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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

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 Portland Water Bureau 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.

Seasonal camping opens on May 17 and ends June 30. Camping is $23 per night, and there is an $8.25 reservation/on-line processing fee (this fee is non-refundable). Firewood bundles are $6, and a $5 fee for extra vehicles. Day use only beginning July 1, 2019 until seasonal park closure on Sept. 30.

Please bring exact change. Camp hosts are not able to make change for any of these above services.

Community Hall

The Community Hall is available for rent from May 17 to June 30. A full day is $125. There is a $25 reservation/processing fee (this fee is non-refundable) and a $100 damage deposit (refundable once building is verified by camp host).  

To apply for a Noise Ordinance Variance from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office or for questions about the Clackamas County rules, please call 503-785-5000 or visit

At this time, camping reservation can only be used from May 17 to June 30. To make a reservation, visit the Portland Parks & Recreation Online Facility Viewing and Reservation Requests website or call 503-823-2525. Users will need to sign in or create an account to complete a reservation request. Payment is due at the time of request in order to secure the location. 

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.

May 17 to June 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 must park their vehicles outside Dodge Park gates.
  • Access to the park will be from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily until June 30. After June 30, the park will close at dusk. No access will be provided during hours gate is locked.


FOR RESERVATIONS, call 503-823-2525.

For more information about Dodge Park, contact Tom Klutz, Property Manager at the Portland Water Bureau, at or 503-823-7503.

Dodge Park History

Stories and photos of Dodge Park's past

Dodge Park Campground Map

Site numbers and amenities

Dodge Park Policies & Rules

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

Directions to Dodge Park

Location at 11021 SE Lusted Rd., Sandy, OR 97055