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Brooks Memorial State Park
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
Brooks Memorial State Park © Vitaliy Kondor
BROOKS MEMORIAL STATE PARK
BROOKS MEMORIAL STATE PARK
2465 U.S. 97
Goldendale, Washington   98620
(lat:45.9502 lon:-120.6659)

Phone: 509-773-4611
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.

Nature of the Area
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.
History of the Area
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.
Passes
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.
Camping
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.

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Location
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Picnicking
Two kitchen shelters with picnic tables, sinks and electricity are available first-come, first-served. There is a restroom.
Nature Programs
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.
Area Attractions
Activities close to the park include stargazing at the Goldendale Observatory, visiting the Maryhill Museum, viewing the replica of Stonehenge on SR 14 and driving the historic Columbia Highway in nearby Orgeon.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 23 What a Gem by MtnMan_65
Been coming here for over 60 years, used to run up and down the hills with my brothers. Great park with lots of trails and wild life. Super Rangers and hosts!
October 1 great stopover camp by The Stones
and the hosts were awesome. Stop here, meet them, and go home with serene memories. We were here in June & will return.
August 22 Peaceful and Relaxing by PSJ
We were very impressed with this campground. We found it very relaxing and enjoyed the wildlife on our walks.
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Directions
Located 13 miles north of Goldendale, Wash., in the Simcoe Mountians.

From Yakima: Take Hwy. 97 out of Toppenish. Park is 40 miles south of Toppenish.

From Vancouver, WA: Take I-84 on the Orgeon side of the Columbia River. At Biggs, Orgeon, take Bigg's Bridge past Maryhill State Park, northbound onto Hwy. 97 to Goldendale. Brooks Memorial is on Hwy. 97, 13 miles north of Goldendale.

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