Yakima Sportsman State Park

Yakima Sportsman State Park is a 247-acre camping park created in 1940 by the Yakima Sportsman's Association to promote game management and the preservation of natural resources. The park is on the floodplain of the Yakima River and is an irrigated green zone in an otherwise desert area. The park has a variety of deciduous trees that shade camping and picnic areas.
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Ponds, lakes, and rivers attract fishermen, both young and adult, to this location. More than 140 species of bird make wildlife watching a delight. The campground is a stay-over place for events at the Yakima Sun-Dome and fairgrounds.

Discover PassA Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail
  • Picnic area
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity, plus two sheltered and many unsheltered picnic tables. The kitchen shelter is reservable. Call to reserve at 888-226-7688.

  • Two Miles of Hiking Trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Freshwater Fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
Interpretive Opportunities
There is a Juan A. Alvarez Outdoor Living Classroom in the park that has a short, paved ADA accessible trail and pier which enters a wetland area. This trail affords visitors a look at a living, working wetland.

Additional Information
  • Hiking is allowed on two miles of unpaved roadway on the river dike.
  • Ponds and lakes are stocked with fish. Juvenile fishing is allowed year-round. Adult fishing is permitted in the river in season.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington State Parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.