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Description - Steptoe Butte State Park covers 150.4 acres and offers seven picnic sites, seven stoves, 2 vault toilets, and no water.

Recreation - Activities at the park include bird watching, hang-gliding, hiking, picnicking, and viewing from the top of the Butte.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. The Cascades split the state and alter weather patterns. Steptoe Butte 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 - Steptoe Butte State Park, in southeast Washington, is located in Whitman County, 12 miles north of Colfax near the Washington-Idaho border.


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Filed By: R. Montgomery (Spokane, Wash)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My friend 2 weeks ago rode our mtn. bikes from the Park ent. to the top of Steptoe Butte It was extremely tough and took about 1hr,however the view was spectacular. Took 6 min to decend. It was a terrific. You can see forever, Mt Spokane some 50 miles away, Tekoa Mtn.etc. Don't cheat your self. Take a camera, you won't regret it. Met some nice people as well. I will never forget the trip.


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Contact Information:
Steptoe Butte State Park, c/o Palouse Area State Parks, 10152 State Route 127 , Pomeroy, WA, 99347-9645, Phone: 509-549-3551, Fax: 509-549-3645

Additional Information:
The Palouse - The Palouse represents idyllic America ­ a land of amber waves and warmhearted people. The long, peaceful roads are perfect for bike touring or scenic drives.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

Links:
Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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