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Brooks Memorial State Park

2465 Highway 97

Brooks Memorial State Park is a 700-acre, year-round camping park located between the barren hills of the south Yakima Valley and the lodgepole pine forests of the Simcoe Mountains. The park provides a variety of natural environments for visitors to enjoy. Over 9 miles of hiking trails lead along the Little Klickitat River and up through the Ponderosa and Oregon Pine forests. At the top are open mountain meadows with a panoramic view of Mount Hood. Visitors may see deer, beaver dams, squirrels, spring wildflowers, and a variety of birds.

Historical Information

Acquired in six parcels between 1944 and 1957, Brooks Memorial State Park is named for and dedicated to area citizen Nelson B. Brooks, who is credited with establishing an excellent community road system.


Thomas Johnson

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Pretty much your typical State Park camping. We arrived late at night from our road trip, so we didn't really get an idea of what everything looked like in the dark. The first spot we chose turned out to be right next to a major road, with semi-trucks and cars flying past frequently. We moved to another spot, next to a small creek which fortunately helped mask the noise from the road. Apparently these spots cost an extra $5-10, don't recall exactly. The grounds were completely empty, except us. Not horrible, but the sites were a little too close to one another for my liking, and the major road noise.

Mike Shepherd

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Nice park well kept, good size spaces and especially the camp host Jim was very helpful and keeps orderly Park.

Keith Johnson

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Not the nicest WA state park. HV power lines on one side and Hwy 97 on the other. It's ok for a night on your way somewhere.

Thayne Tuason

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Nice place to camp with shady tent sites that is quieter than the Columbia River at least because of the trains along there, but its still close to the highway- which is good or bad depending on how you look at it.

Prof. Nicholson

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This park is easy to find right off hwy 97. There is a tiny gate house that appears unused, we had to self register at a pay station. There was a park host right at the entrance to the campground with a small store that was closed. The full-service sites were side-by-side with no privacy. The non-service sites were located in the forest on twisty, narrow, rough dirt roads that do not accommodate anything bigger than a small tent trailer. There is additional tent camping very close to the hwy with lots of road noise. There are high power lines running directly over the full-service campsites. The air hums with electricity. The playground was an old set of swings hidden in the woods. The butterfly garden was an overgrown weed patch. There are lots of trees and a large field of green grass. There are lots of hiking trails, but the maps provided are poor quality and the trails heads do not provide any information. The restroom in the campground area is clean but the restroom in the day use area near the hwy stinks. Drive past this one.

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