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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Umtanum

Spokane District  |  WA

Season Dates:  1/1 - 12/31

Fees:  5/15-9/15 $5/vehicle daily use and $15 overnight for Umtanum, Lmuma Creek, Big Pines, and Roza sites.

The Umtanum recreation site is located in the scenic Yakima River Canyon, 12 miles south of Ellensburg, Washington, which cuts through massive basalt cliffs and rolling desert hills.

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.

A wooden footbridge crosses the Yakima River at this site, providing the only access to the west side of the river in the Yakima River Canyon. The west side of the river consists mainly of BLM and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)-managed lands.

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Activities:

Watchable WildlifeRaftingGeological SightseeingHikingSwimmingFly FishingCanoeingCamping

Facilities:

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Directions:

From Ellensburg, Washington, take Hwy 821 (Canyon Road) south into the Yakima River Canyon. Umtanum is located at milepost 16, twelve miles south of Ellensburg.

Contact Information

1103 N Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212
509-536-1200

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