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Campground Description: Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Hood Park is a beautiful 99-acre park, fully paved with rolling lawns, trees, swimming beach and an adjacent day use area with BBQ grills and shelters. Very well maintained and operated. Hood Park offers restroom facilities with flush toilets in the day use and campground and hot showers for campers. A boat launch is available at the day use area. Hiking trails are available as well as basketball courts and horseshoe pits. An amphitheater is available with occasional evening programs during the summer recreation season. The northern border of Hood Park is the Snake river's Lake Sacajawea, formed by the pooling of the Snake and Columbia rivers. The southern border of Hood Park abuts the McNary Wildlife Refuge, offering wildlife viewing. Sacajawea State Park (no campgrounds) is approximately 4 miles west. Hood Park is located 3 miles south of Pasco, WA, at the intersection of US Highway 12 and State Route 124. Visit www.recreation.gov for reservations and operating dates.
Nearby Camping: Charbonneau Park (8 miles east on Hwy 124 - turn north at milepost 8 on State Route 124), Fishhook Park (16 miles east on Hwy 124 - turn north at milepost 16 on State Route 124)
Number of Sites: 69 with full or partial hookups plus 90 overflow sites with no facilities
Water: Yes, at central locations only (no hook-ups at sites)
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Highway 395/12 Southbound from the Tri-Cities - Follow Highway 395/12 southbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive south from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 3 miles. Immediately after crossing the Snake River, take the first exit toward Waitsburg and go east on State Route 124. The park entrance (Hood Park Rd) is on the left shortly past the roundabout coming off the overpass.
Fishing: A Boat launch is adjacent to the park at the day use area. World class Columbia River and Snake River fishing (seasonal) for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and small mouth bass. Small mouth bass are an easy catch from the shore.
Astronomy Opportunities: Fair. Elevation is approximately 365 feet. Lots of light pollution from the Tri-Cities. Views are limited by the park's abundance of trees, however, there are no trees in the overflow camping area. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.21606° North, 119.01349° West.
Nearby Golfing: Numerous Par 3 to championship courses in the Tri-Cities, 8 miles north.Pasco: Sun Willows in Pasco http://www.sunwillowsgolfcourse.com/ Pasco Golf Land - 2901 N. Road 40, Pasco, WA 99301 (509) 544-9291 Kennewick: Columbia Park Golf Course - 2701 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 586-2800 Canyon Lakes Golf Course - http://www.canyonlakesgolfcourse.com/ Richland: Columbia Point Golf Course - http://www.columbiapointgolfcourse.com/ 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:US Army Corps of Engineers Ice Harbor Natural Resources 2339 Monument Drive Burbank, WA 99323 509-547-2048 US Army Corps of Engineers Make reservations online Reservations or call 1-877-444-6777
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Entrance sign on Highway 12 for Hood Park
Campground map of Hood Park
The restroom facilities at Hood Park offer flush toilets and hot showers
Playground equipment at Hood Park
A pull-through campsite at Hood Park
Some of the campsites at Hood Park are on the river
Hood Park has lawn and trees almost to the water's edge
A typical back-in campsite at Hood Park
The day use area at Hood Park is huge
The sanitary waste disposal station at Hood Park
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