Guy W Talbot State Park, Oregon

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Guy W Talbot State Park

The gently sloping grassy area at Guy W. Talbot State Park along the Oregon banks of the Columbia River Gorge provides visitors a wonderful, scenic picnic and play area.

  • Located 12 miles east of Troutdale, Oregon off the Historic Columbia River Highway.
  • Talbot State Park offers quiet, secluded surroundings for enjoying a picnic and pretty Latourelle Falls.
  • Open year-round for day use only.


For an intimate picnic or a group event, the Guy W. Talbot State Park on the Historic Columbia River Highway is an excellent choice for Oregon travelers—the secluded park receives few visitors. The highlight of the park’s scenery is beautiful Latourelle Falls, a 250-foot cascade accessible via the footpath underneath the Columbia River Highway Bridge. Picnic facilities include a modern group structure that can be rented for special events.

Location & Information

Reach Guy W. Talbot State Park by taking Interstate 84 east of Portland to Exit 17 or Exit 22, then traveling east on the Columbia River Highway (Highway 30); the park lies 12 miles east of Troutdale right against the tiny town of Latourelle. Talbot is a day-use only park open year-round and free to use; the group shelter can be reserved for a fee by calling 1 (800) 551-6949.


  • Picnicking: Talbot has lovely picnic areas and a rentable group shelter.
  • Sightseeing: Lovely 250-foot Latourelle Falls, plus abundant native trees and wildlife, highlight the region.
  • Hiking: A short walking path under the Columbia River Highway Bridge leads to the falls.

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