Monday, March 9, 2015

Pelton Park – Madras, Oregon

Pelton gate jim judy

Judy and I will be heading back to Pelton Park in 18 days so I wanted to do a blog dedicated to the park. I will be adding it as one on the featured links on the blog.  We are ready to get back to the park. Hope to see some of our blog readers at the park.

Pelton Park is a recreational facility owned and operated by Portland General Electric (PGE), the state’s primary electricity producer. The park is located 10 miles north of Madras, Oregon on Lake Simtustus. The lake is fed by the Deschutes River and was created when Round Butte Dam and Pelton Dam were built.  PGE uses it to generate hydro electricity. 

Pelton Park is a favorite of many area campers and some not so local. Campers enjoy the water recreation opportunities offered by Lake Simtustus such as fishing, skiing, boating and personal water craft riding. Located at the south end of the park is a marina and Roxy's Cafe & general store, also owned by PGE but operated by a private contractor. There are many area attractions nearby. A few of these are, Warm Springs Native American Museum, Ericson Aircraft museum, Smith Rock State Park, and Lake Billy Chinook State Park.. The Painted Hills are located about an hours drive away.  This park is considered one of the “best kept secrets” of Central Oregon but the word is getting out.

Photo Gallery

A loop    A site

Yome    Yome 3

Cabin     cabin Furn 3

Marina & Roxy’s

Marina 1    Roxy's Restaurant 1

Roxys 2   judy cindy A

Happy Campers

 july 4 b    casadea 2

Floyd & Nancy Sipple 2014   Pam Vic PP1

Beautiful Views

sunset 7 14 b    Round Butte dam 1

round butte dam 7    Round butte dam ariel view

Important Park Info:

Seasonal CG: Last week of April – Last week end of Sept.

Address: 3300 Pelton Dam Road  * best to enter off HWY 26 North of Madras 

Phone: 541-325-5292

Total Sites: 66

RV Sites: 48  (largest up to 45', 30 &50 amp ) * most sites are electric only, fresh water stations are located throughout the park and at the office to fill fresh water tanks.  Tents are allowed on RV sites (one plus RV or two without RV. Four sites have water and electric

tent only sites: 03 (shared water stations) Tents are allowed on all RV sites (one plus RV or two without RV.

Yomes -  15, two bunk beds, electric       Cabins – 03

Comfort stations: 04   # showers: 06

Cost per day:  $18-25 (weekly discount)

Reservations: online or by phone (online Mar. 16 2015),  Waterfront sites go fast, reserve at least 2 months out for weekends if visiting June – Labor Day

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Tom and I have been camping here for over 40 years. It is our favorite place to relax. There is so much to do. We always get one of our favorite spots over looking the lake. The weather is always warm and sunny. The park is super clean as are the showers and restrooms. There is a little store/restaurant with everything you could need. Please do yourself a favor and reserve a spot today. We will be there for a total of about 20 days this summer. Can't wait !!!
    Debbie and Tom Henry

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Judy and I always look forward to seeing you and Tom at the park.

  2. would love to bring my Family camping out here, a good spot. Singapore Electricity Supply