Rooster Rock State Park


Rooster Rock State Park

Infobox park
park=Rooster Rock State Park



image size=270px
caption=Rooster Rock State Park from the Historic Columbia River Highway. Rooster Rock itself is in the left distance.
type=Public, state
location=Multnomah County, Oregon
coordinates= coord|45|32|50|N|122|13|58|W|type:mountain_region:US
size=
opened=
operator=Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department
annual visitors=
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Rooster Rock State Park is a state park located east of Corbett, Oregon. One of the features of the park include Rooster Rock, a column of basalt, a natural obelisk, which stands near the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, in the lee of Crown Point.

A large placard near the park's entrance asserts (or once did) that the monolith was noted by the explorers Lewis and Clark in their journal, and that "the name is phallic in origin". Specifically, the column's original name was "Cock Rock". It is unclear whether the noble explorers themselves named it, or if that happened later. Either way, plain-speaking Oregonians still call it by that name.

A portion of the park is designated as a clothing-optional beach, with no apparent irony intended on the part of state park officials.

ee also

*Clothes free movement
*List of public outdoor clothes free places
*Nude beach
*Public nudity

External links

* [http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_175.php Rooster Rock State Park]
* [http://englishriverwebsite.com/LewisClarkColumbiaRiver/Regions/Places/rooster_rock.html One of many sites about Rooster Rock]
* [http://www.orcoba.org/wst_page2.html Oregon Clothing Optional Beach Alliance] - Info about clothing optional section of Rooster Rock beach


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