Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park with a unique geology and history. The park offers a dramatic view of one of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. Palouse Falls drops from a height of 198-feet with high volumes of water flow in spring and early summer.
  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Parking at Palouse Falls State Park is limited. Expect long waits on weekends and holidays. Trailer and RV parking is not possible during these times; turnarounds do not exist, and RVs or trailers will not be permitted entrance into the park. Nearby Lyons Ferry State Park offers swimming and picnicking.

Tips for your visit to Palouse Falls:
  • Bring exact cash or check for payment
  • Take along plenty of water
  • Be prepared for extreme heat
  • Plan ahead for potential wait times
  • Camping is very limited; have a second option

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail
  • Picnic area

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park provides one picnic shelter with a table and brazier, seven uncovered braziers, 15 unsheltered picnic tables, and 2-acres of picnicking area. Picnic sites are first come, first served. This park is a cash or check only location. Due to technical issues no credit card kiosk is available.



  • 0.5 miles of ADA hiking trails

Other Activities & Features

  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive Opportunities

There are interpretive panels throughout the park about the Ice Age Floods and the creation of the canyon.

Additional Information

  • The quarter-mile ADA accessible hiking trail overlooks the falls.