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Auduboners camp at the far (northwest) end of the Wenas Creek Campground.  While the road in can be a bit dicey at times, people manage to drive in trailers and campers.  Many others use tents, and thereby better enjoy the sounds of owls and poorwills at night.

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A few things to note:

  • NO motor vehicles within 50 feet of the creek.

  • There is no water available, so BRING YOUR OWN.  The water in the stream is not safe to drink.

  • NO campfires or charcoal barbecues!  Temperatures are projected to be high, so DNR will be enforcing this rule in 2014.

  • This is primitive camping; there are no restrooms, marked sites, or picnic tables.

  • The committee provides chemical toilets and must pay rental fees with donations from those who use these useful facilities. A "potty kitty" will be passed at campfire. Thanks for your generosity again this year.

  • The campground is about 2,500' elevation, and can be quite cold at night, and hot during day.  Rain is moderately common during Memorial Day weekend.  During dry years, the campground can be very dusty.  Down by the creek, the mosquitoes can be bad.  On the meadow above, they're not usually a problem.

  • Bicycles and Frisbees are fun, chairs, tables, tarps, telescopes and cameras standard gear.

  • Please leave pets at home, but if you do have a dog with you, keep it on leash.

  • In camp we have natural history workshops with some of the state's top birders, WNPS botanists, entomologists etc.

  • There are old-fashioned campfires in the evening with singing, story telling and recapping the sightings of the day.

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Wenas Lake Area:
    Stagecoach RV Park

    Wine Country Inn Bed and Breakfast


Ellensburg Area Motels (incomplete):
    Best Western
    Comfort Inn
    Days Inn
    Holiday Inn Express
    Inn at Goose Creek
    Nites Inn Motel
    Super 8 Motel

Yakima area Hotels/Motels (incomplete):
    Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
    Days Inn
    Fairfield Inn and Suites
    Holiday Inn Express
    Oxford Inn
    Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
    Howard Johnson Plaza
    Comfort Suites

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. One hundred and forty bird species have been identified in the park. Ponds lure fishers to the river. The park is a popular stay-over spot for travelers and visitors to events in the Yakima area.  Reservations at:(888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

     Silver Beach Resort, Naches

Bethel Ridge Retreat, Hwy 410, 25 miles west of Yakima

For more information including links and maps to Yakima and Ellensburg lodging, see: http://www.visityakima.com

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