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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 Visitors Center and the Wanapum Heritage Center. Click here for printable recreation-site map.

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Wanapum Dam Turbine Park

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

Apricot Orchard Boat Launch

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

Crescent Bar Recreation Area

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

Lower Wanapum Boat Launch

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

Wanapum Dam Upper Boat Launch

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

Huntzinger Fishing Pier

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

Huntzinger Boat Launch

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

Frenchman Coulee Recreation Area

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

Grant PUD Visitors Center

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

Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area

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

Wanapum Heritage Center

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

Vantage Boat Launch & Recreation Area

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

Jackson Creek Fish Camp

This popular site provides camping and fishing opportunities along the Columbia River with shoreline …

Priest Rapids Recreation Area

This area is located near the community of Desert Aire. Opportunities for camping and day-use activi …

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 …

Wanapum Dam Overlook

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

The Cove Recreation Area

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

Sand Hollow Recreation Area

Amenities include day-use picnic area, 10 primitive walk-in camping sites, 30 semi-primitive vehicle …

Rocky Coulee Recreation Area

This remote area has a short primitive trail and dispersed camping sites, available on a first-come, …

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. Check river levels at our boat launches here.

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Rules & Restrictions

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

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Interested in holding an event on Grant PUD property?

Please complete and submit our special use application for consideration