Rooster Rock Star Parties

These are star parties for RCA members and their guests and are not associated with OMSI's public star parties.  These star parties are held at Rooster Rock State Park located in the Columbia Gorge about 9 miles east of Troutdale, Oregon. 

Rooster Rock is not available for personal or impromptu observing by RCA members.

45° 32' 48" N - 122° 14' 12" W
Altitude 42 feet
Driving DIrections

There is no registration for RCA members for club star parties at this location.  Just show up and enjoy the evening!  You don't even need a telescope to participate.  Other club members are enthusiastic to share their views.  We observe from dusk to dawn.


Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are highly recommended.   It can be quite cool after dark, even in the summer.

More up to date information about these star parties can be found on the RCA forum.


Parking Fees

$5 Day-use fee required - or annual Oregon Parks Day-use Parking Pass ($30)

New to Star Parties? Read Etiquette for Star Parties

Driving Directions

At the I-205 and I-84 junction take I-84 East towards The Dalles - 16 miles - then take exit 25 into Rooster Rock State Park.

Rooster rock does have public restroom, drinking water, sidewalk, plenty of parking, and trails.