do there and in the area!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Keep going past the Falls, pack a lunch and water. Many more falls to see. 5 and 8 year old girls could do it. Went 3 more waterfalls up. Leave early enough to do more than just the top of Tumalo. All are gorgeous. Going to hike the whole thing next year! Oh don't forget you do have to drive... More

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Bend, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is another gem in the Bend area. $5.00 per car per day. There are picnic tables, lots of shade, group areas. Plus the Deschutes River flows through and its great for air mattresses, rafts, etc. very shallow, bottoms up! This is a great place for a family day outing.

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Port Angeles, WA
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13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

As far as state parks go, this spot was average. Sure, the waterfall and river were nice, but we were expecting more than a loud playground under the auspices of camping.

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