There are several recreation areas managed by the Corps on the shores of Lake Wallula. Hood Park offers a swim beach, camping sites, reservable group shelters, picnic tables, and boat ramps. Columbia Park is outgranted to the Cities of Kennewick and Richland and features playgrounds, picnic tables, boat ramps, group shelters, and great access to the shoreline. Chiawana Park is outgranted to the City of Pasco and offers reservable group shelters, a boat ramp, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, and a horseshoe pit, along with excellent access to the water.
Click on the link for McNary Recreation to learn more about recreation opportunities at McNary.
McNary also includes several Habitat Management Units (HMUs) surrounding Lake Wallula. These areas provide habitat for fish and wildlife species. People are welcome to come and walk around these HMUs to watch wildlife, go birding, and in many instances, hunt, though there may be restrictions on certain weapons for different HMUs. For information on the HMUs that the Corps manages, please visit the site linked above for McNary Lock and Dam, or McNary Recreation.
The lands surrounding Lake Wallula possess many different types of resources: natural, recreational, and cultural or historical. We take our responsibility to protect these resources seriously, and an updated Master Plan will help us to preserve these resources for future generations.