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Parks & Buildings

The Parks & Buildings Department is responsible for managing the county day-use parks and campgrounds, providing general maintenance of county buildings, and monitoring of the closed county landfill for groundwater contaminates.  The county park system includes seven park and nature areas and both the Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park campgrounds.  The department currently employs four people during the winter and five people during summer.  If you are planning to stay at a county campground, please review the general information listed below or visit the campground's specific web page for more details.
 


                                                        
  
Department Hours and Directory


Physical Address:

918 18th Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Office Hours:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Mon – Fri

 

Contact:

voice (Parks & Buildings)
541-387-6889  

fax (Main Office)

541-386-2912

 

Staff Email:
County Parks Email, Administrative Staff

Vacant, Public Works Director

Matt Jordan, Parks & Buildings Supervisor
Tim Ryan, Parks & Buildings Technician

Darrin King, Parks & Buildings Technician

 


If planning to visit a Hood River County campground, please be advised of the following conditions:

  • All campgrounds are open for camping between May 1 and October 31.
  • Fees for camping are listed on each campground's respective webpage.
  • Payment for camping fees are accepted at the pay kiosks by credit card or exact cash only.  Checks or coins are not accepted (except showers).
  • Reservations are not accepted for either camping or use of the picnic shelters.
  • All campground shower facilities are coin-operated (quarters only).
  • Change machines are available at each campground.
  • Noon Check-in/ check-out time 
  • Dump stations and sewer hook-ups are not available at either Tucker Park or Toll Bridge Park campgrounds.
  • Firewood is not for sale at either Tucker Park or Toll Bridge Park campgrounds and fire restrictions are subject to change without notice.
  • The maximum trailer length allowed at Tucker Park is 30 feet.  Not all sites can accommodate a 30-foot trailer.
  • For maximum trailer lengths allowed at Toll Bridge Park, please review the available pad lengths depicted on the Toll Bridge Park Sitemap.

 General Camping Rules (HRCC 12.08):

  • The sale of alcohol at a county park is prohibited.
  • There is a seven (7) consecutive-day stay limit for all sites, and a thirty (30) day stay limit per year.
  • Each site is allowed a maximum of four (4) persons (children not included), except for designated group sites.
  • Site occupancy limits will be enforced.  Guests exceeding occupancy limits may be required to purchase additional sites.
  • Each site is permitted one tent, one RV, one Sprinter Van, or one vehicle with trailer; plus one additional tent and non-sleeping vehicle.  Extra vehicles will be directed to designated overflow parking areas. 
  • All sites must be occupied or are subject to forfeiture.  'Occupied' means that someone is visibly camping by use of a trailer, tent, sleeping bag or vehicle.
  • All dogs not confined to a vehicle are required to be leashed at all times.  Please report any loose dogs or other animals to a park host, park employee, or to the Hood River County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division at (541) 387-7037.  

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.


 

County Park News

September 29, 2023

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Seasonal fire restrictions have been lifted at Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park campgrounds.  Recreational and cooking fires using charcoal, wood, wood pellets, and other open-source solid fuels will be permitted though the end of the camping season.  General fire restrictions such as requiring campfires to be confined to park fire rings, or personal fire rings to be at least 24" above bare ground still apply.  The use of fireworks, including sparklers, remain strictly prohibited.  Questions should be directed to the Hood River County Parks & Buildings Department at (541) 387-6889, or speak to an onsite camp host.

 

August 21, 2023

Panorama Point Park will be closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22-23 while crews make improvements to the entrance road.  The majority of work is expected to be completed Wednesday, August 23rd, with final pavement work occurring the following week.  Final pavement work may require the park to be closed to the public for several hours.  For more information please contact the Hood River County Parks & Buildings Department at (541) 387-6889.

 

July 11, 2023

Please be advised that campsites purchased at either Tucker Park or Toll Bridge Park must be occupied or will be considered abandoned and any rental fees subject to forfeiture.  "Occupied" means that someone is visibly camping by use of a trailer, tent, sleeping bag, or vehicle intended for human occupancy.  If a campsite is posted with a valid site ticket but the site is empty for more than 24 hours, in accordance with County Code it will be considered unoccupied and made available to other guests. HRCC 12.08.215(11).  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

June 29, 2023

Fire Restriction in Effect Saturday, July 1

In compliance with state and local regulations, fire restrictions at Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park campgrounds will take effect Saturday, July 1st.  All recreational and cooking fires using wood, charcoal, wood pellets, or any other open-source solid fuel will be prohibited until further notice.  These restrictions apply to all fires whether used in park fire rings or personal equipment, and apply to all campsites, day-use areas, picnic shelters, and fireplaces within picnic shelters.  Gas or other valve-controlled units will still be permitted for cooking purposes.  Similar gas or valve-controlled units will still be permitted for recreational purposes but must be at least 24” above bare ground or placed within existing fire rings.  All other recreational fires will be in violation of H.R.C.C. 12.08.045 and 12.08.055. The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, or other potential fire hazards are also prohibited at all county parks until further notice, and the use of fireworks, including sparklers, are strictly prohibited.  Please review the 2023 County Park Fire Restrictions information for additional details.  Questions should be directed to the Hood River County Parks & Buildings Department at (541) 387-6889.

 

June 22, 2023

The Hood River Valley Parks & Rec District will begin its adult sand volleyball league tournaments tonight at Oak Grove Park.  Tournament games are scheduled to be played at Oak Grove every Thursday between June 22nd and August 3rd.  Warm up will begin at 5:00 pm and games are expected to last until approximately 9:00 pm.  For more information, please review the HRVPRD Volleyball flyer or visit the Hood River Volleyball League website.

 

June 8, 2023

There are no current fire restrictions for campfires at Tucker Park or Toll Bridge Park; normal park rules and safety practices still apply.  The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has declared the beginning of fire season effective Friday, June 9th, and a burn-ban will take effect Sunday, June 11th.  The burn-ban does not apply to campfires at Tucker Park or Toll Bridge Park, however, campfires may be prohibited without notice depending on weather or other conditions.

May 30, 2023

Several shower buildings at the Toll Bridge Park and Tucker Park campgrounds are scheduled to be closed this week.  The south loop building (near the RV sites) at Toll Bridge Park will be closed Wednesday, May 31st, and the middle loop building at Tucker Park will be closed Thursday, June 1st.  The buildings are being closed for maintenance and expected to be reopened within 1-2 days.  Alternative shower and restroom buildings are available in each campground while the buildings are closed.

May 1, 2023

The Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park campgrounds are open for the season.  When staying at either park, please be sure to check in with the park host or park staff (when available) if you have questions or need assistance with a site, or contact the Hood River County Parks office at either (541) 387-6889 or countyparks@hoodrivercounty.gov.  We hope you enjoy your stay.

March 27, 2023

The Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park day-use areas will open to the public this Saturday, April 1. The public restrooms will also be opening on Saturday. Both park campgrounds will be opening on Monday, May 1. Please visit the Tucker Park and Toll Bridge Park webpages for more information about camping at either park.

 

Campground Status

Tucker Park (88 sites total)

DISCLAIMER:  The status of available campsites is approximate and may not reflect actual availability upon arrival. This data is updated periodically with information recieved from the campgrounds. 

Toll Bridge Park (83 sites total)

DISCLAIMER:  The status of available campsites is approximate and may not reflect actual availability upon arrival. This data is updated periodically with information recieved from the campgrounds.