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Lyons Ferry Park's Camping Facilities Have Been Closed By The US Army Corps of Engineers
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Lyons Ferry Park (Camping facilities are closed)
Campground Description: Lyons Ferry Park is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and located at the confluence of the Snake and Palouse Rivers, approximately 18 miles south of Washtucna, WA. The park is divided between the campground and the day use area by Highway 261, but access between the two areas is safely provided by a pedestrian tunnel under the highway.
The day use area at Lyons Ferry Park is magnificent, complete with acres of lawns, landscaping and numerous mature shade trees. It also offers a protected swimming beach, boat launches and moorages. Restrooms are plentiful as are BBQs and picnic tables.
The camping area is best described as somewhat primitive. It will serve tent campers and pickup truck mounted campers best. Larger trailers and motor homes will have a difficult time parking in the smaller spots, however, almost 12 spots will accommodate larger RVs. The landscaping is natural, meaning no lawns and no transplanted shade trees. All roads and parking areas are gravel. Water is scarce and there are no electricity or waste water disposal connections at any of the sites. Drinking water is available at the holding tank dump site. The campground and day use areas at Lyons Ferry Park are open April through September.
Number of Sites: 50
Water: Centrally located
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Highway 395/12 Eastbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 2 miles to the Pasco Kahlotus Highway. Follow the Pasco Kahlotus highway east for 46.4 miles to Kahlotus. In Kahlotus, turn right (east) onto Highway 260. Follow Highway 260 for 8.6 miles to Sperry. In Sperry, turn right (south) onto Highway 261. Follow highway 261 for 13 miles to the park entrance on the left (north) side of the highway. Highway 12 Northbound from Walla Walla - Follow Highway 12 North for 42 miles to the town of Delaney. At Delaney turn left onto Highway 261. Follow Highway 261 for approximately 15 miles. The entrance is on the right (north) side of Highway 261. Highway 12 Westbound from Lewiston - Follow Highway 12 westbound for 52 miles. At Delaney turn right onto Highway 261. Follow Highway 261 for approximately 15 miles. The entrance is on the right (north) side of Highway 261.
Fishing: Yes on both the Snake and Palouse Rivers
Astronomy Opportunities: Very good. There is no light pollution and many areas with no trees. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.59522° North, 118.22201° West.
Golf is available in Pomeroy (37 miles Southeast), Dayton (27 miles South) and in Walla Walla (57 miles South).
Pomeroy: Golf Course at Pomeroy - 1611 Arlington St, Pomeroy, WA 99347 509-843-1197 Pomeroy Golf
Dayton: Parks and Recreation Golf Course - 209 N Pine St, Dayton, WA 99328 (509) 382-4851
Walla Walla: Veterans Memorial Golf Course Veterans Memorial Golf
Contact Information: US Army Corps of Engineers, 2763 Monument Drive, Burbank, WA 99323 (509) 547-7781 On-line reservations
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Please note that these photos were taken during early February when foliage was not in bloom. In the Spring, Summer and Fall months, this park is very attractive.
Sign at the entrance to Lyons Ferry Park
Day use swimming beach at Lyons Ferry Park
Restrooms at the day use area of Lyons Ferry Park
Day use area at Lyons Ferry Park
There are acres of lawns and lots of picnic tables with BBQs in the day use area
The restrooms in the camping area offer flush toilets and hot showers
Tents and RVs are not allowed on the sparse lawn areas in the campground
Almost every campsite offers a picnic table and fire pit
Some campsites at Lyons Ferry Park offer much needed windbreaks
Typical tent camping sites at Lyons Ferry Park
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