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Horn Rapids Park and Campground - a Benton County Campground

Campground Description:  Horn Rapids Park and Campground is owned and operated by the county of Benton, Washington.  Horn Rapids Park and Campground is situated adjacent to the park, offering acres of lawns.  Horn Rapids Park and Campground is "is renowned as a sanctuary for both quantity and variety of dragonflies and birds, and listing by the Audubon Society as a designated “Important Bird Area” is pending" according to the Benton County website.  There are miles of hiking/bicycling/jogging trails and the remains of Camp Columbia, a prison labor camp (more information here: Camp Columbia Labor Prison).  Horn Rapids Park and Campground is situated along the Yakima River offering wildlife viewing and fishing, but the water is too swift for swimming.  A boat launch is available as are equestrian facilities.  Full shopping and dining opportunities are available in Richland, 9.9 miles southeast.

Number of Sites:  16 paved sites

Electricity:  Yes at 16 sites

Water:  Yes at 16 sites

Sewer:  Yes at 16 sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Richland - Drive east on highway 240 for 9.7 miles to Horn Road/Highway 225.  Turn left (south) and follow for 0.7 miles to the entrance to Horn Rapids Park and Campground

Fishing:  A boat launch is adjacent to the park at the day use area.  Fish for small mouth bass, catfish, trout and salmon.  More information is available here:   Lower Yakima River Fishing

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good.  Elevation in the campground is approximately 330 feet.  Fairly dark skies with light pollution from the south and east.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.37981° North, 119.43714° West.

Nearby Golfing: 

Numerous Par 3 to championship courses in the Tri-Cities, 11 miles southeast.

Pasco:
Sun Willows in Pasco http://www.sunwillowsgolfcourse.com/
Pasco Golf Land - 2901 N. Road 40, Pasco, WA 99301 (509) 544-9291
 
Kennewick:
Columbia Park Golf Course - 2701 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 586-2800
Canyon Lakes Golf Course - http://www.canyonlakesgolfcourse.com/
 
Richland:
Columbia Point Golf Course - http://www.columbiapointgolfcourse.com/
Buckskin Golf Club - 1726 Bronco Ln, Richland, WA 99354 (509) 942-0888
West Richland Municipal Golf Course - 4000 Fallon Dr, West Richland, WA 99353 (509) 967-2165

Contact Information: 

Horn Rapids Park and Campground
US Reservation Rd
West Richland, WA 99353
509-531-7016

 

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The sign at the entrance to Horn Rapids Park and Campground

The restrooms at Horn Rapids Park and Campground offer flush toilets and hot showers

A typical pull-through RV camping site at Horn Rapids Park and Campground

Horn Rapids Park and Campground offers ample open areas between each campsite

The overflow area at Horn Rapids Park and Campground will accommodate as many as 50 RVs, but offers no utilities

The day use area at Horn Rapids Park and Campground is huge wirh several activity offerings

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