Rooster Rock State Park

Near Portland, Oregon, United States

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Park is open with reduced services. Reservable picnic shelters are closed through at least Oct. 31, 2020.



Stretching alongside the Columbia River and just 22 miles east of Portland, Rooster Rock is a perfect place to spend a day away from the city.

When east winds rush down the Columbia Gorge at 25 to 40 mph, windsurfers descend to ride the whitecaps. Bring your windsurfing gear, or enjoy watching from the beach.

A tranquil lagoon at the west end of the park is a peaceful spot to paddle or fish for bass, steelhead and walleye beneath the park’s namesake, Rooster Rock.


  • 2-mile Volkswalk Trail, a flat trail with views of the river
  • 2 disc golf courses, one beginner and one advanced
  • 3 reservable covered picnic shelters CLOSED
  • 3 miles of beach along the river
  • Separated clothing-optional beach
  • Unfenced off-leash area for dogs



Due to fluctuation in river levels, access to the clothing optional beach by foot may be limited. Check ahead: Oregon River Levels.



Avoid the crowds at Multnomah Falls: park at Rooster Rock and take the Columbia Gorge Express bus. Reserve your spot at




Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-currency-usd Day-use parking permit required
(purchase 1-day permit on site)
Buy annual parking permit
mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 503-695-2261
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.