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Sundale Park

Campground Description:  Officially, Sundale Park is a Treaty Fishing Access Site.  As such it is shared by  Native American Tribes and the general public.  During the Salmon harvest season, Sundale Park is reserved for the exclusive use of the Native American Tribes.  Other than those times, the park is open year round.  Sundale Park is a small park but big on fishing opportunities.  Fishermen may launch their boats directly into the Columbia River at Sundale Park or they may fish from the shore.  Shore fishing offers plenty of smallmouth bass but rarely any Salmon or Steelhead.

Number of Sites:  Unmarked.  Size of park suggests 4 tent camping sites and up to 5 RV camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Cost:  Free

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Highway 395/I-82 Southbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 395/I-82 for approximately 22 miles.  Take exit 131, turn right at at bottom of exit ramp onto westbound State Route 14.  Follow for approximately 61 miles to milepost 128.  Turn left at the sign for Sundale Park and follow to park entrance.  Interstate 82/US Highway 395 northbound from Oregon - take exit 131, turn left at at bottom of exit ramp onto westbound State Route 14.  Follow for approximately 61 miles to milepost 128.  Turn left at the sign for Sundale Park and follow to park entrance.  State Route 14 eastbound from US Highway 97 in Washington - Follow State Route 14 east to milepost 128.  Turn right at the sign for Sundale Park and follow to park entrance.

Fishing:  A boat launch is adjacent to the park.  World class Columbia River  fishing (seasonal) for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and small mouth bass.  Small mouth bass are an easy catch from the shore.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good.  Elevation in the campground is approximately 330 feet.  Trees in the campground obscure portions of the sky and views are generally best looking east and west due to hills to the north and south.  Very dark skies with no light pollution.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.71701 North, 120.31713 West.

Nearby Golfing:  Nothing nearby

Contact Information: 

US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District
PO Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208
US Army Corps of Engineers

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Sign on State Highway 14 for Sundale Park

Sign at the entrance to Sundale Park

Rules for Sundale Park include no wood fires

Although a little rough in the spring, once mowed the tent camping at Sundale Park is comfortable

Pit toilets are open year round at Sundale Park

Sundale Park is located on the water within an inlet on the Columbia River

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