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Crow Butte Park
Campground Description: Crow Butte Park is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers and operated by the Port of Benton (County). Crow Butte Park is a 275 acre park situated on a 1500 acre island in the Columbia River. The park offers boating, water skiing, fishing, wind surfing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Crow Butte Park is a destination campground offering many days of outdoor activities. The park is divided into both a campground and a day use area. Both areas offer flush toilets and (pay) hot showers. Hiking trails lead to the top pf the island's butte affording views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams and the lower Columbia River region. Deer, coyotes, rabbits and other wildlife are easily seen roaming the island at dusk and dawn. Two miles east of Crow Butte Park is Whitcomb Island, a part of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Crow Butte Park is located approximately 55 miles southwest of the Tri-Cities, WA, on State Route 14. Open March 15 to October 15. Reservations are accepted and recommended.
Number of Sites: 50
Electricity: At every site
Water: At every site
Sewer: At every site
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Highway 395/I-82 Southbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 395/I-82 for approximately 22 miles. Take exit 131, turn right at at bottom of exit ramp onto westbound State Route 14. Follow for approximately 33 miles to milepost 155. Turn right at the sign for Crow Butte Park and circle around under State Route 14. Follow to park entrance. Interstate 82/US Highway 395 northbound from Oregon - take exit 131, turn left at at bottom of exit ramp onto westbound State Route 14. Follow for approximately 33 miles to milepost 155. Turn right at the sign for Crow Butte Park and circle around under State Route 14. Follow to park entrance. State Route 14 eastbound from US Highway 97 in Washington - Follow State Route 14 east for approximately 54 miles to milepost 155. Turn left at the sign for Crow Butte Park, immediately turn right and circle around under State Route 14. Follow to park entrance.
Fishing: The three boat launches at Crow Butte are adjacent to the park at the day use area. World class Columbia River fishing (seasonal) for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and small mouth bass. Small mouth bass are an easy catch from the shore.
Astronomy Opportunities: Superior! Elevation in the Crow Butte campground is approximately 330 feet. Trees in the campground obscure portions of the sky and views are generally best looking north and south due to hills to the east and west. Very dark skies with no light pollution. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.21606° North, 119.01349° West.
Nearby Golfing: Numerous Par 3 to championship courses in the Tri-Cities, 55 miles northeast.Pasco: Sun Willows in Pasco http://www.sunwillowsgolfcourse.com/ Pasco Golf Land - 2901 N. Road 40, Pasco, WA 99301 (509) 544-9291 Kennewick: Columbia Park Golf Course - 2701 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 586-2800 Canyon Lakes Golf Course - http://www.canyonlakesgolfcourse.com/ Richland: Columbia Point Golf Course - http://www.columbiapointgolfcourse.com/ Buckskin Golf Club - 1726 Bronco Ln, Richland, WA 99354 (509) 942-0888 West Richland Municipal Golf Course - 4000 Fallon Dr, West Richland, WA 99353 (509) 967-2165
Contact Information:Port of Benton Crow Butte Park P.O. Box 84 Paterson, WA 99345 509 875-2644 Crow Butte Park
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The sign at the entrance to Crow Butte Park
Map of the RV camping and tent camping sites at Crow Butte Park
The restroom facilities at Crow Butte Park offer flush toilets and hot showers
All of the road and camping surfaces at Crow Butte Park are paved
One of the long and wide RV camping sites at Crow Butte Park
Several of the RV camping and tent camping sites are on the Columbia River at Crow Butte Park
All of the trees at Crow Butte Park are fully mature offering shade at every camping site
The areas surrounding Crow Butte Park offer wildlife viewing and lots of fishing
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