Tumalo State Park

Accessible yearlong, the site's day-use area (fee $3/vehicle) and fee campground border the Deschutes River. Red-osier dogwood and willow line the streamside. Being within 4 miles of Bend, expect a lot of visitors in summer. Winter, and weekdays during spring or fall, are better times for sparse crowds.

The viewing attraction here is songbirds lured by woodlands and surface water. Look for black-headed grosbeak, pygmy nuthatch, mountain chickadee, and Cassin's finch. You might also see violet-green swallow, yellow warbler, Townsend's warbler, western meadowlark, California quail, and Townsend's solitaire. Birds occasionally pioneer to new geography because of forceful weather or flocking with other species. That could explain prior sightings here for Costa's hummingbird and painted bunting, species that are native to the southern United States. During the twilight of evening, watch the river corridor for acro"bat"ics from several species of this mammal, some of which may roost during the day in crevasses of onsite rock cliffs.

Facilities

  • Entry Fee
  • Parking
  • Restroom
  • Drinking Water
  • ADA-accessible
  • Campground
  • Picnic
  • Trail
  • Small Boats

Directions

From Tumalo: Jct. of Hwy. 20 and Johnson Rd. Travel south on Johnson Road for 1.0 mile to Tumalo Market Road, turn south onto Tumalo Market Road for 0.1 mile to Tumalo State Park. 

Total Distance: 1 miles.  Estimated Time: 2 minutes

What To Look For

Featured Wildlife Group:

  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Hoofed Mammals
  • Bats

Habitats:

  • Woodland - Western Juniper
  • Wetland - Stream
  • Rock - Cliff

Other Attractions: Unique to this campground are tepees and yurts available for visitor rental.

Site Description

  • Phone for Info: 541-382-3586
  • Dimensions: 120 acres
  • Elevation: 3,200'
  • GPS Latitude: 044°07'43.4" N
  • GPS Longitude: 121°19'47.9" W




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