Hat Rock State Park

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Hat Rock State Park

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

Hat Rock State Park is located off U.S. Highway 730, approximately nine miles east of Umatilla. It lies on the south shore of Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Hat Rock was the first distinctive landmark passed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their journey down the Columbia, and is one of the few remaining sites not underwater. The park is a desert oasis surrounded by rolling sagebrush hills and outcroppings of basalt. The park offers visitors a chance to escape the summer heat under the shelter of cottonwood and black locust ringed by acres of green grass. A boat ramp provides access to the lake, which is noted for walleye, sturgeon, and other fish. Waterskiing, jetskiing, swimming, and boating are popular here. The park has its own pond stocked with rainbow trout and provides year-round habitat for waterfowl. Bring the kids, enjoy a day on the water, fish in the pond, or play volleyball in the sand court. Hat Rock offers the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature with spacious, well-maintained grounds that offer lots of room for your family or large group to get together for outdoor recreation and fun.

Map of Hat Rock (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.914416, -119.164978

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp provides access to the lake and boating is popular here. Bring the kids and enjoy a day on the water.

  • Fishing

    The lake at Hat Rock State Park is noted for walleye, sturgeon, and other fish. The park has its own pond stocked with rainbow trout and provides year-round habitat for waterfowl.

  • Hiking

    Hat Rock offers the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature with spacious, well-maintained grounds that offer lots of room for your family or large group to get together for outdoor recreation and fun.

  • Picnicking

    Bring a picnic and escape the summer heat under the shelter of cottonwood and black locust ringed by acres of green grass. There are 4 reservable picnic areas, and there is no fee to use this park, unless you want to reserve the picnic area.

  • Water Sports

    Waterskiing, jetskiing, swimming, and boating are popular at Hat Rock. Bring the kids, enjoy a day on the water, fish in the pond, or play volleyball in the sand court.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

The park is located off of US 730, approximately 9 miles east of Umatilla.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

Campground reservations

(800) 452-5687

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