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).
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.
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.
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.