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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
Westwood West Golf Course
Fisher Park Golf Course
Suntides Golf Course
River Ridge Golf Course
Yakima Country Club
Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club

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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