- The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole. Large picnic tables and electric cooking stations are on hand and fill up quickly on hot days. The newer parts of the park feature a covered, reservable picnic shelter and trails winding through tall bamboo, horsetail, cottonwoods and alders.
Check out the new disc golf course, made possible through a partnership with the Oregon Disc Sports Association. You'll find a boat ramp near the swimming area. It's open to boaters year-round.
Vital stats: The park includes an 18-hole disc golf course. There is a small daily day-use fee for the park, or buy an annual permit for access to all state park day-use areas. Call 1-800-551-6949 for information.
Dabney offers opportunities for picnicking, swimming, boating, hiking, disc golf, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, and enjoying nature.
Dabney is located east of Portland in the Columbia Gorge, four miles east of Troutdale, off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway.
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