Tumalo State Park Near Bend, Oregon... Great Place for Beginner Campers

Tumalo State Park Near Bend, Oregon... Great Place for Beginner Campers

Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make an quick jaunt to the grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Its location makes it an ideal stepping stone for any type of outdoor activity you could possibly dream of: lush green golf courses, clear blue-ribbon trout steams, pristine alpine lakes, miles upon miles of challenging yet scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, and of course the Cascade Mountains are all within easy reach. This is a wonderful place for new campers as well as those who have a lifetime of camping experience. 

Winter recreation is just up the road at Mt. Bachelor where skiers and snowboarders can experience some of the best powder in the state. If you are not fond of the lifts, there are miles of groomed Nordic trails and tons of snowy back-country areas to explore.

At dawn or dusk try casting for rainbow trout as they sip at mayflies and caddisflies. Grab your raft and float with your feet dangling into the cool water during the heat of the summer. Take a hike and explore one of the river trails as they gently wind through canyons created by the untamed river. Watch deer forage for food just as the sun creeps below the rim of the canyon. Listen as coyotes perform their haunting call, announcing the sunset and the coming darkness. Smell the sweet fragrance of sage and juniper as the dew drips off its branches. Sit quietly in the evening and let the stars put on a show of their own. All of this plus a quiet, quaint campground where your family can stay in a yurt, or camp in your own tent or RV. Find Discounted Gear for your adventure here. Get outdoors and enjoy the fun.

Campground info

  • 23 full-hookup sites
  • 54 tent sites
  • Seven yurts (two pet-friendly)
  • Two seasonal group camping areas
  • Two seasonal group picnic areas
  • Seasonal hiker/biker camp
  • Showers and flush toilets
  • Firewood and ice sales (in season)

Universal Access
Four campsites and one yurt are accessible to campers with disabilities.

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  • wfmxnktdrl

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