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Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett

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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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  • Rooster Rock State Park includes two stretches of beach on the Columbia River: down-river, a traditionally suited beach and up-river, an officially sanctioned nude beach, with one end understood to be...  more »
  • My wife and I have been to Rooster Rock's clothing optional beach several times over the past 3 years. As noted, there is a gay men's section on the eastern most part of the slough. (I've never seen i...  more »
  • This park is beautiful and has a boat ramp for boat enthusiasts. I suggest you stay at the west part of the park (especially if you have children), because the east end is a nude beach. If you are int...  more »
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  • Great park all around. The disc golf course on either side of the park offers plenty of challenges. If you are coming to enjoy the river, there is a lot of great spots to sit and enjoy the views of the gorge, or take a quick dip in the columbia.
  • We drove from Bremerton, WA to check out the clothing optional beach. The young lady at the kiosk took our money, gave us directions to the beach but did not mention that pets were not allowed on the beaches (our small dog was in my Wife's lap). She also did not tell us that the beaches were flooded. I saw nothing on any of the various websites concerning pets and there was no recent reports about the water level. All in all, I wasted a tank of gas. On the positive side, it is a beautiful park and there is plenty of room for picnicking and family events. The disc-golf courses look challenging also!
  • Beautiful spot for Columbia Riverside picnics, kayaking and hiking.Bring food and water/drinks and lots good vibes.
  • Week Day quiet. Water. Clean bathroom. Put the paddle boat in and stroked away from life for a couple of hours. Wonderful.
  • Nice place, super busy in summer. Great boat ramps, LOTS of parking. Get a state pass BEFORE you go. Cheaper in the long run.