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Kamiak Butte County Park

 


Klemgard County Park | The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail | Wawawai County Park


Welcome to Kamiak Butte, recognized as a National Natural Landmark. The park has over five miles of forested hiking trails.  The 3.5 mile Pine Ridge Trail is part of the National Trails System!  Reaching an elevation of 3,641 feet (second highest point in Whitman County), the park offers visitors a panoramic view of the Palouse region.  Keep your eyes open as the park plays host to over 150 bird, mammal and vegetation species.  Pack a lunch and spend the day hiking trails or utilizing the day use area!  Kamiak Brochure

 

 

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE - June 27, 2016

 

KAMIAK BUTTE COUNTY PARK DAY USE and TRAIL SYSTEM BACK OPEN FROM YESTERDAY'S FIRE.

 

 

FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ' Beginning June 27th

 

Due to current conditions and long term forecast fire restrictions are in place in all Whitman County managed parks.' No open fires and no smoking on trails.' Gas stoves and briquettes can be used for cooking.'

 

KAMIAK BUTTE COUNTY PARK's CAMPGROUND CLOSED BEGINNING FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016

 

Beginning Friday, July 1, 2016 the campground at Kamiak Butte County Park will be closed until further notice.' Please check our website or Facebook page for updates.' '

 

WHITMAN COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS

 

Tim Myers, Director, Whitman County Parks Department would like to remind visitors that fireworks are not allowed in the following Whitman County parks:' Kamiak Butte, Klemgard, Wawawai, Colfax Trail, Elberton, and the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail.

 

WHITMAN COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT EXTEND THEIR THANKS

 

Thank you to all the fire departments, emergency response personnel, area landowners, and volunteers for their immediate and extended response in extinguishing the fire at Kamiak Butte County Park on Sunday, June 26th!' We were overwhelmed and humbled by the response of so many!!' Thank you again, Tim, Janel, Dave, and the Whitman County Park Board.

 

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Park Amenities: Picnic tables with cooking grills and campfire pits, 3 small shelters (capacity 35), 1 large group shelter (capacity 100), amphitheater, hiking trails and playground.  Kamiak Butte is handicap accessible, except for some trails.  Download a self-guided nature walk brochure or pick one up at the Whitman County Parks, Recreation and Developmental Services Department in Colfax. The Pine Ridge Trail is recognized as a national Recreation Trail.  On average, the entire 3.5 mile trail may be accomplished within one to two hours.  This gated park is open from 7:00 am to dusk.  Please note during the height of fire season, this park may be closed to visitor usage.  

  

Shelter Reservations (Day Use Only): Reservation Requirements and Rules

Shelter

Maximum Capacity

(Including Outside Seating)

Fee

Deposit

Kamiak Butte Larch Shelter

(Large Group Shelter)

100

   1 -  100 people = $ 100.00

  Weddings/Receptions =

$250.00 minimum

$100.00

Kamiak Butte Pine Shelter

  35

   1 -  35 people = $ 100.00

' Weddings/Receptions =

$250.00 minimum

$100.00

For shelter reservations, contact the Park's Office at 509-397-6238.   Please note:  Klemgard County Park's Large Group Shelter can accommodate groups up to 200, for more information on Klemgard, select Klemgard County Park, at the top of this page.

  

Camping: Camping in designated areas only. 7 sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Campers please note this is a gated park with no access into or out of the park from dusk until 7:00am.  $15.00 per night with 1 vehicle allowed.  Sites are limited to two vehicles total, please add $5.00 to camping fee for second vehicle.  Electrical and water hookups are not available.  Water is available in select locations of the campground from April 15th - October 15th.  Restrooms available year round.  Each camp site has a  picnic table and grill.  Camp sites are limited to vehicles 18' in length or smaller.  Larger vehicles are not permitted on the campground road, however, the upper parking area may be utilized for overnight accommodations.

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Directions to Kamiak Butte County Park:

From Pullman: Take State Highway 27 North 11 miles.  Turn left on Clear Creek Road for .5 mile.  Turn left on Fugate Road (Road No. 5100). Travel .5  mile to Kamiak Butte County Park Road (Rd. No. 6710) to the park entrance on the left.

 

From Colfax:  Take State Highway 272 (Palouse Highway) East for 5 miles .  Turn right onto Clear Creak Road for 7 miles.  Take a sharp right onto Fugate Road (Road No. 5100).  Travel .5 mile to Kamiak Butte County Park Road (Road No. 6710) to the park entrance on the left.

 

For information or to reserve a shelter, contact (509) 397-6238

Whitman County Parks and Recreation Department

310 North Main Street, Colfax, WA  99111

     
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