Brooks Memorial State Park, Washington

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Brooks Memorial State Park

Experience the variant natural habitats of the Pacific Northwest—lodgepole pine forests to the west, high desert to the east—by visiting Brooks Memorial State Park in Washington’s Simcoe Mountains. Read More

  • Located 13 miles north of Glendale, Washington just two miles south of the Yakima Indian Nation.
  • Brooks Memorial is open year-round for day use and camping.
  • Hiking, wildlife watching, and picnicking are popular activities here.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Hood from the Simcoe Mountain meadows.


Brooks Memorial State Park is an excellent choice for visitors to the Hood River/Mt. Hood area who would like a taste of Washington State’s Native American history. This 700-acre camping park lies just south of the Yakima Indian Nation, and evidence of Native activity can be witnessed within the park perimeters. Hiking trails, mountain meadows, a panoramic view of Mt. Hood, and plenty of birds and wildlife also highlight a trip to Brooks Memorial.

Location & Information

Brooks Memorial State Park is located 13 miles north of Goldendale, Washington in the Simcoe Mountains. From Hood River, take Interstate 84 East to Biggs and cross Biggs Bridge into Washington on Hwy 97. Brooks Memorial is 13 miles north of Goldendale on Hwy 97.

Brooks Memorial State Park is open year-round for camping and day use; call the park at (509) 773-4611 for information.


  • Camping: 22 tent sites, 23 utility spaces, dump station, restroom, and showers; group camping for up to 50 people.
  • Picnicking: Two kitchen shelters with tables, sinks, and electricity are available.
  • Hiking: More than 9 miles of trails along the Little Klickitat River and through the forests; views of Mt. Hood at the top.
  • Bird and Wildlife Watching: Deer, beaver, eagles, hawks, herons, and more can be seen around the park.
  • A monument to the Honorable Nelson B. Brooks is located in the park, and park personnel give nature talks to the public by request.

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