Wanapum Recreational Area

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August 15, 2014 2:00 PM

[DRAFT] Wanapum State Park closed until further notice.

Effective Monday, April 28, Wanapum State Park will be closed due to a fracture in the structure of Wanapum Dam. Grant County Public Utility District has closed all beaches and water access in the area above the dam, which includes Wanapum State Park, to protect sensitive cultural resources and help to ensure public safety. Because water access is integral to the park and a primary focus for visitors, all access to Wanapum State Park will be closed until further notice.

Full refunds will be provided to campers with reservations at Wanapum State Park for dates through July 7. State Parks reservation system operators are calling these customers to inform them of the cancellation and to process refunds; call 888-226-7688 to reach the call center.

Those with reservations at Wanapum for dates beyond July 7 may wish to retain their reservation in case the park reopens; or you may call and cancel your reservation any time this summer to receive a full refund.

Gingko Petrified Forest Interpretive Center, part of the Wanapum area, remains open for day use.