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Burn ban in effect June 1 through September 30. Fires prohibited unless contained inside approved devices and within designated areas. Propane grills and propane fire pits are allowed within cleared areas. More Info

Effective July 6, 2022, the nightly camping fee at the Sand Hollow Recreation Area will increase to $20.

Rocky Coulee Recreation Area Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire!

Relax, play, and explore


We have recreation sites with grassy areas, great beaches, walking and biking trails, and play equipment for a fun family afternoon. Want to camp overnight? Our campgrounds offer both park-like settings and rustic, back-to-nature surroundings. We have several boat launches up and down the river where you can launch your watercraft for free. We also have two great centers for education - the Grant PUD Visitor Center and the Wanapum Heritage Center. Click here for printable recreation-site map.

Contact Lands and Recreation:

Call 509-754-5085 (Monday through Friday / 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or email lands@gcpud.org.

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Apricot Orchard Boat Launch

This area has a single-lane boat launch, ADA transfer platform, parking area, ADA paths/access, sing …

Buckshot Recreation & Wildlife Area

This area is managed in cooperation with WDFW. A small boat launch accesses the Priest Rapids Pool. …

Burkett Lake Recreation Area

This is a dispersed recreation area. Shoreline fishing is popular. There is a day-use picnic shelter …

Crescent Bar Recreation Area

The Crescent Bar Recreation Area features two boat launches one on Crescent Bar Island at Riverbend …

Frenchman Coulee Recreation Area

This area is popular for beach goers and fishermen. Amenities include boat launch ramp, ADA boarding …

Grant PUD Visitor Center

The Grant PUD Visitor Center is located near Wanapum Dam about seven miles south of Vantage off High …

Huntzinger Boat Launch

This single-lane boat launch has an ADA accessible dock and vault toilets. It provides access to the …

Huntzinger Fishing Pier

This popular, ADA accessible fishing site on the Wanapum Pool was used as a barge landing during the …

Jackson Creek Fish Camp

This popular site located on the upper Hanford Reach, just below Priest Rapids Dam, provides camping …

Lower Wanapum Boat Launch

One-lane launch accesses Priest Rapids pool. Launch can accommodate small to medium recreational boa …

Priest Rapids Recreation Area

Located on the beautiful Columbia River in Grant County, the Priest Rapids Recreation Area is adjace …

Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area

This site is located south of the Sunland Estates shoreline community. Amenities include: picnic are …

Rocky Coulee Recreation Area - Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire❗

This remote area, located less than two miles north of Vantage (Is closed until further notice becau …

Sand Hollow Recreation Area

Popular for its sandy beaches and warm summer weather, Sand Hollow Recreation Area is located less …

The Cove Recreation Area

A large, shaded lawn area is available for day-use activities including BBQ grill and picnic tables. …

Vantage Boat Launch & Recreation Area

The Vantage Recreation area includes a popular boat launch located on the west side of the Columbia …

Wanapum Dam Overlook

This scenic vista showcases views of the Wanapum Dam and Sentinel Gap. Information about the Ice Age …

Wanapum Dam Turbine Park

This picnic area has shaded tables and an irrigated lawn. The Wanapum Dam and fish bypass can be vie …

Wanapum Dam Upper Boat Launch

Single-lane launch with ADA boarding float is located above Wanapum Dam. Launch was recently extende …

Wanapum Heritage Center

The Wanapum Heritage Center offers a look at the culture and values of the Wanapum band of Native Am …

Things to consider before you go out

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Fire & Water Safety

Safety is most important. Make sure you read and follow our safety rules and guidelines here.

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River Levels

River levels can fluctuate without notice, exposing hazards and also leaving beached boats high and dry. You can check river levels at each individual site with a boat launch above.

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Park Rules & Restrictions

Make sure you are familiar with the park rules and restrictions for Grant PUD’s recreation sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park overnight?

Overnight parking is limited to campground sites.

Commercial Vendor Opportunities

2022 Marina Vendor Info Packet

2022 Food Vendor Info Packet

2022 Concessionaire Application

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