Daroga State Park

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Daroga State Park
Washington State Park
Daroga State Park, 001.jpg
Country United States
State Washington
County Douglas
Coordinates 47°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
Area 90 acres (36 ha)
Established 1981
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Owner Chelan County PUD
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Daroga State Park

Daroga State Park is a 90-acre (36 ha) Washington state park located on the Columbia River 8 miles (13 km) north of Orondo along the edge of Washington's Channeled Scablands. The 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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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