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Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
Rooster Rock State Park is a state park located east of Corbett, in the U.S. state of Oregon. One of the features of the park is Rooster Rock, a column of basalt forming a natural obelisk, which stands near the south side of the Columbia River Gorge, in the lee of Crown Point. The park is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.The monolith was noted by the explorers Lewis and Clark in their journal as their camping place on November 2, 1805. The name is phallic in origin, specifically, the column's original name was "Cock Rock". The Chinook Jargon word for the rock was iwash, referring to penis. The name was later modified to Rooster Rock so as not to offend the public.The eastern portion of the park is designated as a clothing-optional beach, the first officially designated clothing-optional beach in the U.S. The only other clothing-optional beach in the state is Collins Beach, on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River, north of Portland.
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  • I grew up in the local area and spent a fair about of time in the summer at Rooster Rock, swimming and water skiing. Fun place and still nice after all these years. 
  • Actually just asked to drive inside for pictures and found out it's a very nice park with kayak rentals and would love to return and kayak and picnic in this nice setting. 
  • Nice views and a peaceful place for a picnic. $5 to park or get in free if you are taking the free shuttle to Multnomah Falls. 
  • This is a favored past time of mine living in lovely Portland summers. On a hot day you can drive 30 minutes out of the city and enjoy some amazing beach and water time. As a gay local this is known by everyone as an LGBTQ+ friendly nuke beach at it's east end where you can swim across to the island. The park itself isn't anything fantastic but the grounds are kept clean, there's plenty of parting at 5$ for the day and they generally leave you alone on the beach and I never see trash or problems around the area. Also nearby is Multnomah falls, the Vista House overlooking it and plenty of favorite Gorge hikes so it can be tacked on to any number of great adventures for both locals or visitors!
  • A playground for the kids, picnic tables & bbq grills, beautiful scenery of the Colombia River. You can also see Crown Point above. Clean restrooms. The clothing optional part of the beach was clean & relaxed. Shallow for a long way out. We had a lot if fun. The Columbia Gorge Express shuttles on Fri, Sat, Sun go from Rooster Rock to Multnomah falls & it's free. You can also ride it back. Fare only if you're coming from Portland.
  • This is one of my favorite parks in the Portland Metro. It has some of the best sunsets around, tons of BBQ area, a disc golf course, smooth roads to skate/Rollerblade/bike, and a boat launch. I even heard they have a nude beach tucked away on the right side.
  • This is one of my favorite places to go in The Gorge during the summer months. If you wait until late summer, you are able to walk out into the middle of the Columbia River for some stunning views.
  • Always find room to park, great place for just sitting by the river to collect your thoughts, or BBQ with the fam. Or start a football or volleyball game.
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