Mayer State Park

Mayer State Park
Mayer State Park
View east from the Rowena Crest Overlook
Mayer State Park is located in Oregon
Type Public, state
Location Wasco County, Oregon
Nearest city The Dalles
Coordinates 45°40′32″N 121°16′11″W / 45.675676°N 121.2697945°W / 45.675676; -121.2697945Coordinates: 45°40′32″N 121°16′11″W / 45.675676°N 121.2697945°W / 45.675676; -121.2697945[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Mayer State Park is a state park in the Columbia River Gorge, near Rowena, Oregon in Wasco County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It consists of several disjointed parcels of transected by Interstate 84 and the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The south-westernmost parcel includes the Rowena Loops, a series of horseshoe curves by which the Historic Columbia River Highway (U.S. Route 30) climbs to the Rowena Crest, where there is an overlook, from the village of Rowena.

The Rowena Loops
Rowena Loops from the Columbia River Highway, by Arthur Prentiss. 1917.


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