Live Like Lewis and Clark in Hood Park on Lake Wallula

Hood Park is located on Lake Wallula in eastern Washington. The lake is formed by McNary Lock and Dam on the Mid-Columbia River. Lewis and Clark camped two miles downstream at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers, which is now the location of Sacajawea State Park.

Visitors enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking and swimming.

Things to Do at Hood Park

The lake provides great boating and swimming opportunities, and a boat ramp is provided for guests.

Fishing is also a popular pastime, and anglers will find excellent salmon and steelhead fishing on the lake.


Hood Park offers 67 family sites and one day-use group picnic shelter, all with electric hookups.

Natural Features

The campground is situated along the banks of the lake, offering sweeping views. Campers enjoy relaxing in the shade of the mature trees throughout the park.

Nearby Attractions

The McNary National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent to the park. It provides habitat for migrating waterfowl, bald eagles, shorebirds and other wildlife. Nature trails and an environmental learning center are open to the public.From Pasco, Washington, take Highway 12 east. After crossing the Snake River Bridge, take the next exit and continue to State Route 124. The park entrance is on the left just after the roundabout. 509-547-2048

General Information
Type of Recreation: Camping, Day-Use, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Fishing, Playground
State: Washington
County: Walla Walla
Location: Lake Wallula, Snake River Mile 2.5, South River Bank
Acreage: 99 Acres
Highway Directions: 3 miles south of Pasco, Washington, on U.S. Highway 12, at junction of Highway 124.

To make reservations, please visit or call toll free (877) 444-6777.

For customers who are hearing impaired, please call the TDD toll free number at (877) 833-6777.
100 percent of the campsites are reservable.
Group shelter is reservable – if no reservation is posted at the shelter, the shelter becomes a first come first served facility. Capacity: Up to 250 people.
40 picnic tables, two 4′ x 4′ grills, two electrical outlets & water, ample parking within walking distance.

Camping Area: 46 Regular RV/ tent sites, each site has fire pit/grill & picnic table, sites 3 -18 have 30 amp electric, Sites 2 & 19 – 69 have 50 amp electric. Flush toilets, hot showers, playground, amphitheater, dumpsters, potable water spigots & dump station.
Day-Use Area: Picnic tables, sun shelters, grills, flush toilets, water, swim beach, playground, group shelter, horse-shoe pits & basketball court, nature trail, and fish ponds.
Boating: 3- lane launch ramp, handling dock, crib wall.

Season and Hours of Operation:
Campground/Day Use: Opens: The weekend before Memorial Day weekend
Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily in the summer
Closes: After Labor Day
Boat Ramp: Open year round
Nature Trail: Open year round

Operating Agency
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2339 Monument Drive
Burbank, WA 99323
Phone: 509-547-2048

Distance to Nearest
Hospital: 4 Miles (Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco, Washington, 509-547-7704)
Grocery Store: 1 Miles
Ice Harbor Dam and Visitor Center: 8 Miles

Alerts and Important Information/Notes:
Alcohol is prohibited.
Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
Campground check in time: after 2 p.m. – No exceptions.
All campers must check in at gatehouse before proceeding into the campground.
Check out time: 12 p.m.
Motorized or battery powered riding toys prohibited.