Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
Major Features & Activities
- Hiking Trails
- Restrooms Flush
- Exhibit Information
For a complete list of open parks and trails in the Gorge, visit readysetgorge.com.
The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.
Guy Webster Talbot and his family used this property as a summer estate until 1929 when they donated it to the state. Today, it's a beautiful picnic park. A modern picnic shelter is available for rent (and is reservable).While the park is terrific for a group or family picnic, the park is often uncrowded even on the best days because of its seclusion. A gently sloping grassy hill dotted with Port Orford cedars, Douglas firs, alders and maples invites frisbee tossing and quiet relaxation.
The tiny town of Latourell borders the north side of the park. Homeowners ask that visitors please respect their privacy. A trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge leads directly to Latourelle Falls (250' tall), only a few minutes away by foot.
Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks. Thank you!