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Dodge Park

  • Camping is Back at Dodge Park!

    A generation ago Portlanders camped at Dodge Park, now you can again!

  • Dodge Park Community Hall

    Newly renovated and available for event rentals...this is a river rescue class!

  • Fishing is very popular at Dodge Park

    Anglers are attracted to this confluence near Portland.

  • Net fishing was once popular at Dodge Park - Photo from 1966

    Now fisherman dip their hooks almost year round at Dodge Park.

  • Swimming at Dodge Park has been popular for decades!

    Do you prefer to swim in the Sandy or Bull Run?

  • Sandy River Bridge at Dodge Park

    "Picnic Train" taken about 1912-13

Dodge Park

Located at the confluence of the Sandy and Bull Run rivers, Dodge Park is a playground in Portland’s backyard. Just 20 miles east of Portland, the park offers seasonal camping, year-round picnicking, fishing, and boating. The park is owned and managed by the Portland Water Bureau, which has a watershed maintenance facility nearby. Click here to view directions and a map to Dodge Park.

Day Use
Dodge Park is open for day use year-round and fee-free, and offers a unique site for fishing and picnicking. Picnic sites boast tables and grills. There is a children’s playground and portable sanitary facilities available year round. The restrooms and showers -- located in the Community Hall -- are open during camping season only.

Camping
Camping for the 2014 season opens on Friday, May 16 and will close on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Campsites are available by reservation, and reservations can be taken anytime. Call Portland Parks & Recreation’s parks reservation line at 503-823-2525 for an exact schedule and to make reservations. There are 20 sites total: 15 walk-in tent sites (parking in designated spots) and 5 sites for Recreational Vehicles (no hook-ups). Two RV sites will fit vehicles up to 30’, and three sites will fit vehicles up to 25’. Restrooms and quarter-operated showers are located at the Community Hall.

Campsites are $22.00 per night, plus an $8.00 reservation processing fee. Open, unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservation processing fee. Site parking spaces are limited. Cost includes one vehicle; extra vehicles are $5.00 each. Firewood bundles are also available for $6.00. Campsite check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM. A volunteer camp host is on-site to assist campers, but carries no change for showers or other fees. Please view our campground map for site locations.

Community Hall
Book your next family reunion, company picnic, or wedding at the fully renovated Dodge Park Community Hall. The Community Hall is available for rent during the camping season, which opens this year on May 23, 2014 and closes September 30, 2014 The facility has a sheltered dining hall that seats approximately 40, has an attached restrooms with showers, a food prep area, and an outdoor amphitheater that seats approximately 75. Electricity is available for both the dining hall and amphitheater. The Community Hall is available by reservation by calling 503-823-2525 during regular business hours. The rental fee is $70.00 for half day, $125.00 for full day, plus a $75.00 deposit.

Boat Launch
Dodge Park is one of many launch sites for the 38 river miles that make up the Sandy River Water Trail. Boaters are allowed to leave a shuttle vehicle overnight at Dodge Park under the following conditions:

October 1 - Memorial Day weekend

Boaters must call Portland Water Bureau Security at 503-823-6084 and provide the following information:

  • Date of drop off
  • Date of pick up
  • Make, model and license plate number of vehicle
  • Name and cell phone number of vehicle driver
  • Access to the Park will be from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. No access will be provided during hours gate is locked.

June 1 - September 30

  • Boaters must contact on-site Camp Host, pay a $5.00 fee per night, and fill out an overnight registration envelope. Registration envelope tab must be placed in windshield of car.
  • If Camp Host is not available, boaters must fill out the registration envelope, include fee, and place in drop box. Registration envelope tab must be placed in windshield of car.
  • Boaters must park their cars at a site designated by Camp Host. If Camp Host is not available, boaters are to park their vehicle in the parking lot east of the camping area, the lot closest to the Bull Run River.
  • Access to the park will be from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. No access will be provided during hours gate is locked.

Contact
For more information about Dodge Park, contact Tom Klutz, Property Manager at the Portland Water Bureau, at tom.klutz@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7503.

 


Directions to Dodge Park

Find Dodge Park - just an hour from downtown Portland

Dodge Park Campground Map

Site numbers and amenities

Dodge Park Policies & Rules

Rules regarding appropriate use of, and conduct in, the park; security information

Dodge Park History

Stories and photos of Dodge Park's past