Brooks Memorial State Park

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Brooks Memorial State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

Brooks Memorial State Park is a 700-acre, year-round 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. 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. 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.

Map of Brooks Memorial (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.946972, -120.667305

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Nine miles of bike trails are available.

  • Camping

    The park has 22 tent spaces, 23 utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom and two showers. Hookup sites are sites 1 through 23. Tent sites are sites 24 through 45. A limit of eight people are permitted per site. Maximum site length is 60 feet. Campers must self-register within 30 minutes of occupying a site. A self-pay station is located across from the restroom. An extra fee is charged for more than one car. Arriving campers may enter until 10 p.m. Electrical sites have 50-amp hookups. Water is available in hookup sites from mid-April to late October. All campsites are first-come, first-served.

  • Fishing

    Fresh water fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    Hikers should bring a day-pack with first-aid supplies, map and compass and/or GPS. Please contact a ranger for hiking information

  • Picnicking

    Two kitchen shelters with picnic tables, sinks and electricity are available first-come, first-served. A restroom is available.

Seasonality/Weather

Park hours/updates: Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Nov. 1, re-opens March 31. Camping: Check-in time, 2:30 p.m. Check-out time, 1 p.m. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Directions

Driving

Located 13 miles north of Goldendale, Wash., in the Simcoe Mountains in Klickitat County. From Yakima: Take Hwy. 97 out of Toppenish. Park is 40 miles south of Toppenish. From Vancouver, WA: Take I-84 on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. At Biggs, Oregon, 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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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