Frequently Asked Questions - Crescent Bar Recreation
Work began on Oct. 17 and is expected to continue through May 2017. This phase of the project includes development of a new day-use park and trail and marina area off-island, and a new campground and day-use park on island.
Other projects occurring over the next two years include renovation of the on-island boat launch/parking area, 61-slip marina, a commercial building, and new wastewater and water systems.
Central Washington Management Group is operating the Crescent Bar Recreation Area under agreement with Grant PUD through December 31, 2017. If you have questions about recreation on the island, call Central Washington Management Group at (509) 754-5002.
The off-island boat launch will be closed until the boat launch, channel work and parking area are completed (anticipated for late May 2017). The on-island boat launch (just east of the on-island condominiums) and parking area will be open and available to the public until construction in that area begins in fall 2017. Temporary closures of the on-island boat launch may occur during winter and spring 2017. Alternative boat launches in the vicinity are at Apricot Orchard Boat Launch and Frenchman Coulee Boat Launch. Please click here for information on alternative launches.
There is no charge for parking. However, overnight parking is not allowed in the day-use areas.
The golf course will remain open to the public during construction, but there will be limited parking. If you have specific questions about the golf course, call Central Washington Management Group at (509) 754-5002.
The current campground in the off-island area is now permanently closed. A new campground is being constructed at the north end of Crescent Bar Island, which is anticipated to be completed by Memorial Day weekend 2017. Water and sewer hookups to the new campground sites will not be available until summer 2018, but the sites will have full electrical hookups. There will be no dump station available in 2017.
Check Grant PUD’s camping webpage after March 1, 2017 for on-line campground reservations.
Visit Grant PUD’s Crescent Bar Recreation Plan webpage.
Call Grant PUD Property Services Supervisor Sheryl Dotson at 754-5002, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.