BROOKS MEMORIAL STATE PARK
Brooks Memorial State Park is a 682-acre, seasonal camping park located between the barren hills of the south Yakima Valley and the lodgepole pine forests of the Simcoe Mountains.
The park provides a variety of natural environments for visitors to enjoy. Over nine miles of hiking trails lead along the Little Klickitat River and up through Ponderosa and Oregon Pine forests. At the top are open mountain meadows with a panoramic view of Mount Hood. Visitors may see deer, beaver dams, squirrels, spring wildflowers and a variety of birds.
The park features a monument to the Honorable Nelson B. Brooks. Nature talks are given to groups at the Environmental Learning Center ELC upon request. Tours and programs may be arranged through park rangers. Call the park at 509 773-4611 for more information.
Acquired in six parcels between 1944 and 1957, Brooks Memorial State Park is named for and dedicated to area citizen Nelson B. Brooks, who is credited with establishing an excellent community road system.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
The park has 22 standard sites, 23 full-hookup sites, dump station, restroom and two showers. Electrical sites have 50 amp hookups. Water is available in hookup sites from mid-April to late October.
The park provides a group camp that accommodates a maximum of six RVs and 20 to 50 people. There are no power outlets for RVs. The camp has a fire ring, picnic tables, two pit toilets, water and a volleyball net.