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Mayer State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/27/20
Effective May 27, 2020: OPEN with limited services: Middle Mayer day-use area, West Mayer day-use area and Rowena Crest viewpoint. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Boat Ramp (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)

If you need an open invitation to go explore a peaceful tree-lined lake in the summertime, consider yourself invited. Go see west Mayer State Park from the top of Rowena Crest and soak in a view of the most beautiful lake around. Both are actually within Mayer State Park, but few people know that.

From the top of Rowena Crest, Mayer can be fully appreciated for its many amenities, including swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. When the spring wildflowers are in bloom, this is one of the most stunning vistas in the Columbia River Gorge. The timing of the bloom varies, but is normally in March/April.


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