Swim in the Columbia River at historic and scenic Rooster Rock State Park ($3 per vehicle), Exit 25 off I-84 near Troutdale. West of the parking area is the monolith for which the park is named. According to some sources, Lewis and Clark labeled the cucumber-shaped promontory on November 2, 1805.
Playing fields and a gazebo front a sandy beach on the banks of the Columbia. The water in the roped-off swimming area is shallow but refreshing.
A mile or so east is one of the only nude beaches officially sanctioned by the state (the other is Collins Beach on Sauvie Island).
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel