Lower Granite Dam and Lake

The park manager for the Lower Granite Natural Resources Office of the Corps of Engineers would like to invite you to visit any of the recreation areas that our staff manages on Lower Granite Lake, Lake Bryan and the upper reaches of Lake West—all on the Lower Snake River. Our recreation areas offer a wide array of outdoor activities, everything from serene walks along tree-lined paths on the Clearwater & Snake River National Recreation Trail to sturgeon fishing at Lower Granite Dam. While visiting, please enjoy opportunities such as camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and boating, as well as hunting deer, upland game birds, and waterfowl.

Both Little Goose and Lower Granite Dam feature fish viewing rooms that allow you an up-close look at the many species of fish in the Lower Snake River. Lower Granite Lock and Dam also has a Visitor Center that offers movies, inter-active displays, brochures, guided tours, and a friendly and helpful staff. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning May 1.

Due to increased risk of wildfires during the summer months, a seasonal ban on wood fires exists from June 10 through October 10. Charcoal and propane fires are welcome year-round.

If you have already visited one or more of these areas, I would be very pleased to get your comments and suggestions on how well we have met your needs and what we can do to improve your visit next time!


General Information:

Type of Recreation: Day-Use
State: Washington
County: Garfield
Administering Office: Lower Granite Natural Resources Office
Location: 35 miles north of Pomeroy, Washington; or 23 miles south of Colfax, Washington, at Snake River Mile 110.
Acreage: 500 Acres


From Clarkston, Wash.: Follow State Hwy 12 West (~20 miles) N on Ledgerwood Rd (~2mi) Continue onto Kirby Mayview Rd (~18mi) Follow signs to Dam (stay R on Kirby Mayview as it turns into N Deadman) Follow road 16 miles to Dam. Visitor Center is on the South Shore. 

From Pullman, Wash.: Hwy 194 SW – Follow signs to Almota and Boyer Park. Follow Lower Granite Rd to Dam. At security gate, dial 2210 for crossing escort.

From state highway 127 - turn east just south of the Snake River on Lower Deadman Creek Road. Proceed 35 miles following the directional signs to Lower Granite Dam. 

Day-Use Area: Restrooms
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fishing (seasonal, according to Washington State regulations)
Visitor Center is open 7 days a week
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Visitor Center Bookstore is open Friday through Monday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fish Viewing Room, Theater, Interpretive Displays & Gift Shop
Outdoor Esplanade (providing picturesque view of Powerhouse, Tailrace, & Navigation Lock)
Guided Tours:
Tours of the Dam:
Friday-Saturday, scheduled tours at 2 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday by request or appointment
Point of Contact: Park Ranger/Tour Guide: 509-843-2214, email tourlowergranite@usace.army.mil
Operating Agency:

Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Address: 100 Fair Street
Clarkston, Washington 99403
Phone: 509-751-0240
Contact: Resource Manager

Distance to Nearest:
Hospital: 21 Miles (Whitman Community Hospital, Colfax, Washington, 509-397-3435; or Garfield County Memorial, Pomeroy, Washington, 509-843-1591)
Grocery Store: 2 Miles
Motel: 21 Miles
Restaurant: 2 Miles
Airport: 30 Miles
Auto Mechanic: 21 Miles

Dam Crossing:

Dam Crossing is available 7 days a week 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. except during some holidays. Extended crossing hours during the summer available Fri, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please call 1-888-DAMINFO (1-888-326-4636) for the most up to date Dam Crossing Information.

Pets must be kept on a leash. Horses and hunting are prohibited. No open fires allowed. Charcoal and propane fires are acceptable. The Park Ranger can be reached at 509-843-2214.

Contact Us

Lower Granite Natural Resources
Management Office
100 Fair Street
Clarkston,  WA  99403
Phone: 509-751-0240
E-mail: clarkstonnaturalresources@usace.army.mil

Lower Granite Visitor Center
Phone:  509-843-2214

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