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Memaloose State Park, Mosier

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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2.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • The reservation system has ruined this park. If you're traveling through you don't have an opportunity to make reservations and the changes of getting a place are low. Noisy freeway traffic on one sid...  read more »
  • This is a lovely place to stop and take in a bit of local history and views. The name comes from the Chinook language revering to burial grounds. worth a stop and learn about the area through the well...  read more »
  • WE have stayed here the last two nights and loved it. We were is sites B29 and B31. They are along the back and furthest from the highway. All the sites along the back have amazing view of the river a...  read more »
  • I walked around for hours. I wish i could have stayed longer but had to catch a train home. Very well maintained and also, lots of pokemon ;). Definitely the highlight of my trip!
  • Memaloose State Park is, as many of Oregon's and Washington's wonderful state parks along the Columbia river, easily accessible from the highway. Lesser known is the Memaloose Overlook, which is on Route 30 (Historic Columbia River Highway) instead of I-84. You exit I-84 at Mosier, head east on Route 30 for a few miles, the outlook will be on your left. It's within the park bounds, but not easily accessible from the main park area or I-84. There is a pull-out with room for 4-5 cars, and the view over the river and valley is excellent. Directly across from the parking area is a small trail, which leads south and bit east, wet in the spring but in April the top of the hill roughly 2 miles from the trail head is exceptional for its wildflowers.
  • My wife and I stopped here on the first night of our honeymoon, because it looked to be a potentially nice place. Well, and it wasn't that bad, except for the highway being right there (no secret, you can SEE it, so if you're not expecting it you're kinda' blind) and the rather run-down facilities. Very dry and hot, really dusty. The lower part of the park looks somewhat better, but the upper portion is fairly cruddy, with trees removed and not replaced, etc. The place has gone down in our scrap book as "Memaloser" park. If you're down the gorge, keep right on rolling. There are a lot nicer places. All that being said, the camp host was very helpful, even though it was technically well after-hours when we discovered we needed help. Namely, the power box for our site contained a wasp nest! Fortunately, I'd been wary of spiders and flipped it open with my toe instead of my hand, so I was able to get away without any stings. The camp host was able to go find some wasp spray in the shop, and we hosed 'em down so we could hook up for the night. Really personable people, was definitely the high spot of the stay.
  • Very pleasant area to top for a.break or lunch. Beautiful views p Columbia River.
  • Clean camp ground, with separate tent and RV areas. Tent sites are located closest to the river. Ambient noise from the highway and trains along the river. Definitely not the quietest place, but nice grassy sites with lots of mature shade trees.
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