Brooks Memorial State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

Deep in the heart of the Simcoe Mountains lies Brooks Memorial State Park. It is 682 acres of wooded refuge and features cabins sprinkled throughout the site for campers. The park is located in the city of Goldendale, Washington, with the two closest cities being Klickikat and Wishram. Points of interest at Brooks Memorial State Park include a monument dedicated to Nelson B. Brooks, and not too far from the park lies a replica of Stonehenge. 

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Weather
Spring 33-60 F
Summer 48-84 F
Fall 41-76 F
Winter 24-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Brooks Memorial State Park

When traveling through Washington to visit the various iconic sites dotted throughout this state, the most convenient way to travel is with an RV. Travelers can rent an RV from RVshare

Peach Beach Camp Park

Getting its name from the dozens of peach trees residing on the site, Peach Beach Camp Park is right off of the Columbia River. Campers will love the views of the lagoon at sunset, and the quiet stillness found here. Activities include kiteboarding, wine tasting, swimming, and windsurfing. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles because the water is filled with all types of species, including bass and walleye. Nightly rates differ depending on the type of RV you have. For standard RVs, back-in only rates are $40 a night. For those with larger RVs, the rates are $45 nightly. Each site allows a maximum of six people, and quiet time runs from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Features of the park include:

• Water and electricity at all sites

• Restrooms and showers

• ADA portable toilets

• Free on-site dump station

• Free Wi-Fi

Rufus RV Park

Located in Rufus, Oregon, which is about 25 minutes away from Goldendale, Rufus RV Park is another place that campers may want to consider when they are in the area. Rates are very affordable here; nightly stays cost $35, and weekly rates can run up to $210. Monthly rates range from $450 to $525. When staying here for longer periods of time, water, sewer, and Wi-Fi are free, but the electricity costs are metered. This RV park is also located off of the Columbia River, so there are tons of activities to choose from, including fishing, hiking, windsurfing, and picnicking. Additionally, there are lots of other sites to visit in the general vicinity. Features of the park include:

• New washrooms and showers

• On-site laundromat

• Free Wi-Fi

• Electricity, water, sewer

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What to Do at
Brooks Memorial State Park

Inside Brooks Memorial State Park

Brooks Memorial State Park is a great location for campers to spend a day hiking, searching out the Nelson B. Brooks monument, or taking a ride on the equestrian trail. Other activities include mountain biking and bird-watching. During the summer, wildflowers are in full bloom here.

Outside Brooks Memorial State Park

One good thing about Brooks Memorial State Park is that the location is set right in the middle of interesting things to do. Goldendale and its surrounding cities comprise a fun area in Washington. It's the perfect place for stargazing, fishing, and exploring for campers who are into seeking new adventures. 

Restaurants

Glass Onion Restaurant

With rave reviews from various journals and review sites, the Glass Onion Restaurant is a popular dining establishment in Goldendale. Offering diners varied choices from fettuccine chicken to brick-oven pizza and pork kabobs with tzatziki, the restaurant makes it hard to decide on what to order.

Type: Casual Dining

Location: 604 S. Columbus Ave., Goldendale, WA 98620

Town House Café

If you are in the mood for breakfast, the Town House Café is a good choice. The dining environment is cozy, offering the feel of bed and breakfast.

Type: American

Location: 1040 E. Broadway Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

Bake My Day Café

For farm-to-table-style food, Bake My Day Café is the place. Fresh breakfast and lunch items are served up here daily. Set in a quaint little shop, the restaurant has been feeding Goldendale locals for eight years, and it doesn't seem as though they will be going anywhere anytime soon.

Type: Farm-to-Table Cuisine

Location: 119 E. Main Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

The Dirty Cowgirl

The Dirty Cowgirl is a barbecue eatery in Goldendale. Try the fish tacos or prime rib when you stop in. Pulled pork is another popular item served here. 

Type: Barbecue

Location: 604 S. Columbus Ave., Goldendale, WA 98620

Pete's Pizza Pub

Hot steaming pizza is the name of the game at Pete's Pizza Pub. You can feed a whole family and then some with their party-sized pizzas. The restaurant has special daily deals that you'll want to be sure to take advantage of.

Type: Pizza

Location: 340 E. Collins Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

Shopping

Mcredy Co

Mcredy Co is a sporting goods store that sells everything from hunting games to house décor and toys for kids. You will find a little bit of this and that for all of your daily needs at this shop.

Location: 126 W. Main Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

Grist Mill

At the Grist Mill, you'll find an extensive assortment of bulk foods. The store was once in another location, but, sadly, a fire destroyed the building. This did not stop the brave owners of the Grist Mill as they dusted themselves off and set up shop once again. Today, Grist Mill continues to thrive and serve the local community.

Location: 121 W Main Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

The Bargain Boutique

The Bargain Boutique is a shared co-op retail space. Vendors here sell homemade candies, clothing, antique items, toys, pet items, and more. It's kind of like an upscale mini flea market. Campers will definitely want to take a peek here to see what unconventional items may be hiding.

Location: 103 E. Main Street, Goldendale, WA 98620

Clark’s Floral

Clark’s Floral sells a variety of beautiful plants and chocolates. If you're around in February, stop here for the best candies and flowers to impress your loved one.

Location: 1040 E. Broadway Street #D, Goldenvale, WA 98620

Stormy's This That & More

If you are a fan of thrift stores, Stormy's This That & More is a spot you'll want to check out. They have new and used furniture, clothing, tools, jewelry, and household items. The store is open daily until 6 p.m.

Location: 614 S. Columbus Ave., Goldendale, WA 98620

Sightseeing

Goldendale Observatory

For visitors who have a love of stargazing, the Goldendale Observatory is a five-acre facility where they can do just that. Opened in 1979, the observatory welcomes visitors throughout the year.

Location: 1602 Observatory Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620

Maryhill Museum

Step back into the past when you visit Maryhill Museum. Featuring a sculpture park, mini Stonehenge, and gardens on the property, Maryhill Museum offers various options for visitors.

Location: 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620

Gunkel Orchard’s Market

Pull up to Gunkel Orchard’s Market for fresh produce. The farm has been in operation since 1936. You will find plenty of tasty delights on this fourth-generation family-owned farm.

Location: 89 Maryhill Hwy., Goldendale, WA 98620

Maryhill Winery

Spend the day at Maryhill Winery to enjoy a wine tasting paired with appetizer plates you can share with your camping friends. Live music plays while you sample the extensive wine list featured here. If you enjoy bocce, the winery has four courts where you can play.

Location: 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, WA 98620

Maryhill State Park

Nearly 90 acres of rich greenery is what you will find at Maryhill State Park. Come here if you want to take your boat out on the river and do a bit of fishing or bird-watching. You'll find lots to do at this state park.

Location: 50 US-97, Goldendale, WA 98620

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How to Get to
Brooks Memorial State Park

If you're driving on I-90, take Exit 110. Keep driving until you get to Exit 37 and see signs that say Goldendale on Route 97. Follow Route 97 until you see the park.

Entering Brooks Memorial State Park

Hours at Brooks Memorial State Park are from 8 a.m. until dusk. The park is closed from November until March. 

One Day Discover Pass : $10

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