“nestled in the heart of sunny Central Oregon”
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. 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.
Beautiful campsites for RVs and tents. Nice showers. Camp hosts seem to have a lot of turnover and neither are familiar with the area. The trail in the day-use area of the park along the Deschutes River is quite nice.
If you want nice, this is it; a camper’s campground among the pine trees
It was full during our stay – highly recommend advanced reservations; very popular for access to Sisters, Redmond, Bend in high desert of Central Oregon. We’ve camped here regularly over several years and never disappointed
Most recent stay was 6/13/16 - I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop” style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area.
We did get close to restroom/hot shower building w/dishwashing station – this campground is well laid out with restrooms placed in middle of loops and sites circle all around for easy access. Showers are unisex private individual rooms + changing area with lockable door. Showers were clean full on tiled walls and floors w/hooks + shelves for your stuff and wall bench for seating. Not cramped at all and good water pressure and spray. Community restrooms and sinks are in another part of building.
Just awesome park for smaller RV’s up to 35’?, and tents with sturdy picnic table + fire pit + paved roadways + asphalt RV pads. Both full hook-ups and dry-camp. Some sites could be problem for the Big Rigs be sure to check site lengths. Only CON: No rv dump or potable water fill station. Find one at Creekside Municipal Campground in Sisters for a small fee $10.00
We stayed in a yurt at the park. The problem was that the beds were extremely hard and also very squeaky. The heater left much to be desired and at one point we almost froze. Camp host doesn't know about the tumalo falls but there are a lot of chipmunks which is cool. Overall 3 stars
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