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Wawawai County Park

Admission Fee

No Admission Fee, donations welcome!

Wawawai County Park sits in the Snake River Canyon approximately three miles upstream from Lower Granite Dam.  The park is open from 7am to dusk and for overnight camping year round. The 49 acre park is a popular place for families to picnic and camp. There is a half mile, interpretive, hiking trail. A nearby boat ramp facility provides access to the reservoir for fishing and water sports. Unique to the park is the earth-sheltered ranger residence.

For the safety of your pet, the wildlife, park visitors, and other domestic animals, always keep your pet on a leash.

Fire Restrictions
From June 10th - October 10th fires are restricted in the entire canyon.
No open fires and no smoking allowed.  Gas stoves and briquettes can be used for cooking.

Fireworks are Prohibited
As a reminder to visitors, fireworks are not allowed in any of the County Parks.

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 Park Amenities

  • Wawawai County Park features an earth-sheltered house which serves as the Park Ranger's home.
  • Half mile interpretive hiking trail - As you follow along the interpretive trail, you will learn geology, history, and natural features of the park and Snake River Canyon.
  • One large group shelter with ten picnic tables, a large barbecue grill, and electrical outlets (capacity of 100 people) (available first come, first serve and for reservations) 
  • Seven small shelters, each with a picnic table and barbecue grill (capacity of 8 people each)
  • Wawawai Bay is a small bay off the Snake River at the base of Wawawai Creek - The bay offers recreational opportunities for non-motorized boating and fishing.
  • Bird viewing platform
  • Restrooms

Shelter Reservations

For shelter reservations contact the Park's Office at 509-397-6238.  Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks prior to your event.


  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only
  • 9 sites available on a first come, first served basis
  • $15 a night and $5 for 2nd vehicle
  • Each site has a picnic table and grill
  • Restrooms available year round, no showers
  • NO water or electrical hook ups
  • Water available in select locations of campground on a seasonal basis
  • This is a gated park with no access into or out of park from dusk until 7am


From Pullman

  • Take Highway 195 that detours around Pullman and connects with the Lewiston highway
  • After driving approximately 1 mile, turn left (at the blinking amber light) onto Wawawai-Pullman Road (Road Number 9010)
  • Travel south 9.5 miles to the Wawawai Road (Road Number 9000)
  • Turn right on Wawawai Road (Road Number 9000) and travel 5.5 miles down the canyon to Wawawai County Park

From Colfax

  • Take Highway 195 South towards Pullman
  • Approximately 15 miles from Colfax, turn right on Wawawai-Pullman Road (Road Number 9010)
  • Travel 9.5 miles to the Wawawai Road (Road Number 9000)
  • Turn right on Wawawai Road (Road Number 9000) and travel 5.5 miles down the canyon to Wawawai County Park


  1. Wawawai Large Group Shelter

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