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“Nice place to overnight, with facilities.”

Memaloose State Park
Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Mosier
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Homer, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice place to overnight, with facilities.”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

This is a good campground if you need hookups and if you can get a site on the river where its away from freeway. Very clean, safe.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank aktraveler99
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretty, but loud.”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We got a camp site on the northern side by the river. Our site had a great view, and we were able to set up our tents in the field, which gave us some extra space. And then there were the trains. Trains rumbled by 24/7, and definitely loud enough to keep you up at night. I'm not sure if it was just our site, but we were swarmed by yellow jackets anytime we attempted to cook anything. So bring a bug enclosure for the table if you have one. It's in a convenient location, but you are better off at a different campground if you're looking for peace and quiet.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Evan D
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Oakland, California
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“This place is fine.”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

For one, Memaloose State Park is in Oregon. We stayed here for 3 nights recently and used it as a home base for trips around the Gorge and Portland Areas. It served fine for that. It is right next to the freeway and right on the river, both of which have their pros and cons. There are usable hookups and the sites are clean and well maintained. There could be a bit better supervision of the sites however, the group next to us had 18 people and 4 cars crammed into one site. That seemed to be a bit excessive. If you are looking for a rustic, wilderness experience, this isn't it. If you are looking for a functional, state park campsite near Hood River, you are in luck.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank lecollye
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The Dalles, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Stop on the Road”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This is not a destination campground--it is a place to sleep. There is nothing particularly to do--no hiking trails, no river access. Unfortunately you may not get a good night's sleep. There is constant noise from the freeway on one side and frequent train noise on the other. There are better campgrounds not far away in the gorge.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Diane W
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Lynnwood, WA
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Skip this one”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Memaloose offers one thing...a nice view of the river. Beyond that, there isn't anything special about this place. Once you've arrived and are setup there really isn't anything to do but look at the water. No hiking, no fishing, no swimming, no nothing.

The place is sandwiched between the railroad tracks and the highway. Just past the railroad tracks is the river. An inviting spot to explore and enjoy. Unfortunately, the UP has closed the gate and fenced off all access to the river so cross off any water fun.

Other than walking the camp loops there isn't anywhere to explore. Another negative.

Finally there is the noise. The freeway had lots of traffic until late into the night. Five or six train passed during the night and while they don't sound their horns they still make a ton of noise. Forget a restful nights sleep here.

Throw in the near constant gorge winds and this place really isn't anything special. Maybe if you're passing through in your RV looking for a place to stop it would be ok. Otherwise, there is way better camping out there.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Bill_from_Washington
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