Rufus Landing Recreation Area

Army Corps Of Engineers

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I-84
Rufus, OR 97050
541-506-7819
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GPS: 45.6932, -120.7553

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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13 people have reviewed this location.

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Journeying Jacksons
Saint Augustine, FL
17 Salem Cruise Lite 171 RB XL
2017 Ford F-150 V8 4x4
40 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Journeying Jacksons would stay here again

“Easy access off the highway”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

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This was a great overnight stop right on the river after a long drive day. Easy access and plenty of space to park. There were a couple vault toilets, but we didn’t use them. We’d definitely stop again if we were passing through. You can hear a train and passing cars as it’s pretty close to both, but it didn’t bother us. Both ATT and V... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

Shirley would stay here again

“Great place to stay ”

Reviewed Aug 16, 2018

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My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times on our way to the Oregon Coast. It is a great place to get a good night sleep. Quiet and can be entertaining when the surfers are playing.

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charlenestraw

22 Mercedes Sprinter
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

charlenestraw would stay here again

“Beautiful spot on the river ”

Reviewed Jul 11, 2018

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It’s definitely a popular spot, lots of other rvs around. But it’s still very beautiful. We had an uninterrupted view of the beautiful river. We watched the wind surfers glide across the water while enjoyed the breeze. It does get a bit windy, but we loved that. It kept it from getting too warm. We live in a van and only have fans to c... more

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Boondocks

Missy would stay here again

“Beautiful ”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2018

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It was very windy and around 95degrees but being on the shade with the wind made it bearable. But my 36 ft 5th wheel took awhile to cool down. But the morning was perfect. Very nice!

Trains do come by on both sides of the river...but it’s a little away and wasn’t that bad

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
124 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 0

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Free with water view”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2018

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Ok, mostly just a gravel and river rock parking area. We were able to tuck in about 40 feet from the water with an unobstructed view. No hookups, no water, no trash and only pit toilets. Right off of highway 84. Easy on and easy off. We watched the windsurfing and fishermen. At night, they light up the dam in red, white and... more

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Reetmarie
Aldergrove, BC, Canada
Adventurer truck camper
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1

Reetmarie would stay here again

“Beautiful but windy free overnight stay”

Reviewed May 12, 2018

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We stopped here on Thursday night and there is so much room to find a spot away from others. There were about 30 RV's of every size when we arrived. Clean pit toilets, beautiful view but windy! There are trains that run all night and the wind was very strong and didn't die down until 3:30 am. Easy to locate with the coordinates abov... more

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RoadPickle.com
Menifee, CA
28 ATC Toy Hauler
2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

RoadPickle.com would stay here again

“Amazing view, peaceful too”

Reviewed Apr 29, 2018

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Probably the best boondocking in the USA, or at least in Oregon. The views of the Columbia River Gorge is spectacular. The wind surfers, the river boats, the Ospreys snatching fish out the water! And it's all free, right on the water! We got here in April just as the salmon started returning. We watched Indian tribes casting fishin... more

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The Glamping Surv...

36 Winnebago Voyage
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

The Glamping Survivalist would stay here again

“Great Location along the Columbia River with Mt. Hood views! ”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2018

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Location is great, you can park right along The Columbia River! There's a Sinclair Gas Station with mini mart just off the hwy right before you enter the park. They also have a dump and water fill station but we didn't not use it, so not sure how much it is. Further down about 4miles away off Hwy 84 is another Market called Dinty's, th... more

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aearles
MI
30 Airstream 30FB
2015 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 13

aearles would stay here again

“I liked it”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2016

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Nice drycamping with vault toilets and dumpsters nearby... and not much else. The bulldog diner is really nice and their food was good.

As others have mentioned, it gets pretty windy, and the PNW October weather kept us inside almost the entire time.

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Jeneric Ramblings
FL
29 Holiday Rambler Traveler
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD
43 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Jeneric Ramblings would stay here again

“Windy but pretty”

Reviewed Nov 05, 2015

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Although just down the road from Giles French Park, Rufus Landing seems a world away. There are several large gravel parking areas, and our nearest neighbor was 300' or more away. The river bank is a good spot for bird watching - lots of ducks, blue herons, and an osprey during our stay. We also enjoyed watching the windsurfers and boa... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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