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Yakima Sportsman State Park
Campground Description: Yakima Sportsman State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington. This idyllic state park is located on the banks of the Yakima River, a scant 3 miles east of Yakima. This state park offers RV camping, tent camping, day use facilities, swimming, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. In fact, Yakima Sportsman has as many as 140 bird species within the park's 247 acres. Most of the day use area as well as the RV and tent camping areas have abundances of shade provided by several different types of deciduous trees. The city of Yakima offers campers full scale shopping, restaurants, hospitals and recreation facilities. The park is open year-round however there are specific times for usage of the day use area: Summer - 6:30 am to 10 pm, Winter - 8 am to 5 pm.
Number of Sites: 64
Electricity: At sites 1-36
Water: At sites 1-36 and scattered throughout the tent camping area
Sewer: At sites 1-36
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes, near the park entrance
Directions: From Interstate 82 (I-82) take exit #34. Travel east approximately one mile to Keys Rd. Turn left onto Keys Rd. and drive approximately one mile to park entrance on the left (west) side of Keys Rd.
Fishing: Yes - mostly bass and trout. The park offers one lake designated for children to fish.
Astronomy Opportunities: Fair. There are a lot of trees and if you find a spot with clear sky access you will find the sky light polluted. Driving east on Highway 24 towards Moxie will provide several astronomy opportunities.
Nearby Golfing: Yakima boasts seven or more golf courses. The farthest is only 11 miles from the city center while the closest is only 1 mile from the city center.Apple Tree Golf Course 1-509-966-5877 Westwood West Golf Course 1-509-966-0890 Fisher Park Golf Course 1-509-575-6075 Suntides Golf Course 1-509-966-9065 River Ridge Golf Course 1-509-697-8323 Yakima Country Club 1-509-452-2266 Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club 1-509-697-7177
Contact Information:Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission P.O. Box 42650 Olympia, WA 98504-2650 Information: 1-360-902-8844 Reservations: 1-888-226-7688
Yakima Sportsman State Park
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Sign at the entrance to Yakima Sportsman State Park
Map of the camping facilities at Yakima Sportsman State Park
The restroom facilities at Yakima Sportsman State Park offer flush toilets and token operated hot showers
RV camping is available at Yakima Sportsman State Park in addition to designated tent camping sites
Typical back-in RV camping sites at Yakima Sportsman State Park
The open spaces at Yakima Sportsman State Park offer Frisbee, horseshoes and more
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