Tumalo State Park is a well-developed state park in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Established in 1954, the park is located northwest of the city of Bend and along the Deschutes River at a site home to many bird species. The park is popular for picnics, swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping, and is open year-round.Plan to visit Tumalo State Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bend attractions using our Bend road trip app .
Tumalo State Park was established in 1954. It is located approximately 5mi northwest of Bend. The park preserved a scenic portion of the Deschutes River where basalt cliffs extend down to the river. It also created a day-use picnic area and a public campground. The original 115acre were given to the State of Oregon by Deschutes County. Minor property adjustments have been made over the years. In 1959, the state returned 1acre to the county for a road right of way across the southern part of park. The road connected residents living south of the park with the old highway. In 1960, the state purchased an additional 3.5acre. A year later, the state granted another road easement to the county, allowing Johnson Road to cross the western corner of the park. This reduced the park's area by 0.8acre. In 1963, a third road right of way reduced it by another 0.7acre. In 1972, the county gave an additional 191acre to the state to expand the park. Additional land purchases and exchanges over the next decade brought the total park property to 330acre.
Tumalo State Park Reviews
had a great time very clean lots of space, perfect for big families and water is great, lots af parking lot as well more »
We love this park weather tenting or in an RV this is the Place Minutes from Bend and Sisters and next to a beautiful river and Park Really nice hosts Look forward to visiting family there every year ... more »
Fun place to have a picnic and play in the water on a hot day! Clean and well maintained. Highly recommended.
It is right next to the river. There is a beautiful lawn with lots of trees and plenty of room for dogs and kids to run around. There is a hiking trail along the river. I hiked it in the fall and it was absolutely gorgeous and really easy. It is $5/day parking or $30 for a year round pass, but the $5 I paid was worth it for the hike.
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