Dabney State Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Dabney State Recreation Area

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Overview

The classic summer place, Dabney has been a popular cooling-off swimming and picnic spot for over 50 years. It's easy to see why when you visit. The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole. Large picnic tables and electric cooking stations are on hand and fill up quickly on hot days. The newer parts of the park feature a covered, reservable picnic shelter and trails winding through tall bamboo, horsetail, cottonwoods and alders. Check out the new disc golf course, made possible through a partnership with the Oregon Disc Sports Association. You'll find a boat ramp near the swimming area. It's open to boaters year-round. No pets are permitted on park grounds. Alcohol is not allowed in those sections downstream of the main portion of the park, below the Stark Street Bridge.

Map of Dabney State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.517659, -122.352222

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp is located near the swimming area and is open to boaters year-round.

  • Fishing

    The park is located right on the Sandy River and offers great, shallow areas for fishing. The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole.

  • Golfing

    Check out the new disc golf course, made possible through a partnership with the Oregon Disc Sports Association. It has 18-holes and is a fun activity for the whole family!

  • Hiking

    There are a few paved trails that go winding through tall bamboo, horsetail, cottonwoods and alders. One of the best features a walk along the river. Bring your golf discs and hike the new golf course.

  • Picnicking

    Large picnic tables and electric cooking stations are on hand and fill up quickly on hot days. The newer parts of the park feature a covered, reservable picnic shelter

  • Water Sports

    The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole. You'll also find a boat ramp near the swimming area along with picnic areas.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round. Reservable picnic shelter and 18-hole disc golf course. Call 1-800-551-6949 for information.

Directions

Driving

Historic Columbia River Highway, 4 miles east of Troutdale.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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