BROOKS MEMORIAL STATE PARK
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 nine miles of hiking trails lead along the Little Klickitat River and up through 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.
Brooks Memorial is only open April 1-Oct. 31. For camping reservations must be made May 15-Sept. 15.
Water is available in hookup sites from mid-April to late October.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife ? Badgers? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Chukars? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Grouse? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Snipes? Turkeys? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Trout
? Douglas Fir? Ponderosa Pine? Alder? Apple? Birch? Oak? Foxglove? Lupines? Paintbrush? Berries? Thistle? Poison Oak The park shows some evidence of early Native American activity. The Yakima Indian Nation is located two miles north of the park.
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.
The park has 22 tent spaces, 23 utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom and two showers. Hookup sites are sites 1 through 23. Tent sites are sites 24 through 45. There is a limit of eight people permitted per site. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability).
Campers must self-register within 30 minutes of occupying a site. A self-pay station is located across from the restroom. An extra fee is charged for more than one car and more than four adults per tent/hookup site.
Arriving campers may enter until 10 p.m.
Electrical sites have 50-amp hookups. Water is available in hookup sites from mid-April to late October.
All campsites are first-come, first-served.
The park provides a group camp that accommodates a maximum of six motorhomes and 20 to 50 people. The camp has a fire ring, picnic tables, two pit toilets, water and a volleyball net. The camp is open year-round with limited facilities in winter. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call the park office at (509) 773-4611.