Lake Celilo, Oregon

Learn about camping and boondocking at Lake Celilo, Oregon

Rufus Landing Recreation Area

Rufus Landing Recreation Area – Rufus, Oregon When they began building the John Day Dam in 1958, the Army Corps of Engineers dredged up tons of gravel and rock from the river bed, and deposited it in various places along the Columbia River Gorge. One of their primary dumping grounds eventually turned into Rufus Landing Recreation Area. The landing juts out into the Columbia River like a small peninsula, giving RVers and local fishermen a great place to enjoy the beauty of the river gorge. The most popular time of the year for Rufus Landing is from mid-May to about beginning of ... Read more