Folsom Farm Recreation Site

Bureau of Land Management, Washington.

Step into the past as you explore more than 8,000 acres of beautiful landscapes that include an old farmstead, and habitats ranging from forest and shrub-steppe to grass and wetlands. The historic Folsom Farm interpretive site demonstrates how the landscape was converted into small farms, ranches and communities beginning in the late 1800s. Displays tell the history of farm life. Enjoy the chance to study numerous species of birds and other wildlife, picnic, backpack, horseback ride, mountain bike, or hunt throughout the entire Fishtrap area. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout is popular at Fishtrap Lake and during the winter at Hog Canyon Lake.

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Point of Interest:

Part of the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington, this area is named for the trenches and outcrops of ragged, scarred rock interspersed with wet meadows and wheat fields. The Great Missoula Ice Age Floods that scoured the region more than 12,000 years ago carved out this unique landscape.

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From Spokane, Washington: Drive west 30 miles on Interstate 90. Take Fishtrap Exit (Exit 254), turn left and travel south on the Old State Highway for 1.75 miles. Turn left onto Fishtrap Road. Travel 3/4 mile and past the site sign, turn left onto the site access road.

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