This federal park and boat launch has its own exit (114) off Interstate 84 in Oregon. If coming from the east, the bridge you need to go under is tight and low, but we made it in a 40-foot RV. It was also challenging to drive over the hill to get to the campsites.
We recommend you reserve online at reserveamerica.com, as the park was very full over a holiday weekend.
It is primary a reservoir with boat ramp and picnic/tenting area. There are 30 electric and water only sites, with about 10 pull-throughs, that are right on the lake. The bathrooms are just vault toilets and no running water.
The first picture is the view from our campsite. There was freeway noise, and barely any internet, but watching the stars come out over the lake made up for all that. We didn’t really want to leave. As we often drive Interstate 84, and at $10 with the Access Pass, we will stay here again.
- Pull-through sites on the lakefront
- Dark night sky
- Sites large enough for big rigs
- Right off freeway
- Beautiful lake, with two docks
- Swimming area
- Two boat ramps and launch with fee
- Great, grassy picnic area
- Beautiful rocky cliffs
- Trash pick up
- No sewer hookups, but has a dump station
- Narrow bridge
- Challenging road to approach campsites
- Freeway noise
- No flush toilet or showers in the campground
- No internet service and very unstable Verizon connection
Rated: Very good
Average Nightly Rate: $20 (half off with Access or Senior Federal Park Pass)
PO Box 823
Rufus, OR 97050
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