Brooks Memorial State Park is a public recreation area in the southern Cascade Mountains located 11 miles northeast of Goldendale, Washington. The 682-acre state park features nine miles of hiking and equestrian trails through ponderosa pine forest along a prong of the Little Klickitat River as well as camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and an environmental learning center, the Brooks Memorial Retreat Center. The park also contains a disc golf course in the forest that was established in 2017.
The park was established after the state acquired six parcels of land between 1944 and 1957. The park was named in honor of Judge Nelson B. Brooks (1858-1928), a local administrator who was noted for establishing and improving roads in Klickitat County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.