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part ofJohn Day Lock and Dam, Lake Umatilla, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Fri Oct 30 2015   Season Dates


LePage Park is located at the confluence of the John Day and Columbia Rivers just five miles from Rufus, Oregon, and the John Day Dam.

Popular activities include river fishing, swimming, water skiing and boating.

Natural Features:

The park is situated in a river basin with a high desert climate. Mature shade trees line the edges of this open grassy park on the banks of the John Day River.

Wildlife is abundant in the area, and mule deer, waterfowl and raptors are commonly seen.


Visitors enjoy boating, water sports and swimming in the river.

Anglers fish for chinook, steelhead and shad, and a boat ramp is located at the campground for convenient river access.


The campground offers 22 sites with electric hookups and 20 primitive walk-to tent sites. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Additional tent sites are available on a first come, first served basis on weekends and holidays
  • Rattlesnakes may be present; use caution.
  • Pets are allowed and must be kept on a maximum 6ft leash at all times.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.7284, -120.65126
45°43'42"N, 120°39'5"W

From Dalles, Oregon, take I-84 east for 30 miles. Take exit 114 and follow signs to the John Day River.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 823
Rufus  OR  97050

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)506-4807
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