High Rocks City Park1 Vote Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: 25 82nd Dr, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5035572769
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Spread across 1.55 acres of land on the Clackamas River, the park is thronged by fishermen, swimmers and picnickers throughout the year. The crystal clear water and big rocks around is picture perfect. You can climb the rocks and enjoy the challenges. Be a little careful while you are walking on the rocky terrain. This spot is definitely going to rejuvenate you as the green surroundings are very welcoming and you can just sit with your feet dipped in water and relax.
How to Reach High Rocks City Park
- Rented Car/taxi
High Rocks City Park Reviews & Ratings
Park on the Street in front of the entrance and get there earlier for better parking. Great experience for all of the family. The lifeguards were friendly and offered our little ones a free life jacket. We had a hard time figuring out where to park when we looked up directions on google, but once we were there, we found plenty of parking on the street near the entrance.
Perfectly accessible place to swim! Plenty of nearby parking, especially at Safeway. I was definitely glad to have my tevas when navigating all the rocks, so plan to protect your feet! cold, clear water perfect for jumping off rocks and floating down stream. It was definitely crowded but we managed to find plenty of space to spread out.
The water’s cold, but it was perfect for the 100 degree weather we had a week or so ago! Cliff jumping was a lot of fun! It was reassuring to have a couple of life guards around! We left our towels and clothes and glasses and such mostly unattended and it was okay for us. If no one is sticking back with towels and such, I wouldn’t recommend leaving more valuable items out, as there is no secure place to keep things.
very cool spot to explore. yes people have drowned here, but it is not really any more dangerous than any other spot. my guess is the fact that so many come here increases the probability that someone will have an issue,probably someone who doesn't know how to swim very well and panics after jumping and sinking deeper than they expected or drugs/alcohol involved. Understand that the lifeguards are employed by a non governmental agency and therefore have no authority other than to save someone having an issue. parents, don't expect a place where you can bring your kids and stop paying attention because the lifeguards are not that type of whistle blowing pool police. water is a river so it is colder than lakes but warms up enough to be comfortable in the hot summer. cliffs range from water level to about 22 feet. there are enough locals to tell you where it is safe to jump. the bathroom is usually locked but there are some businesses within a 5 minute walk. no other amenities (not even lawn) so bring something comfortable to sit on like a blanket or chairs because the rocks are hard and hot. would be nirvana if the freeway noise wasn't 100yds away.
One little baby gardner snake was hanging out with us at High Rocks. We were able to find a pretty shallow spot for our little one to get into the water. We had a Great time!