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Yakima Sportsman State Park

Central Washington > Yakima
46.5919, -120.4533 Map & Directions
Length
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Wood Ducks. Photo by Bob and Barb. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

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Visit this 247 acre park on the floodplain of the Yakima River. With two miles of hiking trails, it's a great place to explore if you happen to be camping nearby. With fall foliage, wildflowers, and fishing, it's a delightful destination at any time of the year. Continue reading

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Hiking Yakima Sportsman State Park

Yakima Sportsman State Park is a 247 acre park on the floodplain of the Yakima River. With two miles of hiking trails, it's a great place to explore if you happen to be camping nearby.

The mostly level trails loop around and into each other through cottonwoods, elm, and willow tress. Visit in the autumn, when these deciduous trees are vivid with the reds, oranges, and yellows of a crisp fall day.

The trails are well marked with maps at each intersection, and fishing is allowed year-round in the juvenile fishing pond where you may glimpse wood ducks. Mallards, geese, cinnamon teal, red-winged blackbirds, and hawks are also visible here - a real birdwatcher's haven.

Look for evidence of beaver activity, and in spring, keep an eye out for wildflowers.

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Yakima Sportsman State Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.5919, -120.4533 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

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Getting There

From Yakima drive southeast on Interstate 82, take exit 34 and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Follow signs about 2 miles to the park.

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Central Washington > Yakima

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