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Bush Pioneer County Park

Campground Description:  Bush Pioneer County Park is owned by Pacific County and operated by the Chinook Indian Tribe with the tribal headquarters located at the park.  Bush Pioneer County Park is situated on 40 acres of land in Bay Center, WA, that was owned by the Bush family and was the original gathering site of the Pioneer Association.   In 1939, the Association took title of the property.  The Association was later successful in wooing the State to take over and manage the park.  Eventually, the State and Pacific County reached an agreement such that the County would take over management of the park.  Bush Pioneer County Park offers tent camping and has camping sites large enough for most RV camping units.  The park offers access to the Pacific Ocean beach.  The primary draw to Bush Pioneer County Park is its tremendous bird watching opportunities.  The park is situated on forested bluff above saltwater mud flats, intertidal river estuary and freshwater wetlands.  Very limited shopping is available locally with complete shopping and services in South Bend, 15.6 miles northeast on highway 101.  Open from April 15 to September 30.  Call first because dates change dependent on the weather.

Number of Sites:  10

Electricity:  No  

Water:  At central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Highway 101 Northbound or Southbound - at Milepost 42 watch for Bay Center Dyke Road.  Turn west onto Bay Center Dike Road.  Drive 2.6 miles (through town of Bay Center) to Bush Pioneer Park. Park just inside entrance on left.  The park is at 2nd and Park streets.

Fishing:  If you bring a boat there are plenty of waters to fish in but the real draw is oystering!

Astronomy Opportunities:  Poor at the park due to the tree canopy

Nearby Golfing:  None locally, however 1 course is available 17 miles northeast in Raymond

Willapa Harbor Golf Course
2424 Fowler Rd
Raymond, WA 98577
Phone: (360) 942-2392
Willapa Harbor Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Chinook Indian Nation Office
3 E. Park Street
P.O. Box 368
Bay Center, WA  98527
Telephone: 360-875-6670
Chinook Indian Nation Office

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The offices at Bush Pioneer County Park

The restrooms at Bush Pioneer County Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

Bush Pioneer County Park offers volleyball, basketball, and horseshoes

A typical tent camping or RV camping campsite at Bush Pioneer County Park

Many of the campsites at Bush Pioneer County Park will accommodate even the largest RV camping unit

Once at Bush Pioneer County Park, let the kids play off the pent up energy


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