Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from April 1 through October 31

Ice Harbor Lock and Dam will be kicking off the 2023 recreation season with the opening of the Visitor Center on April 17. The Visitor Center will be open daily from 9 am to 4 pm through October 30. All adults will need to provide photo ID before entering.

Weekend tours of the dam will begin May 13 -14 and are given on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tours will be limited to 10 people including children. You can sign up for the tours at the visitor center. All tours require close toed shoes. If you are not a US citizen and would like to participate in a tour, please contact our office at 509-547-2048, at least 60 days prior to the tour.

The following interagency passes

Annual Military Pass,  Lifetime Military Pass, and Access Pass are only offered at Hood, Charbonneau, and Fishhook Parks.

Ice Harbor - Lake Sacajawea

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 Ice Harbor Lock and Dam - Lake Sacajawea Overview

Ice Harbor Lock and Dam is 2,822 feet long and 100 feet high. It is of the concrete gravity type, with an earth-fill embankment section at the north abutment. It has a ten-bay spillway that is 590 feet long, and ten, 50-foot tainter gates. There are two fish ladders for passing migratory fish.

When full, Lake Sacajawea extends northeast 32 miles upstream to Lower Monumental Dam, and has a surface area of 9,200 acres. 

 Ice Harbor Campgrounds

A variety of recreation opportunities such as fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating, hunting, hiking and camping are available around Ice Harbor Dam and Lake Sacajawea. Each of these parks has a day-use picnic area.

All campers must check in with the campground attendant upon arrival. The placement of camping equipment or other items on a site for the purpose of reserving the campsite for future occupancy is strictly prohibited.

 Public Lands

There are 3,576 acres of public lands surrounding Lake Sacajawea. These lands include fee lands that are federally-owned and managed by the Corps, as well as easement lands to which the Corps has specific rights or easements (i.e., flowage or access). There are 3,517.3 acres of Corps-managed lands that are utilized for public recreation purposes, wildlife habitat, wildlife mitigation, and water-connected industrial development. Public boat launching facilities are available at six locations along the shoreline, and there is a marina at Charbonneau Park.

 Navigation Lock

The lock is a single-lift type with clear plan. It has clear dimensions of 86 feet by 675 feet, and a 15-foot minimum depth.

CAUTION: Ice Harbor Dam's forebay restricted area has been relocated which has set further limitations to boater access near the upstream end of the dam. For more Navigation information see our page at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/.

 Hard Rock Mooring Dolphins
The Hard Rock Dolphin Mooring Facility consists of six mooring dolphins located one mile upstream from the dam. Because navigation is sometimes limited at the lock, the mooring dolphins are used during inclement weather to tow barges to safety, as well as temporarily moor barges from broken tows. The dolphins were installed in 1973, and three of the original dolphins have been replaced. In 1986, minor repair work was performed on all six dolphins.
 America the Beautiful Pass Information

The Golden Age and the Golden Access Passports will no longer be issued after Jan. 01, 2007. They are being replaced with the new America the Beautiful Pass program created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, passed by Congress. To learn more visit https://store.usgs.gov/pass/

Ice Harbor Visitor Center will be open until Oct. 31

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Overview  

Type of Recreation: Multi-media Visitor Center offering a variety of educational opportunities
State: Washington
County: Walla Walla
Administering Office: Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management -Ice Harbor Office
Location: Ice Harbor Lock and Dam, 2763 Monument Dr, Burbank, WA 99323
Highway Directions: 5.5 miles east of Burbank, Washington, on Highway 124, 2.5 miles north on Monument Drive.
Operating Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 509-547-2048

*** Access, to the Visitor Center and for tours, requires a valid government issued photo I.D. (drivers licence, passport, etc.)***

 

 

 

Facilities

Interactive Wildlife Display - Interpretive Displays and Programs
Fish Viewing Room
Restrooms
Drinking Water
Picnic Areas

Five different movies on demand: “The Snake - River of Life”, “Lewis and Clark: Confluence of Time and Courage”, “Ice Age Floods”, “Americas Inland Waterways”, and "Bobber the Water Safety Dog"

 

 Season and Hours of Operation

Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed June 8th and 9th.

 Distance to Nearest
Hospital: 12 Miles (Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco, Washington, 509-547-7704)
Grocery Store: 10 Miles
Motel: 12 Miles
Restaurant: Airport: 15 Miles
Auto Mechanic: 12 Miles
 Alerts and Important Information/Notes
For assistance, or to schedule group tours, call 509-547-2048  Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Charbonneau Park opens May 19, 2023

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 Overview      
Type of Recreation: Camping, Day-Use, Boating, Fishing, Swimming 
State: Washington
County: Walla Walla
Administering Office: Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management -Ice Harbor Office
Location:  Lake Sacajawea, Snake River Mile 11, South River Bank, 642 Campground Rd, Burbank, WA 99323
Acreage: 244 Acres
Highway Directions: 8.3 miles east of Burbank, Washington, on Highway 124, 2 miles north on Sun Harbor Drive.
Operating Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 509-547-2048

Reservations:
To make reservations, please visit the National Recreation Reservation Service at www.recreation.gov or call Toll Free (877) 444-6777.
For customers who are hearing impaired, please call the TDD Toll Free number at (877) 833-6777.
· Campsites can be reserved.
· Overlook group shelter and day-use group shelter can be reserved. If no reservation is posted at the shelter, the shelter becomes a first come first served facility.


 Facilities
Camping Area

-37 Regular RV/Tent Sites, each site has 50 amp electrical hook-up, fire pit/grill & picnic table (14 of these site are waterfront) 
-15 Full hook-up RV/Tent Sites, each site has 50 amp electric, potable water & sewer hook-ups, fire pit/grill & picnic table (2 of these sites are universally accessible (handicapped accessible) sites).

Day-Use Area: 

Flush Toilets (Summer only, winter - porta potty)
Picnic Tables, Swim Beach, Playground, Grills, and an informational Kiosk.

Boating: 

Two-Lane Launch Ramp into Lake Sacajawea open year round, Paved Ramp.

 Season and Hours of Operation 

Boat Ramp: Sept. 6, 2016 - May 18, 2017, open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
May 19, 2017 - Sept. 5, 2017, open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 2017 until May 17, 2018, open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Campground/ Day-Use Area: May 19, 2017 - Sept. 5, 2017, open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. 

 

 Distance to Nearest
Hospital: 15 Miles (Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco, Washington, 509-547-7704)
Grocery Store: 12 Miles
 Alerts and Important Information/Notes:

  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Campground check in time: after 2 p.m. - No Exceptions.
  • All campers must check in at gate house before proceeding into the campground.
  • Check out time: 12 p.m
  • Motorized or battery powered riding toys prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited

Fishhook Park opens May 19, 2023

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Overview     

Type of Recreation: Camping, Day-use, Boating, Fishing & Swimming
State: Washington
County: Walla Walla 
Administering Office: Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management -Ice Harbor Office
Location: Lake Sacajawea, Snake River Mile 18, South River Bank 
Acreage: 46 Acres
Operating Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 509-547-2048

Highway Directions: 16 miles east of Burbank, Washington, on Highway 124, and 4 miles north on Fishhook Park Road.

Reservations:
To make reservations, please visit www.Recreation.gov or call toll free (877) 444-6777. For customers who are hearing impaired, please call the TDD toll free number at (877) 833-6777. All of the campsites can be reserved. Group shelter can be reserved - if no reservation is posted at the shelter, the shelter becomes a first come first serve facility.

 

Facilities

Camping Area:

41 RV/Tent Sites - each site has 50 amp electric, potable water, fire pit/grill & picnic table, 1 full hookup site, 2 handicapped sites,1 primitive shoreline site with no water (#16).

11 Tent Only Sites - each site has a fire pit/grill & picnic table, tent sites are walk-to sites, nearby designated parking is available, tent sites T50 & T52 each have a sun shelter with three picnic tables and are double occupancy. Flush toilets, hot showers, playground, dumpsters, potable water spigots & dump station are also available.  

Day-Use Area: 

Picnic tables, sun shelters, grills, flush toilets, potable water, drinking fountains, swim beach, playground and life jacket loaner boards.

Boating:
Paved 2-lane launch ramp into Lake Sacajawea, handling dock, mooring dock.

 

Season and Hours of Operation

Campground, Day Use, and Boat Ramp: 

May 17, 2019 - Sept. 3, 2019, open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily

 

Distance to Nearest

Hospital: 22 Miles (Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco, Washington, 509-547-7704)
Grocery Store: 3 Miles
Gas: 3 miles
Ice Harbor Dam: 18 Miles

 

Alerts and Important Information/Notes

  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Campground check in time: after 2 p.m. - No Exceptions.
  • All campers must check in at gate house before proceeding into the campground.
  • Check out time: 12 p.m
  • Motorized or battery powered riding toys prohibited.

Levey Park is closed for the season

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 Overview    
Type of Recreation: Boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking
State: Washington
County: Franklin
Administering Office:  Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management -Ice Harbor Office
Location: Lake Sacajawea, Snake River Mile 13, North River Bank
Acreage: 50 Acres
Operating Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 509-547-2048

Highway Directions: 10.5 miles east of Pasco, Washington, on Pasco-Kahlotus Road, 1 mile south on Levey Road.

 Facilities 
Day-Use Area: 
Open during the 2017 season.

Group Shelter: 
Available as first come first serve during the 2017 season.

Boating:
Two-Lane Launch Ramp, Handling dock, Mooring dock open during the 2017 season.


 Season and Hours of Operation
May 19, 2017- Sept. 5, 2017,  7 a.m. - 10 p.m. only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

**Park gate will be locked at all times except for above open hours

 Distance to Nearest

Hospital: 14 Miles (Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco, WA, 509-547-7704)

Grocery Store: 14 Miles
 Alerts and Important Information
  • Alcohol is prohibited. 
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Open fires are prohibited.

Contact Us

Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management-
Ice Harbor Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2339 Monument Drive
Burbank, WA 99323
Phone: 509-547-2048
IceHarborParksRecreation@usace.army.mil

 

 

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