Deschutes River State Recreation Area, Oregon

In keeping with our "river" theme on this mini road trip, we drove 160 crazy Memorial Day miles to get where the Deschutes River empties into the Columbia River. Once again, the RV gods were good to us as we scored a site backing up to the Deschutes.

Deschutes River State Recreational Area - State Park Campground, near Brigs Junction: Site #A25 (59 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 200’ elevation. May 29th - 31st. Miles driven: 160 (tap on mileage to see route).

Pros:
• Easy access.
• Good hiking oportinities.
Cons:
• Lots of freeway & train noise.
• No dump station.
• All sites are reservable.

Overall Experience: smile

"Backyard of the Day":

Falling flower petals from the Ailanthus Altissima trees looked like snow.

Tuesday was an auto touring sort of day. We checked out a couple of Washington state campgrounds – one we liked & the other not so much. As we drove down the Columbia River on the Washington side, we caught a scenic view of the Deschutes River flowing into the Columbia & a glimpse of Mt Hood peeking up from behind the Columbia. It's fun playing tourist.

Deschutes River SNA & Surrounding Area To view in a larger format, tap here.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Freebridge Brewing, The Dalles OR An good assortment of very well made beers. Unfortunately, we visited late in the day on Memorial Day, and they were sold out of a couple of their beers & some of the food menu items.


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