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Rooster Rock State Park
Rooster Rock State Park from the Historic Columbia River Highway. Rooster Rock itself is in the left background.
Type Public, state
Location Multnomah County, Oregon
45°32′50″N 122°13′58″W / 45.54722°N 122.23278°W / 45.54722; -122.23278Coordinates: 45°32′50″N 122°13′58″W / 45.54722°N 122.23278°W / 45.54722; -122.23278
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Rooster Rock seen from the west

Rooster Rock State Park is a state park located east of Corbett, Oregon, United States. One of the features of the park is Rooster Rock, a column of basalt forming a natural obelisk, which stands near the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, in the lee of Crown Point. The park is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The monolith was noted by the explorers Lewis and Clark in their journal as their camping place on November 2, 1805.[1] The name is phallic in origin,[1] specifically, the column's original name was "Cock Rock". The Chinook Jargon word for the rock was iwash, referring to penis.[2] The name was later modified to Rooster Rock so as not to offend the genteel public.[2]

With no apparent irony intended, a portion of the park is designated as a clothing-optional beach.

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