Daroga State Park is a 90-acre camping park with 1.5 miles of Columbia River shoreline on the elevated edge of the desert scablands. The park features camping activities and water-sport access in a unique and beautiful outdoor environment. Lots of sunshine combine with water activities to make this desert park a delight to visitors. Nationally recognized Desert Canyon Golf Course is just two miles away.
Discover Pass is required for day vehicle access to Washington state parks. For more information about purchasing the Discover Pass and pass exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Chelan PUD customers: You can get free day-use vehicle access to Wenatchee Confluence, Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks starting July 15, 2015, when you display the Chelan PUD Public Power Benefit Day Use Parking Pass. Application information is available on the Chelan PUD website. The Public Power Benefit Day Use Pass is offered as part of a Chelan PUD pilot study. The PUD pass may be used in place of a Discover Pass at these three parks, which are owned by Chelan PUD and operated by Washington State Parks.
The park provides one kitchen shelter with water and electricity, plus 30 unsheltered picnic tables.
2 miles of bike trails
2 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
2 boat ramps
150 feet of dock
Other Activities & Features
Two basketball courts
Two tennis courts
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Located in Douglas County on the Columbia River, Daroga Park offers two boat ramps and three docks.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following: • An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or • An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or • A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Latitude: 47º 42' 41.04" N (47.7114) Longitude: 120º 12' 26.63" W (-120.2074)
The park has 17 tent spaces, 28 utility spaces, one RV dump station, four restrooms (three ADA), and 12 showers (six ADA). Tent sites are in a walk-in / boat-in only area, not vehicle accessible. All utility sites have water and electric hookups and can accommodate almost any rig.
Two group camps are reservable. Each accommodates up to 150 people. Fees vary with size of the group.
Reservations & Fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Services & Supplies
Firewood and ice are sold in the park.
The name Daroga comes from the first letters in the first names of the three Auvil brothers, Dave, Robert and Grady, who started an orchard / ranch at this site in 1928. The brothers developed a new type of peach on the ranch, catalogued as the Daroga Peach. In 1981, Grady Auvil sold the property to the state of Washington.