BURBANK, Wash. – Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy 50 percent off Monday through Thursday camping all season long at recreation facilities managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near Ice Harbor Lock and Dam.
Hood Park – Open May 1 through Sept. 30, park gates are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Facilities: restrooms, showers, camping, group shelters, playground, swimming beach, day-use, picnicking, fishing, boat ramp, nature trail, fishing and wildlife viewing. The trail and the boat ramp are open to the public year round. Some campsites at Hood Park are designated reservable, and some available on a non-reservable, first-come, first-served basis. Getting there: travel 3 miles south of Pasco, Wash., on U.S. Highway 12, turn east at junction of Highway 124, park is immediately on the left; located at Snake River Mile 2.5, on the south riverbank of Lake Wallula.
Charbonneau Park – Open May 1 through Sept. 31, park gates open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Facilities: restrooms, showers, camping, day-use, fishing, swimming beach, playgrounds, picnicking, group shelter, boat ramp and marina. Campsites at Charbonneau Park are 100 percent reservable. Starting Oct 1, the park reverts to primitive camping, and the park closes at on Oct. 31. (Primitive camping means no hook-ups or flush toilets and showers, just portable ). Getting there: travel 8.3 miles east of Burbank, Wash., on Highway 124, then 2 miles north on Sun Harbor Drive; located at Snake River Mile 11, on the south riverbank of Lake Sacajawea.
Fishhook Park – Open May 20 through Sept. 7, open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Facilities: restrooms, showers, swimming beach, camping, picnicking, playground, group shelter, fishing and boat ramp. Some campsites at Fishhook Park are designated reservable, and some available on a non-reservable, first-come, first-served basis. Getting there: travel 18 miles east of Burbank, Wash., on Highway 124, then 4 miles north on Fishhook Park Road; located at Snake River Mile 18, on the south riverbank of Lake Sacajawea.
Discounts are automatically applied at time reservation is made online, at the call center, or at campgrounds as well for non-reservable sites managed as first come first serve sites. America the Beautiful, Senior and Golden Age Access passes honored for an additional 50 percent discount.
Contact information unless stated otherwise: Ice Harbor Natural Resources Management. Telephone: (509) 547-2048. Email: IceHarborParks&Recreation@usace.army.mil. To reserve a campsite go online to www.recreation.gov. Non-reservable sites are first-come, first-served. Find a Walla Walla District outdoor recreation opportunity near you – www.nww.usace.army.mil/corpsoutdoors.