Rufus Landing Recreation Area

Army Corps Of Engineers

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I-84 Rufus, OR 97050 541-506-7819 Official Website

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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18 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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Tiffdrider would stay here again

“Great boondocking along the banks of the Columbia River”

Reviewed Aug 09, 2019

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Really popular boondocking spot between I84 and the Columbia. There were probably 30 rigs dispersed in the area but it was quiet and peaceful. A perfect spot to overnight on our way through.

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8wheels8paws
CA 30' Grand Design Imagine Dodge
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Beautiful riverside ”

Reviewed Jul 01, 2019

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We loved staying here! Easy access, lots of open and level areas to set up with nice views. It was so fun to watch the kite surfers during the day and watch a gorgeous sunset in the evening. There were trains running nearby but they didn’t bother us at all. The only other thing we didn’t love was that it got a little crowded on the wee... more

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pymmint
Sioux Falls, SD 38' Forest River Georgetown
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
“A bit windy, but . . .”

Reviewed Jun 14, 2019

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A very nice spot, right on the river, I saw lots of people fishing; it was pretty windy, but I understand that is normal. There are numerous places to park; and there is a geocache in the area as well as back up at the turn off to the road. The gas is horrendous all over, but the Sinclair gas station at the exit does have propane, ai... more

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Lori
CA 30' Northwoods Manufacturing Artic Fox 27-5L Ford F250
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Lori would stay here again

“Great spot to get a good night sleep”

Reviewed Jun 04, 2019

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Traveling east, we stopped here for the night. As the day turned into evening, others had the same idea. We had a great spot with fabulous views of the river. There is train noise & I-84 noise, but really not bad. Very windy. Surprisingly clean.

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OurWanderfulLife
TX 41' Jayco North Point 377RLBH
15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Awesome boondocking”

Reviewed Apr 30, 2019

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This is a really great place to boondock for a day or three. We only stayed one night b/c of our schedule. Plenty of level "sites". We parked near the river. It's close to the interstate and an active rail line, but the noise wasn't bad. The only drawback was the wind. We would definitely stay here again.

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Journeying Jacksons
Saint Augustine, FL 17' Salem Cruise Lite 171 RB XL 2017 Ford F-150 V8 4x4
46 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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Days stayed: 1
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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
31 reviews
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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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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
WA 30' Airstream Classic Chevrolet Silverado 2500
147 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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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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