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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  • This is the first campground where we were told that we can't set up on the grass!!! Instead we had to park ON THE ROAD in front of the site!!? The grass is all dead already, they should just gravel o...  more »
  • Beautiful park for camping, rv, or picnicking. Shelters for some of the picnic areas. Well kept with lots of space, clean bathrooms, playground, and walking path close by.  more »
  • For being in the middle of a small city this was a really nice campground. All of the facilities were really nice and clean. Even though we were on a non-hookup site it was still very spacious and the...  more »
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  • Nice clean state park. The camping spaces don't have a lot of privacy but they are separated from each other. It was quiet except for a slight buzz of race track cars I believe. But don't forget I'm writing this in the 1st week of April so it's the campgrounds is only about 30% full maybe. My only problem with the place was we could not find a map anywhere when we arrived and no one was on duty at the ranger station so we couldn't ask where various amenities were located.
  • This park is located on the Yakima River near the city of Yakima. It is easy to find off I 82 and hwy 24. The campground is well managed with a staffed gatehouse and frequent patrols by park staff. The campground borders on a dike and wetlands. You will need bug spray at this park; particularly on the trails. There are both paved and dirt trials around ponds that provide habitat for birds and wildlife and trails along the dike. We saw lots of birds hiking the trails around the ponds. The Lily Pond in the picnic area is overgrown with brush. There is no beach and no swimming in this park. The playground is in good condition, close to the campground and there is lots of green grass. Lots of full-service spaces– both drive-through and back-in. Pull-thru spaces are very close together with barely room for an awning. The back-in spaces offer more room. None of the spaces offer much privacy. Lots of shade trees. Showers require tokens from machine near park office. The park map has a list of fines for violation of park rules ranging from $99 to $150 on the back.
  • This is a very peaceful and quiet park. A wonderful place to just go and get away for a week or so. The one bad thing is that when it gets dark out its pitch black outside and u cant see anything when u take ur dogs out the only thing that helps from losing them is the leash there on. I will come back here anytime i need to its wonderful.
  • Great season to spend a day/weekend in Sportsman. Apring foilage comming on strong and wildlife is 'twiterpated'. Amenities back on while still understaffed-those present are a blessing.
  • Very nice state park with day use area and camping. Wetlands hiking trails along the Yakima river, and full size beach volleyball court complete with sand. Just opened March 1st.
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