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Description - Lewis and Clark Trail State Park covers 37 acres with 1,333 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Touchet River. The park offers 30 standard campsites, 50 picnic sites, a large kitchen shelter, one small kitchen shelter, a trailer dump, a group camp site with a 50-person capacity, a 1.0 mile interpretive trail, one small interpretive display shelter, a .75 mile bird watching trail, a small shop, and an amphitheater for campfire programs.

Recreation - Activities at the park include bird watching, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, sledding and base camping for big game and bird hunting.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. The Cascades split the state and alter weather patterns. Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, located east of the mountains, receives significantly less rainfall than regions west of the mountains with an average annual precipitation of twelve inches.

Average summer temperatures are 94 degrees maximum and 50 degrees minimum. Because central Washington is landlocked and subject to winter winds, winter temperatures are much colder than those in western Washington.

Location - Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, in southeast Washington, is located in
Columbia County, on U.S. 12 between Waitsburg and Dayton.

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Filed By: Janie Stone (Ellensburg, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My husband and I spent the night at the park last year at my suggestion. I was raised in Dayton Washington and have always loved the park. My fondest memory is my parents wedding reception there. The trip from Ellensburg is fairly simple as we go through Vantage, Desert Aire and over through Pasco and Waitsburg. The best place to stop and eat used to be the Pizza place in Waitsburg, but she retired from that and well no one could make pizza like Oma Harding. The hardest part of the trip was being patient to get there due to anticipating the peace and quiet after planning, organizing, and packing for it. All and all I would say that this particular park is one of my favorite places on earth. Take care and enjoy your self and the relaxing stay.

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Contact Information:
Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, 36149 Hwy 12 , Dayton, WA, 99328, Phone: 509-337-6457

Additional Information:
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