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Palouse Falls State Park

Campground Description:  Palouse Falls State Park is owned and operated by the State Of Washington.  The park is located approximately 17 miles southeast of Washtucna, WA.  Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park with a unique geology and history. The park offers a dramatic view of one of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. Palouse Falls drops from a height of 200 feet.  Although the State of Washington claims that RVs up to 40 feet in length may camp at the park, the editors of Free Guide to Northwest Camping feel that Palouse Falls State Park is far better suited to tent campers and pick-up truck mounted camping units.  If you arrive at the park with a larger RV and determine that the campsites are too small, Lyons Ferry Park is only 5.1 miles away and Lyons Ferry Marina is 7 miles away.  Palouse Falls State Park  offers miles of hiking trails, a number of view points and paved wheel chair accessible trails to the lookout points.  Palouse Falls State Park adjoins Lyons Ferry Park to the south.  Open year round with water available from April to September.

Number of Sites:  10

Electricity:  No

Water:  At central locations, April through September

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Highway 395/12 Eastbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 2 miles to the Pasco Kahlotus Highway.  Follow the Pasco Kahlotus highway east for 46.4 miles to Kahlotus.  In Kahlotus, turn right (east) onto Highway 260.  Follow Highway 260 for 8.6 miles to Sperry.  In Sperry, turn right (south) onto Highway 261.  Follow highway 261 for 6 miles to the park entrance on the left (east) side of the highway.  Highway 12 Northbound from Walla Walla - Follow Highway 12 North for 42 miles to the town of Delaney.  At Delaney turn left onto Highway 261.  Follow Highway 261 for approximately 20.1 miles.  The entrance is on the right (east) side of Highway 261.  Highway 12 Westbound from Lewiston - Follow Highway 12 westbound for 52 miles.  At Delaney turn right onto Highway 261.  Follow Highway 261 for approximately 20.1 miles.  The entrance is on the right (east) side of Highway 261.

Fishing:  None at the park although fishing is available 7.2 miles south at Lyons Ferry Park.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good.  No light pollution and no trees or hills to obscure the night sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.66349 North, 118.22773 West.

Nearby Golfing:  Golf is available in Pomeroy (44.7 miles Southeast), Dayton (36 miles South) and in Walla Walla (66 miles South).

Pomeroy:  Golf Course at Pomeroy - 1611 Arlington St, Pomeroy, WA 99347 509-843-1197 Pomeroy Golf

Dayton: Parks and Recreation Golf Course - 209 N Pine St, Dayton, WA 99328 (509) 382-4851

Walla Walla: Veterans Memorial Golf Course Veterans Memorial Golf

Contact Information:  Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650 Phone: (888) 226-7688 E-mail: infocent@parks.wa.gov  Web site: Washington State Parks
 

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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 Palouse Falls State Park

Camping fees for Palouse Falls State Park

Typical tent campsite at Palouse Falls State Park

Tent camping site at Palouse Falls State Park

Pit toilets at Palouse Falls State Park are ADA compliant

Almost every campsite at Palouse Falls State Park offers a BBQ or fire pit

Day use area at Palouse Falls State Park

The overlook for Palouse Falls is at the campground. Miles of hiking trails are available.

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Page last updated 02/23/2014

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