Daroga State Park

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Daroga State Park
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Map showing the location of Daroga State Park
Map showing the location of Daroga State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationDouglas, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°42′21″N 120°11′45″W / 47.70583°N 120.19583°W / 47.70583; -120.19583Coordinates: 47°42′21″N 120°11′45″W / 47.70583°N 120.19583°W / 47.70583; -120.19583
Area127 acres (51 ha)
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteDaroga State Park

Daroga State Park is a 127-acre (51 ha) public recreation area on the Columbia River located eight miles (13 km) north of Orondo at the edge of Washington's Channeled Scablands. The state park has 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of river shoreline and offers picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and other athletic facilities.[1] The park is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission under a lease agreement with the owners, the Chelan County Public Utility District.[2]


The park occupies land that was once part of the agricultural holdings of orchard man Grady Auvil. The name "Daroga" was coined using the names of the Auvil brothers — David, Robert and Grady — and was first applied to the Daroga peach. Following construction of the Rocky Reach Dam and the creation of Lake Entiat, the park was created on a flooded portion of the Auvil orchard.[3]


  1. ^ "Daroga State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Daroga State Park". Chelan County PUD. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Tate, Cassandra (November 9, 2005). "Daroga State Park". The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. HistoryLink. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

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