Memaloose State Park

Hilly, oak and grasslands area with various easy to moderate hiking trails adjacent to the Columbia River in Oregon.

Getting there

Drive east on I-84 from Portland to 11 miles west of The Dalles. There is direct westbound access through the rest stop. For eastbound access take Exit 76 and then backtrack.

about the park

Memaloose means "island of the dead," in honor of the two nearby islands in the Columbia River that are sacred Native American burial grounds. The park has some exhibit information and is an excellent spot for photography, picnicking, and camping. Camping is open mid March through October.

Information for Leaders

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 

  • Land Manager: Memaloose State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S
  • Trails Illustrated Columbia River Gorge

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