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Plymouth Park, WA

part ofJohn Day Lock and Dam, Lake Umatilla, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: Plymouth Park
Status: Open through Fri Oct 30 2015   Season Dates


Plymouth Campground is located by the small town of Plymouth, Washington. The day use area and boat launch are on a small island on Lake Umatilla on the Columbia River.

Popular activities in the area include fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing and hunting.

Natural Features:

The park is situated in a high desert environment on an island on the Columbia River. The island is covered with tall sage and Russian Olive trees, but shade is limited.

Wildlife is abundant in the area, and mule deer, waterfowl and raptors are commonly seen.


Visitors enjoy boating, water sports and swimming in the river.

Anglers fish for Chinook, steelhead, walleye, sturgeon, and shad. The boat ramp is located at the day use area for convenient river access.


The campground offers 32 sites with electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and playground.

The day use area has a swim beach, boat ramp, flush toliets, vault toliet and courtesy dock.

Nearby Attractions:

McNary Dam and Visitor Center and Lake Wallula are two miles upstream from the campground. The lake offers additional opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
Know Before You Go
  • $5 fee for extra vehicles
  • Additional tent sites are available on a first come, first servedbasis on weekends and holidays.
  • Pets are allowed and must be kept on a maximum 6ft leash at all times.
  • Mailing Address: Plymouth Park, PO Box 823, Rufus, OR 97050
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.93167, -119.34833
45°55'54"N, 119°20'54"W

From Kennewick, Washington take US-395 South or 23 Miles to Exit 131. Merge onto State Route 14 West and continue for 1 mile. Turn south onto Plymouth Road and continue for 1 mile. Follow the curve to Christie Road. The campground is the first left and the day use area is the second left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Plymouth Park
Christy RD
Plymouth  WA  99346

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)506-4807
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