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Daroga State Park
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1 S Daroga Park Rd
Orondo, Washington   98843-9615

Phone: 509-664-6380
Daroga State Park is a 90-acre camping park with 1.5 miles of Columbia River shoreline on the elevated edge of the desert "scablands." The park features camping activities and water-sport access in a unique and beautiful outdoor environment. Lots of sunshine combine with water activities to make this desert park a delight to visitors. Nationally recognized Desert Canyon Golf Course is just two miles away.

More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bobcats? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Moose? Muskrats? Otters? Rabbits? Chukars? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Clams? Mussels? Bass? Bluegill? Bullhead? Catfish? Crappie? Perch? Salmon? Steelhead? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life? Douglas Fir? Ponderosa Pine? Spruce? Apple? Ash? Birch? Maple? Oak? Poplar? Lupines? Paintbrush
History of the Area
The name "Daroga" comes from the first letters in the first names of the three Auvil brothers, Dave, Robert and Grady, who started an orchard/ranch at this site in 1928. The brothers developed a new type of peach on the ranch, catalogued as "the Daroga Peach." In 1981, Grady Auvil sold the property to the state of Washington.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone? Fire wood? Auto repair? Airport? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Most services are available within 20 miles of the park.
The park has 17 tent spaces, 28 utility spaces, one RV dump station, four restrooms (three ADA) and 12 showers (six ADA).

Tent sites are in a "walk-in/boat-in only" area, not vehicle accessible. All utility sites have water/electric hookups and can accommodate almost any rig.

All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Group Camping:

Two group camps are reservable. Each accommodates up to 100 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
1. Daroga State Park offers a designated swimming area in the Columbia River.
2. Lifeguards are not provided, so swim at your own risk.
3. Swimming is best during summer when water temperatures rise.
4. The park's two-mile shoreline provides ample space for swimmers and sunbathers alike.
5. You can also enjoy snorkeling due to clear river waters on calm days.

There are two boat ramps and three docks.

A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Enjoy fishing in two freshwater environments: a lake and the Columbia River. Species include trout, salmon, steelhead, bass and walleye.

The park provides one kitchen shelter with water and electricity, plus 30 unsheltered picnic tables. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
1. Daroga State Park Trail: This is a 2-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of the Columbia River and surrounding landscapes. It's an easy hike suitable for all skill levels.

2. Peach Beach Loop: A short, half-a-mile long trail perfect for beginners or those looking to enjoy a leisurely walk with beautiful riverfront scenery.

3. Desert Canyon Hiking Trails: These trails are located near the park but not within it directly; they offer more challenging hikes through rugged desert terrain featuring unique geological formations and panoramic vistas from higher elevations.

4. Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail Extension - East Wenatchee Section: Although this isn't in Daroga State Park itself, it connects to other regional parks including Walla Walla Point Park and Rock Island Hydro Plant providing hikers with extended routes along the eastern bank of Columbia River.

5. Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Area Trails: Located nearby, these trails provide opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as hiking across diverse terrains such as wetlands, shrub-steppe habitats etc., offering different difficulty levels depending on chosen route.

6. Eastmont Community Parks Pathway System: Another interconnected network of pathways outside but close by which can be accessed via longer day-hikes starting at Daroga state park leading towards urban areas while still maintaining natural surroundings throughout most parts.
While exploring the area, one can enjoy a leisurely bike ride on paved roads within this recreational space.

However, it's important to note that there are no designated mountain biking trails available.

Cyclists should remain aware of vehicular traffic and pedestrians for safety reasons.

Remember also to respect wildlife habitats while enjoying your cycling adventure in this location.

Always adhere strictly to park rules when bicycling here.

Ensure you have proper gear and water as weather conditions may vary significantly during different seasons.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other ? Boating (freshwater)? Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)? 2 boat ramps (freshwater)? 3 feet of dock (freshwater)? Fishing (freshwater)? Personal Watercraft (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? Water Skiing (freshwater)? 1 Baseball Field? 2 Basketball Courts? Bird Watching? Golf? 1 Softball Field? 1 Soccer Field? Wildlife Viewing

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Located 18 miles north of East Wenatchee, Wash., on the east side of the Columbia River in Douglas County.

From East Wenatchee:From the south, drive 18 miles north on Hwy. 97. Be on the east side of the Columbia River. Pass Lincoln Rock State Park on your way.

From Spokane and points east:Take Hwy. 2 north, and turn right on Hwy. 97 at the very small town of Orondo. Daroga is six miles north of Orondo.

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