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Campground Description: Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, this pretty 46-acre park is fully paved with rolling lawns, trees, swimming beach and an adjacent day use area with BBQ grills and shelters. Fishhook Park is well maintained and operated. The park offers restroom facilities with flush toilets in the day use and campground and hot showers for campers. A boat launch is available at the day use area. Hiking trails are available. The Northern border of Fishhook Park is the Snake River's Lake Sacajawea, formed by the pooling of the Snake River behind Ice Harbor Dam. Fishhook Park is located 19 miles southeast of Pasco, WA, on State Route 124. Visit www.recreation.gov for reservations and operating dates.
Nearby Camping: Charbonneau Park (8 miles west on Hwy 124 - turn north at milepost 8 on State Route 124), Hood Park (16 miles west on Hwy 124)
Number of Sites: 41 with partial hookups with an additional 11 tent sites on lawns
Water: Yes, at central locations and at sites with electricity (except site 16)
Sewer: No except site 1 which is the only full hookup site
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: Highway 395/12 Southbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 3 miles. Immediately after crossing the Snake River, take the exit onto State Route 124 to Waitsburg. Follow State Route 124 for 16 miles to milepost 116. Turn left at the sign for Fishhook Park at Fishhook Park Road. Follow Fishhook Park Road for approximately 4 miles to the park entrance.
Fishing: A Boat launch is 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: Very Good. Little light pollution. Elevation is approximately 460 feet. Views are limited by the park's abundance of trees. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.31653° North, 118.76710° West.
Nearby Golfing: Numerous Par 3 to championship courses in the Tri-Cities, 24 miles Northwest.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:US Army Corps of Engineers Ice Harbor Natural Resources 2339 Monument Drive Burbank, WA 99323 509-547-2048 US Army Corps of Engineers Make reservations online Reservations or call 1-877-444-6777
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Please note that these photos were taken during early February when foliage was not in bloom. In the Spring, Summer and Fall months, this park is very attractive.
Sign at the entrance to Fishhook Park
Campsite map of Fishook Park. Those sites starting with the letter "T" are tent only sites.
Many camping sites at Fishook Park have views of the Snake River
Restroom facilities at Fishhook Park offer flush toilets and hot showers
Playground equipment at Fishhook Park
Typical pull-through camping site at Fishhook Park
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