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Viento State Park

Campground Description:  Viento State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  The primary attraction for visitors to Viento State Park are the abundance of hiking trails both at the park and within a short drive.  The 1 mile hike from the Viento campground to Starvation Creek is extremely popular.  Windsurfers will find easy access to the Columbia River from the Viento campground.  Shopping and restaurants are available in Hood River.  Reservations are not accepted, but Viento State Park rarely fills.  Open May 1 to September 30.  Note that Viento State Park has no facilities to dump waste water from RVs.

Number of Sites:  56 RV camping sites and 18 tent camping sites

Electricity:  Yes at the RV campsites

Water:  Yes at the RV camping sites and within the tent camping loops

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Interstate 84 Westbound or Eastbound - Drive to exit 56 and exit the Interstate.  At the bottom of the interchange, turn towards the Columbia River (North) and follow the roadway to Viento State Park.  Note that "B" loop (tent camping only) is on the South side of Interstate 84, but you must still register in the North section of the campground.

Fishing:  Nearby on the Columbia River.  The Columbia River is best fished from a boat when fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye.  Bank fishing can be very good for bass.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although very dark, there are too many trees at Viento State Park for astronomy camping.

Nearby Golfing:  Hood River:

Hood River Golf & Country Club Hood River Golf & Country Club (one of the author's favorites)
Indian Creek Golf Course Indian Creek Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 800-551-6949
Reservations: 800-452-5687
General Info: 503-986-0707
Viento State Park

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Sign at the entrance to Viento State Park

Map of the camping sites at Viento State Park

The restroom facilities at Viento State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

All of the RV camping sites at Viento State Park are back-in campsites

The RV camping sites at Viento State Park offer electricity and water hookups

Typical RV camping sites at Viento State Park

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