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Chief Timothy Park

Campground Description:  This former state park is now operated by a private contractor reporting to the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Chief Timothy Park and day use area are situated on an island in the Snake River approximately 4 miles East of Clarkston, Washington.  A very picturesque park with both a campground and day use area, Chief Timothy Park offers a boat launch, multiple docks, waterskiing, fishing, sandy beaches, sailing, swimming, horseshoes, and hiking trails.  The campground at Chief Timothy Park is broken into two loops with a total of 66 camp sites.  Many are full hookup and all are pull through sites with the exception of the tent sites.  Groceries and shopping are available in both Clarkston and Lewiston.  The park is open April to October.

Number of Sites:  66

Electricity:  Yes at 1-21

Water:  Yes at 1-21

Sewer:  Yes at 1-13

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Highway 395/12 Eastbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 3 miles.  Immediately after crossing the Snake River, turn left onto State Route 124.  At Waitsburg, State Route 124 merges into US Highway 12 and continues East.  The park entrance is 73 miles East of Waitsburg on the left (North).  Highway 11 Northeast from Pendleton, Oregon  Drive Northeast on Highway 11 for 41 miles to Walla Walla.  At Walla Walla turn East onto US Highway 12.  Follow to Waitsburg.  The park entrance is 73 miles East of Waitsburg yards on the left (North).

Fishing:  Excellent fishing on the world famous Snake River.  Fishing is available in the park, from boats and in many locations outside of the park along the riverbank.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Fairly good.  Some light pollution from Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington (4 miles distant).  Views are limited by the park's abundance of trees, however, there are few trees in the area surrounding camp sites 34-50.  Hills to the North and South partially obstruct the skies.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.41854 North, 117.10445 West.

Nearby Golfing: 

Clarkston, Washington:  Quail Ridge Golf Course
Lewiston, Idaho: Bryden Canyon Golf Course 445 Oconner Rd, Lewiston, ID  83501-4559
(208) 746-0863

Contact Information:  Chief Timothy Park 13766 Highway 12, Clarkston, WA 99403 (509) 758-9580  On-line reservations


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The entrance to Chief Timothy Park

Fees for day use and camping at Chief Timothy Park

Map of the campsites at Chief Timothy Park

A portion of the huge day use area at Chief Timothy Park. The day use area offers boat launches and docking, restrooms, BBQs and playground equipment

Chief Timothy Park is located on an island in the Snake River. Shown is the camping area and swimming beach

A full hook-up campsite with a boat dock. Sites 1-13 are full hook-up campsites.

A typical pull through campsite. Sites 14-21 offer water and electricity.

Typical no hookup campsite

The restroom facilities offer flush toilets and hot showers

A public information poster explaining the importance of Chief Timothy to the Lewis and Clark expedition

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