DAROGA STATE PARK
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.