Class I Yakima River, WA

The Farmlands (Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park to Thrall Access)

The gentle Yakima River winds through rolling desert hills and basalt cliffs, some rising more than 2,000 feet, for 27 miles between Ellensburg and Yakima, Washington. The canyon offers excellent wildlife watching, fishing for Blue Ribbon trout, family-friendly rafting, and camping. The canyon's crevices and cliffs make a perfect home for the densest concentration of nesting hawks, eagles, and falcons in the state. The BLM manages over 9,000 acres in the Yakima River Canyon area, and the Yakima River State Scenic Byway provides access to BLM's four developed river access sites including Umtanum, Lmuma Creek, Big Pines, and Roza.

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 5.4 Miles
Fishing Yes
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Wenatchee Field Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
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