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Overview of Bates State Park

Number of Sites 28

Pad Type gravel

Open Seasonally May-Oct.

Elevation 4,068 ft / 1,239 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bates State Park 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Mark & Molly
OR 35' Jayco Seneca
2 reviews
“beautiful park”

Reviewed 7/26/2020

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 25
Overall Rating

Very quiet and beautiful park. We were the only campers one night, and the hosts said they've had four sites full at the most this summer. All sites are 50' and gravel, so there's no dust. Beautiful grass and fairly new trees (the park opened in 2011), so not much shade. Nice hiking trails.

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Mark & Molly would stay here again

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“Super clean and no crowds.”

Reviewed 3/21/2017

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 1
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Have stayed at Bates several times. It's super clean, easy access, and never full (or even half full). Nice easy hiking around the pond with some strenuous hiking spurs too. Locals fish the pond, but no swimming (leaches, etc). Deer and waterfowl are common in the area. A popular spring drinking water access point is on hwy20 1 mile aw... more

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Barton would stay here again

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Chris&David
Redmond, OR 23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II Ford F150
114 reviews
“Shiny-new state park that will be wonderful when the trees grow taller”

Reviewed 6/11/2016

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

This is a beautiful facility that will be even better in a few years. We drove through three years ago when it was just opened, and the seedling trees newly planted. We checked in again last week to see how it's going. One bicyclist camped overnight in the hiker/biker section, and the sprinklers were on, giving the slightly larger tree... more

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Chris&David would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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