Daroga State Park, East Wenatchee, WA
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.
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.
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.