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Brooks Memorial State Park

Goldendale, Washington


2465 Highway 97
Goldendale, Washington 98620
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.95079
Longitude: -120.66550

Elevation: 2627' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I stopped here on my way north. It is convenient, right off the highway. The park is set in a scenic forest. Overall it was a nice place to camp for the night. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive down to Goldendale and look around, or just relax in the park.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was on a hill and I could not level the trailer. Sites were very close. For the price we paid, this park failed to meet prior Washington State Park levels of amenities and suitability. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park Ranger is very helpful. The Goldendale Observatory is worth a visit and its why we chose this park. Don't expect much from the park itself though.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We were in site 23 with a view of a wooded Hill side and an apple tree in our site. Sites with numbers above 20 are more private.

Downsides include creepy crackle from 500 kv lines, yellow jackets and no AT&T cell service. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Goldendale observatory is free and awesome. Checkout the nearby Greek bakery and cafe.

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Review Count: 231
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Daily rate is $40 plus $8 reservation fee and $5 non-resident fee. The site was a FHU, 50 amp, paved and level site. The rate seems high for a State Park that has no other amenities. We had very weak Verizon cell and MiFi reception. Satellite dish could only pick up two of the three satellites limiting the channels available. On our last night a pack of coyotes howled for brief time adding a bit of ambiance. We stayed here in a 33' motorhome. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

1. Maryhill Winery is quite nice
2. The Goldendale Observatory State Park is good place to visit for an education on the solar system and viewing through a telescope.
3. St. John's Bakery is a mile from the state park and has a nice selection of Greek pastries and lunch/dinner items.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

There are basically two RV loops. Half of one side is semi shaded (#11 thru 15), the other is mostly sunny(#1-10). The other loop (#16 thru 23) are mostly sunny, but have better lawn. All of the "northern" most sites, that is 15, 16 to 18 and 8 to 10 are under the high-tension power lines and some people find the hum objectionable. We were in 22 and could not hear the hum inside the rig. No broadcast TV reception and cell-phone is spotty We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Basic for a WA state park. Conveniently off the highway and quiet. Down side is crackling high tension power lines running across the back. OK for a night or two. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Just a little south of Satus Pass and above Goldendale, set in Ponderosa pines, although about half the sites are out in the open and sunny. Greek monastery less than a mile downhill has a greek bakery with great baklava and other traditional Greek pastries. Goldendale Observatory is closed Monday and Tuesday but has 8pm to midnight programs all other nights. Lots of gray squirrels and Stellar jays. Very quiet although a little road noise at time from trucks climbing toward the pass. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Park has RV and Tent areas. RV areas are easy access while the Tent areas have limited access. The front side gets highway noise while the rear area does not. We stopped for the bike trails (9 miles) which were in the park info. They were not as developed as we expected. Good overnight stop. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

Off-Season Senior rate $6, full hook-up sites. This Brooks Memorial Washington State Park is scheduled to become closed with its gates locked by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. So, just my closing tribute to one Brooks Memorial State Park, one park of the thirteen Washington State Parks scheduled for closing, gates locked, and soon to forgotten but for some memories past. If you can, and are in the neighborhood with the RV, visit this park soon, before it's closed and gone forever. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 205
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This was a great spot to spend a few days. The park is far enough off the highway that the road noise wasn't a problem. Most of the State Parks are on a reservation system, but not this park. It's first come first serve. We're in a 35 ft. motorhome and towing. We had no problems getting into site #15. We would stay there again when traveling through. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

If you want a good place to catch up on some reading, Brooks Memorial State Park is it! You have no television reception at all unless you have a satellite. (I thought it was interesting that the small, privately owned RV park next door charged $1 less for full hookups with cable TV!) I came here hoping to escape a record breaking 95 degree heat wave in the month of May, of all things!!! The camp host told me that although Goldendale was suffering the same 95 degree heat that my home was, this park was high enough in the mountains that there would be an extreme temperature drop in the evenings. The host said, "You'll need blankets." I opened all windows, and woke up at 3:00 AM to a refreshing 50 degrees. This campground has a front side and a back side. Although the front side has shady spots, the camp host said the back side gets a breeze that does not hit the front side. In addition, the host suggested sites 19 or 20 (on the back side), "If you don't want the heat." The host was right, those two sites got morning sun, but afternoon wasn't too bad for the heat. The only downer is that spots 19 and 20 are real close to power lines. You wake up to crackle crackle crackle, and having crackle without the "pop and snap," well. According to the brochures, this park is popular in the winter with the snow-shoeing and cross-country crowd. I enjoyed my very quiet, two day stay here! There are tent sites as well as water/sewer/50 amp electric. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Park is located 10+ miles north of Goldendale on US 97. Brooks is a, so far, undiscovered gem in the Washington State Parks system. Sits at the base of Satus Pass in the middle of a, largely, Ponderosa Pine forest. Great place to do a bit of hiking, exploring and relaxing. We camped at Brooks Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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