Mayer State Park

Show08/19/2014
General Advisory
Please launch boats at your own risk. Due to seasonal low waters on the Columbia River, the West Mayer boat launch has extremely low water. Please use the gravel boat launch to the south of the paved launch. Launch at your own risk.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

If you need an open invitation to go explore a peaceful tree-lined lake in the summertime, consider yourself invited. Go see lower Mayer State Park from the top of Rowena Crest and soak in a view of the most beautiful lake around. Both are actually within Mayer State Park, but few people know that.


From the top of Rowena, Mayer can be fully appreciated for its many amenities, including swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. When the spring wildflowers are in bloom, this is one of the most stunning vistas in the Columbia River Gorge. The timing of the bloom varies, but is normally in March/April.