Rooster Rock State Park

  General Advisory 07/19/18
Campfires and open flames prohibited in all state park properties including campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. Visitors planning a trip to a state park should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
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)

Parking lot full at Multnomah Falls?  Take the Colubmia Gorge Express shuttle from Rooster Rock to Multnomah Falls.

With three miles of Columbia River access, Rooster Rock hums with activity on a sunny day. The park offers a diverse array of activities, including large group picnic areas, two disc golf courses, rocky beaches and a boat ramp located in a tranquil lagoon.

Windsurfers crave the 25-40 mph winds that gust through the Gorge in the summer, but even the most hard-core steer clear when winter wind speeds can top 110 mph.

Swimmers and sunbathers love the rocky beaches and relaxed vibe. On the east end, you'll find one of Oregon's two designated clothing optional beaches. By design, this area is completely separate and not visible from the clothing-required area of the large park. The two areas coexist in harmony. Due to fluctuation in river levels, access to the clothing optional beach by foot may be limited. Check on current river levels.

The boat ramp on the west end is located on a scenic lagoon, where the tranquil water attracts all manner of paddle sports, from kayaking to paddle boarding. Here you’ll find some of the best bass, steelhead and walleye fishing around.

Summers and Rooster Rock are like peas and carrots; they just go together. But spring is when the magic starts. Imagine the first warm, sunny days of spring, when meadows of wild roses mingle with the spicy scent of Oregon grape as you take in the endless panorama of the Cascade mountains, blue sky and deep blue waters of the Columbia River.

Each fall, the park’s huge maples and oaks burst with color. Take it all in on the easy 2-mile Forest Loop Trail above the river, at the east end of the park. Blacktail deer, swordgrass and mushrooms grow large in the beautiful forests and meadows along this trail.

Rooster Rock offers not one, but two disc golf courses. The west course is fun and challenging for all skill levels. Looking to test your skill? Try the more technical east course. An off-leash dog park borders the west disc golf course.

Our covered picnic shelters serve families and groups of all sizes. Reserve these facilities up to nine months in advance – they fill quickly!

Park hours: 6 am - 10 pm