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Farewell Bend State Park

Campground Description:  Farewell Bend State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  Farewell Bend is situated on the banks of Brownlee Reservoir, formed by the Snake River along the old Oregon Trail.  Just north of the park, visitors may view wagon wheel ruts in the soil and the site of a battleground where in 1860, Snake River Shoshone Indians battled pioneer travelers.  Within the park are several restored covered wagons.  While located in the desert portion of Eastern Oregon, Farewell Bend State Park is a virtual oasis.  Neatly landscaped with acres of lush lawn areas and hundreds of mature shade trees, Farewell Bend can't be beat for its tranquil setting.  Many RV camping and tent camping sites overlook the Snake River and Brownlee Reservoir.  Farewell Bend State Park is also an excellent place to picnic, play horseshoes or badminton or simply relax when using only the day use area.  Shopping and restaurants are available in Ontario (27 miles east on I-84) or convenience store items may be found in Huntington (5 miles north on Highway 30).  Open year round.  Reservations are available.

Number of Sites:  131

Electricity:  At 101 sites

Water:  At 101 sites

Sewer:  No

May 1 to Sept 30 - $17.00 for electricity and water, $15.00 for tent sites with water nearby. $38.00 for a cabin, $$4.00 for a hiker/biker site

October 1 to Apr 30 - $13.00 for electricity and water, $11.00 for tent sites with water nearby. $38.00 for a cabin, $$4.00 for a hiker/biker site

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound - exit the freeway at exit 353.  Drive north on Highway 30 for 1.25 miles.  The entrance is on the east side of the road.

Fishing:  Yes.  Farewell Bend State Park offers a lighted boat ramp for direct access to the Snake River and Brownlee Reservoir.  Seasonally, fish for Salmon and Steelhead.  Both Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass are available while catfish aren't unheard of in these waters.

Astronomy Opportunities:  There are many open areas for the camping astronomer.  The only light pollution is from Farewell Bend itself.  This is a fabulous place for telescope camping, year round.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 44.30201 N, 117.22667 W.

Nearby Golfing:  Two golf courses in Ontario (27 miles east on I-84):

Ontario Golf Club
1345 Golf Course Road
Ontario, OR
541-889-9022
Ontario Golf Club
 
Country View Golf Course
3780 Arabian Drive
Ontario, OR 97914
541-881-1171
Country View Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Farewell Bend State Park
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
Farewell Bend State Park

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Sign at the entrance to Farewell Bend State Park. Note the restored covered wagons in the background

Campground map of Farewell Bend State Park

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

A number of the RV camping sites at Farewell Bend State Park offer views of the Snake River

The tent camping sites at Farewell Bend State Park offer lots of shade

One of the cabins for rent at Farewell Bend State Park

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