Kamiak Butte County Park
| Klemgard County Park
| The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail
Park sits in the Snake River Canyon
approximately three miles upstream from Lower Granite Dam.' The park is open from 7:00am to dusk and for
overnight camping year round.'' The 49
acre park is a popular place for families to picnic and camp.' A nearby boat ramp facility provides access
to the reservoir for fishing and water sports.'
Unique to the park is the earth-sheltered ranger residence.
From June 10th
- October 10th fires are restricted in the entire canyon.
No open fires and no smoking on
trails.' Gas stoves and briquettes can be
used for cooking
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Amenities: One large group shelter (capacity of
100 people) with ten picnic tables and a large barbecue grill, Seven small
shelters (capacity of 8 people) with a picnic table and barbecue grill, year
round restroom facilities, bird viewing platform, and half mile interpretive
hiking trail.' As you follow along the
interpretive trail, you will learn geology, history, and natural features of
the park and Snake River
Canyon.' The park also holds a small bay off of the Snake River at the base of Wawawai Creek.' The bay offers recreational opportunities for
non-motorized boating and fishing.' In
1980, an earth-sheltered house was constructed in Wawawai County
This innovative feature serves as the park ranger's home.' To learn more about the unique features of
the home, its construction and/or to schedule a group tour contact Wawawai County Park
Shelter Reservations (Day
Use Only): Reservation Requirements and Rules
Wawawai Large Group Shelter
' 1 - 100 people = $100.00
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
at the top of this page.
Camping: Nine campsites are available to
campers on a first come first serve basis for $15.00 a night and an additional
$5.00 for a second vehicle (maximum of two vehicles per site).' Campers please note this is a gated park with
no access into or out of the park from dusk until 7:00am. Water is
available at the campground from mid-April through mid-October.' The campground offers five pull in sites (two
offering sand tent pads) and four pull through recreational vehicle
sites. None of the sites have hookups).'
Tent camping is permitted at every site.'
During the late-spring, summer, and early-fall months the campground is
irrigated with sprinklers Monday through Thursday and tent campers are
requested to use the sand tent pads, which remain dry.' Each campsite offers a picnic table and fire
pit with a grill.' Restroom facilities
are available year round.' Campfires are
permitted from October 11th through June 9th.' From June 10th through October 10th
only barbecue briquettes and gas grill and lanterns are permitted, open fires
are restricted because of a high fire danger.
Directions to Wawawai
Pullman: Take Highway 195 that detours around Pullman and connects with the Lewiston highway. After driving approximately
1 mile, turn left (at the blinking amber light) onto Wawawai-Pullman Road (Rd No. 9010).
Travel south 9.5 miles to the Wawawai Road
(Rd. No. 9000). Turn right on Wawawai Road
(Rd. No. 9000) and travel 5.5 miles down the canyon to Wawawai County
From Colfax: Take
Highway 195 South towards Pullman.
Approximately 15 miles from Colfax, turn right on Wawawai-Pullman Road (Rd No. 9010). Travel 9.5 miles to the Wawawai Road (Rd.
No. 9000). Turn right on Wawawai
Road (Rd. No. 9000) and travel 5.5 miles down the
canyon to Wawawai
information or to reserve a shelter, contact (509) 397-6238
Parks and Recreation Department
310 North Main
Street, Colfax, WA 99111