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Brooks Memorial State Park

Campground Description:  Brooks Memorial State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington.  It is a 700 acre park with both a day use area and a campground.  It is situated in the Simcoe Mountains in the midst of a Lodgepole, Ponderosa and Oregon Pine forest.  The park's location is typically 20 F cooler than is found on either the Columbia River to the south or in the Yakima Valley to the north.  Within the park are 9 miles of hiking and biking trails as well as fishing for trout.  During the winter months the 9 miles of trails are open to snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  Shopping and restaurants are available in Goldendale, 11 miles south on Highway 97.  Casino style gambling is available in Toppenish, 38 miles north on Highway 97.  Brooks Memorial State Park is open for tent camping RV camping on a year round basis, but the water is turned off during the winter months.  No reservations are allowed.  Tent camping and RV camping are on a first come first served basis.

Number of Sites:  22 tent camping sites and 23 RV camping sites

Electricity:  Yes at camping sites 1-23

Water:  Yes at camping sites 1-23 and centrally located within tent camping sites 24-45

Sewer:  Yes at camping sites 1-23

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Interstate 84 Westbound or Eastbound - Drive to exit 104, the Highway 97 exit.  Travel North and cross the bridge into Washington.  Follow Highway 97 for 2 miles to the intersection with State Route 14 (SR 14).  Turn left (West) on SR 14 and follow for mile to Highway 97.  Turn right (North) onto Highway 97 and follow for 22 miles to Brooks Memorial State Park.  The entrance to the park is on the left (West) side of Highway 97.  Interstate 82 Westbound or Eastbound - Follow Interstate 82 (I-82) to exit 50, the Evergreen Highway/Highway 97.  Follow the Evergreen Highway/Highway 97 South for 40 miles to the entrance to Brooks Memorial State Park.  The entrance to the park is on the right (West) side of Highway 97.

Fishing:  Trout fishing is available in a small creek that runs through the park.  There is also good fishing 23 miles south at Maryhill State Park on the Columbia River

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very dark skies.  Limited view due to trees throughout the park.  The large clearing in the day use area offers the best telescope camping opportunities.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.95026 North, 120.66581 West  Note that this State Park is only a 15 minute drive to the famous Goldendale Observatory State Park.  The observatory is operated by the State of Washington's Park Service and is open to the public.  for further information go to Goldendale Observatory State Park

Nearby Golfing: 

11 miles South in Goldendale:
Goldendale Country Club
1901 N. Columbus
Goldendale, WA 98620
Goldendale Country Club

Contact Information: 

Brooks Memorial State Park

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Sign at the entrance to Brooks Memorial State Park

Campground map of Brooks Memorial State Park.

A portion of the day use area at Brooks Memorial State Park

Unpaved section of the campground at Brooks Memorial State Park

Back in RV camping sites at Brooks Memorial State Park

Restroom facilities at Brooks Memorial State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

Walk-in tent camping sites at Brooks Memorial State Park

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