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Yakima Sportsman State Park, Yakima

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Yakima Sportsman State Park is a state-operated, public recreation area in Yakima County, Washington. The park is a green, irrigated area in an otherwise desert region, encompassing on the floodplain of the Yakima River. It was created by the Yakima Sportsman's Association in 1940 and became a state park in 1956.Activities and amenitiesThe park has a campground with tent and utility sites, two miles of hiking trails, and picnicking facilities. Available activities include fishing, birdwatching, and horseshoes.
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  • Beautiful, large State Park with separate camping/RV area. Lots of open spaces for picnics, and there is a playground for the young ones. We walked on the hiking trails and enjoyed the solitude.  more »
  • I have been visiting Yakima for 48 years and this is the first time I have camped here, having stayed with family or in a motel on prior visits. Coming from the superb Lincoln Rock State Park to this ...  more »
  • Not much in the way of RV parks in the Yakima area - after a long drive decided on Yakima Sportsmen having stayed at State Parks in the past and being happy with them - not today - pull-through sites ...  more »
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  • YAKIMA SPORTSMAN STATE PARK is a nice park. It's nothing to write home about. It's a clean park, the bathrooms are clean. Some of the spots actually have shade. After just leaving the OlympicPeninsula it's hard (not) to compare the two areas. YAKIMA is an irrigated dessert. The park could use better signs, to get you going in the right direction, its not real clear. The man at the main gate was very friendly and helpful. We're in #17 which is probably one of the nicer spots. We have a shade tree, which I consider GREAT, since it's going to be right around 100 degrees today.
  • Nice place to stay. Pros: very very clean bathrooms, very secure, easy access to trails, and close to downtown Yakima. Cons: tight pull through sites, minimal views from the RV.
  • Quiet, beautiful and well kept park - hidden gem among the state park system. Lots of easy trails that the kids and I travel throughout the year. Plenty of birds for bird watching and interesting foliage for nature walks.
  • A perfect weekend getaway. Some of the nicest, cleanest public restrooms I've ever seen, and the campsites are large enough to get some privacy from the other campers. Great for tent camping, RVs, and day trips.
  • This state park is a real hidden gem in Yakima. Beautiful forestry, nice camping spots, fishing, and miles of trails just across the river from downtown. Easily one of my new favorite places.