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Madame Dorian Memorial Park (Day use only)

Description:  Madame Dorian Memorial Park is operated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.  The park is located 23 miles South of the Tri-Cities, Washington, on State Highway 12, mile north of the Wallula Junction with Highway 730.  The Southern border of the park is created by the Walla Walla river, approximately 3/4 of a mile from where the Walla Walla River flows into the Columbia River.  Madame Dorian Memorial Park is 46 acres.  The park does offer restroom facilities, trees and lawns.  The biggest draw is the fishing opportunities!  Although camping is closed, activities such as night fishing, use of the boat launch, hiking, and wildlife viewing will continue without change.  The adjacent McNary Wildlife refuge offers wildlife viewing from improved roads and structures.  Shopping and restaurants are available in the Tri-Cities (23 miles north), in Walla Walla (30 miles east) and in Hermiston, OR (30 miles southwest).  Open year round.

Nearby Camping:  Hood Park (11.9 miles north on Highway 12 then .1 miles east on Hwy 124 (Charbonneau Park (11.9 miles north on Highway 12 then 8 miles east on Hwy 124 - turn north at milepost 8 on State Route 124), Fishhook Park (11.9 miles north on Highway 12 then 16 miles east on Hwy 124 - turn north at milepost 16 on State Route 124)

Electricity:  None

Water:  One central fill station

Sewer:  Single dump station

Cost:  Free

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes


Fishing:  Very good seasonal fishing for trout, small mouth bass, steelhead, salmon, sturgeon, depending on which river is fished.  Madame Dorian Memorial Park sits on a large pool formed by the Walla Walla and Columbia rivers.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Elevation is approximately 370 seet and has very little light pollution from surrounding areas.  No obstructions to the overall night sky other than high hills to the south.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.06097 North, 118.60367 West.

Nearby Golfing:  Multiple Par 3 to championship courses in the Tri-Cities (23 miles) as well as a little known 9 hole course on Touchet Road (pronounced too-she), North of the town of Touchet (12.8 miles east on Hwy 12).

Pheasant Creek Golf
Sun Willows in Pasco
Pasco Golf Land - 2901 N. Road 40, Pasco, WA 99301 (509) 544-9291
Columbia Park Golf Course - 2701 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 586-2800
Canyon Lakes Golf Course -
Columbia Point Golf Course -
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:  McNary Parks & Recreation, PO Box 1230, Umatilla, OR, 97882 541-922-2268

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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 Madame Dorian Park on Highway 12

Restroom facilities at Madame Dorian Park

RV parking area at Madame Dorian Park

At Madame Dorian Park picnic tables are available for each camping site

Picnic tables are available for each camping site at Madame Dorian Park

Tent camping areas at Madame Dorian Park

Additional RV parking at Madame Dorian Park

Memorial explaining the significance of Madame Dorian Park

Boat launch into the Walla Walla River

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