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Kamiak Butte County Park


Klemgard County Park | The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail | Wawawai County Park

Welcome to Kamiak Butte, recognized as a National Natural Landmark. The park has over five miles of forested hiking trails.  The 3.5 mile Pine Ridge Trail is part of the National Trails System!  Reaching an elevation of 3,641 feet (second highest point in Whitman County), the park offers visitors a panoramic view of the Palouse region.  Keep your eyes open as the park plays host to over 150 bird, mammal and vegetation species.  Pack a lunch and spend the day hiking trails or utilizing the day use area!  Kamiak Brochure


As a reminder to visitors, fireworks are not allowed in any of the County Parks.


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Park Amenities: Picnic tables with cooking grills and campfire pits, 3 small shelters (capacity 35), 1 large group shelter (capacity 100), amphitheater, hiking trails and playground.  Kamiak Butte is handicap accessible, except for some trails.  Download a self-guided nature walk brochure or pick one up at the Whitman County Parks, Recreation and Developmental Services Department in Colfax. The Pine Ridge Trail is recognized as a national Recreation Trail.  On average, the entire 3.5 mile trail may be accomplished within one to two hours.  This gated park is open from 7:00 am to dusk.  Please note during the height of fire season, this park may be closed to visitor usage.  


Shelter Reservations (Day Use Only): Reservation Requirements and Rules



Electrical Outlet

Maximum Capacity

(Including Outside Seating)


(plus $100 refundable deposit)

Kamiak Butte Larch Shelter

(Large Group Shelter)




1-100 people = $ 100

Weddings/Receptions =

$250 minimum

Kamiak Butte Pine Shelter




1-35 people = $ 100

Weddings/Receptions =

$250 minimum

Kamiak Butte Fir Shelter




1-35 people = $ 100

Weddings/Receptions =

$250 minimum

For shelter reservations, contact the Park's Office at 509-397-6238.   Please note:  Klemgard County Park's Large Group Shelter can accommodate groups up to 200, for more information on Klemgard, select Klemgard County Park, at the top of this page.  


Larch Shelter


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Pine Shelter


Fir Shelter


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Camping: Camping in designated areas only. 8 sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis.' This is a gated park with no access into or out of the park from dusk until 7:00am.  $15.00 per night with 1 vehicle allowed.  Sites are limited to two vehicles total, please add $5.00 to camping fee for second vehicle.  Electrical and water hookups are not available.  Water is available in select locations of the campground from April 15th - October 15th.  Restrooms available year round, no showers.  Each camp site has a picnic table and fire pit.  Camp sites are limited to vehicles and campers with a total length of 18 feet or smaller.  Larger vehicles are not permitted on the campground road and may park in the upper parking area.' Camp site 8 is in the upper parking area, by the pay station, and is the only camp site that can accommodate larger campers.


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From Pullman: Take State Highway 27 North 11 miles.  Turn left on Clear Creek Road for .5 mile.  Turn left on Fugate Road (Road No. 5100). Travel .5 mile to Kamiak Butte County Park Road (Rd. No. 6710) to the park entrance on the left.


From Colfax:  Take State Highway 272 (Palouse Highway) east for 5 miles.  Turn right onto Clear Creek Road for 7 miles.  Take a sharp right onto Fugate Road (Road No. 5100).  Travel .5 mile to Kamiak Butte County Park Road (Road No. 6710) to the park entrance on the left.


For information or to reserve a shelter, contact (509) 397-6238

Whitman County Parks and Recreation Department

310 North Main Street, Colfax, WA  99111

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