Tucker Park might just be the best camping spot in Hood River. Best of all, it’s just a few minutes outside of downtown Hood River and is located right on the river the town is named for. You can either camp overnight or stay for the day in the day use park.
Tucker Park has flush toilets, potable water, fire rings and a playground. There is a camp host on site at all times. The campground is ideal for groups. It has a group campsite and an excellent, well-maintained stone and concrete shelter with barbecues in the day use area that is perfect for parties and get-togethers.
First Come, First Serve
Sites are first come, first serve, and they fill up quickly on summer weekends and during holidays, so act fast. The park is open November 1 and April 30, and the day-use area is closed between November 1 and March 31. The park doesn’t have electric or sewer hook-ups and only a few sites have access to water hook-ups. The park doesn’t sell firewood. Riverside campsites are $30, and all other campsites are $20, making it more affordable than many of the other campgrounds in the Gorge. The group tent site (#25) is $60.
Tucker Park Hood River
This park has some of the best river swimming around Hood River. There are several swimming holes. The most popular is along the riverside trail that begins at the day use area. You’ll have to ask around for the location of the next swimming hole, as it’s a bit more of a guarded secret. The water here is cold and clear, and the river bottom is covered in clean sand, a departure from much of the Columbia River. Of course, you’ll have to get past the cold first.
Start writing the grocery list and inviting the guests, because your next summer barbecue is going to be at Tucker Park. It is well worth spending the entire day here. Call us or visit our website today to book your next Hood River vacation!