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Rooster Rock State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/27/20
Effective May 27, 2020: Open with limited services. 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.
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Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Boat Ramp (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)


Park is open with reduced services.

  • Reservable picnic shelters are closed through at least Oct. 31, 2020.
  • Reduced garbage service. Please pack out trash.
  • Facilities may close without notice.
  • Be prepared to turn around if crowded. 

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.

Park Features

  • 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 (sorry, no dogs on the beach)
  • Separated clothing-optional beach
  • Unfenced off-leash area for dogs

Know Before You Go

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

Columbia Gorge Express

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