Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 1/1 - 12/31
Fees: 1/01-12/31 $5 per vehicle daily use and $15 overnight for Umtanum, Lmuma Creek, Big Pines, and Roza sites.
Annual Fees: BLM will be moving to a year round fee system at BLM sites in the Yakima River Canyon beginning May 15, 2016. Day use and camping fees will remain the same (Day use fees $5.00 per vehicle/per day, and overnight camping fees $15.00 per night).
Big Pines is located in the scenic Yakima River Canyon, which cuts through massive basalt cliffs and rolling desert hills, 19 miles south of Ellensburg, Washington,
This canyon has been designated as a state scenic route and offers excellent wildlife viewing, fishing in a Blue Ribbon trout stream, family river rafting and camping.
Reservations accepted from May 15 through Sept. 15 at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The rest of the year is first come, first served. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance but not less than 48 hours of the desired arrival date.
At 20 acres, Big Pines is BLM’s largest recreation site in the Yakima River Canyon. The northern edge of the recreation site is adjacent to undeveloped hiking trails on lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
From Ellensburg, Washington, take Hwy 821 (Canyon Road) south through the Yakima River Canyon. Big Pines is located at milepost 10.