A popular 330-acre park situated in the heart of central Oregon, Tumalo State Park offers the quintessential Oregon camping experience for outdoor enthusiasts. Just a short drive from Bend, it's close enough to a wide range of amenities but still secluded enough that you'll feel like you're miles from anywhere. However, the best part of all is that it's a park you can share with your canine pal.
The park is located on the banks of the spectacular Deschutes River. Not only is it popular for swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking, but it also provides easy access to a host of nearby attractions -- from trout streams and alpine lakes to golf courses, mountain bike trails, and snow sports destinations.
There's a $5 parking fee for day-use visitors, while camping costs vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. The campground features 23 full-hookup sites, 54 tent sites and seven yurts (two yurts are pet-friendly). While a tent site will set you back $21 a night and a full hookup site costs $33, staying in a pet-friendly yurt will cost you $56.
Please note that if you want to visit Tumalo Falls, the falls are not located near, or operated by, Tumalo State Park. Contact the US Forest Service for more details on how to access Tumalo Falls.
Also make sure that you're aware of the park rules when visiting with your pet. These include physically restraining your dog (leashes must be no longer than six feet) when they're not confined to your vehicle or tent. Cleaning up after your pet and disposing of their waste is also a must.
If you can take care of these simple responsibilities, there's nothing to stop you enjoying this beautiful state park. There's a host of great experiences on offer in Tumalo State Park and there's nothing better than sharing them with your four-legged family member.