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Day Use Areas


PUNCHBOWL FALLS PARK

In April 2016 the County acquired the Punchbowl Falls property for inclusion into its park system and minor amenities were added in 2019.  Overnight camping is prohibited and visitors are asked to observe general 'pack-in, pack-out' rules.  Public restrooms are not available and pets are required to be leashed when outside a vehicle.  There is no fee for visiting but be advised parking is limited and the area is open during daylight hours only.

 
OAK GROVE PARK, RUTHTON PARK, PANORAMA POINT PARK
 
Reservations are not accepted for the picnic shelter at Oak Grove Park or for private events at any of the County day-use parks.  All use is available on a FCFS basis while the parks are accessible as the grounds are not maintained between the months of November and March.  Overnight camping is prohibited and public restrooms are available between April and October at Oak Grove and Panorama Point parks only.  There is no fee for visiting, but be advised parking is limited and the areas are open during daylight hours only.  The gate to Panorama Point Park closes daily at 6:00 pm.
  

 
 
PETS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING AT LARGE IN A COUNTY PARK AND MUST BE LEASHED OR CAGED WHEN OUTSIDE A VEHICLE (HRCC 12.08.135).

OVERNIGHT CAMPING IS PROHIBITED AT ALL DAY USE FACILITIES (HRCC 12.08.215).

General Information:

Punchbowl Falls Park GPS Coordinates:
        Lat.= 45.6003        Long.= -121.6346 
Oak Grove Park GPS Coordinates:
        Lat.= 45.6608        Long.= -121.5856
Ruthton Park GPS Coordinates:
        Lat.= 45.7090        Long.= -121.5673
Panorama Point GPS Coordinates:
        Lat.= 45.6871        Long.= -121.4996

NOTICE: Oregon law (ORS 105.682, et seq.) provides the owner of land is not liable in contract or tort for injury, death or property damage that arises out of use of the land for recreational purposes (known as "recreational use immunity"). That immunity from liability does not apply if the owner makes a charge for permission to use the land. Fees charged for a particular use in this park, such as camping, do not apply to other uses of the park, or to your ability to enter other areas of the park. Therefore, Hood River County is not liable for injuries, death or property damage arising out of any use of this park for recreational purposes when no specific charge has been made for that use or for the right to enter that part of the property.


 

Last updated 4/7/2023 4:54:11 AM