Fields Spring State Park is a 792-acre, forested park open year round. Located in the Blue Mountains of Southeastern Washington, the park is approximately 30 miles south of Clarkston on Highway 129 near Anatone. Fields Spring has several miles of hiking, biking and running trails. An annual Puffer Butte Huff and Puff Fun Run is held at the park each September. Winter activities
include groomed cross-country ski trails, a tubing hill and snowshoeing. Fields Spring has a diversity of wildflowers, native trees and plants, wildlife and birds and is located near popular hunting and fishing areas in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The park features teepees and small cabins for rent, 20 wooded, standard campsites, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, a dump station, a hiking/ski shelter located at the top of Puffer Butte and covered picnic shelters.
Fields Springs also offers two group lodges, Puffer Butte and Wo-He-Lo
. Each features fireplaces, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Puffer Butte is situated at an elevation of 4,550 feet and offers panoramic views of the northern end of Hells Canyon, the Wallowa Mountains and the Grand Ronde River.
For additional information about the park, please call (509) 256-3332.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is open year round for camping and day use. A Sno-Park permit is needed from Nov. 15 through April 30.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park has 20 tent spaces, all of which are suitable for tents or RVs. The park also provides one dump station, two restrooms (one ADA) and two showers. One kitchen shelter, with electricity, and a wood stove, is in the campground vicinity. All campsites are first come, first served. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability).
Two teepees sleep up to eight each and are available from June 15 through Labor Day each year. To reserve, call the park office at (509) 256-3332.
The Tamarack cabin sleeps up to four guests and is available April through October. To reserve, call the park office at (509) 256-3332.
Wohelo lodge with living room and dining room, open sleeping loft for 20, fully equipped kitchen, restrooms and showers. For reservations call (800) 360-4240 or (360) 902-8600.
Puffer Butte lodge accommodates a total of 80 overnight guests and features a comfortable log lodge with a fireplace and sleeping accommodations for 24. The lodge has a fully equipped commercial kitchen; a large dining/meeting/recreation room; restrooms and showers; six adjacent cabins that sleep a total of 56 with nearby restrooms and showers; an outdoor amphitheater with fire pit, horseshoe pits, volleyball net, ping pong table, outdoor grills and picnic tables. The lodge is accessible to people with disabilities.
For reservations call (800) 360-4240 or (360) 902-8600.
2013 camping fees:
Please note that the following general
fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all
fees will apply to all
parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).
May 15 – Sept. 15 (peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $23 non-premium site, $26 premium site
Partial-utility campsite*: $30 non-premium site, $35 premium site
Full-utility campsite*: $32 non-premium site, $37 premium site
*Please note: Camping fees during the 2013 peak season are $28 for partial-utility sites and $29 for full-utility sites at Beacon Rock, Lewis & Clark and Schafer state parks. These parks are first come, first served.
Jan. 1 – May 14 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 31 (off-peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $22 for non-premium and premium sites
Partial-utility campsite: $28 for non-premium and premium sites
Full-utility campsite: $29 for non-premium and premium sites
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park from April 1 through Sept. 30; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Located in the Blue Mountains on the southeastern tip of the state, 30 miles south of Clarkston, Wash. in Asotin County.
992 Park Road
Anatone, WA 99401
Take SR 129 south for 30 miles. Park is four miles south of Anatone. Turn left into main park entrance.
Fields Spring downloadable pdf map #1
List of all downloadable Washington State Park maps
This forested park is located in the Blue Mountains with a high elevation of 4,500 feet on top of Puffer Butte. It offers spectacular views of three states and the Grande Ronde River. Spring and summer wildflower displays attract visitors, as do winter sport opportunities.
This volcanically originated park was named after Mr. Fields, an early settler who developed a spring used by himself and neighboring settlers. The park is set along one of the Nez Perce Indian seasonal migration routes.
Puffer Butte was named for Mr. and Mrs. Puffer, homesteaders who every morning climbed the neighboring Peterson Butte to watch for Indians passing in the canyon below. If Indians were spotted, the Puffers moved their livestock to the top of Puffer Butte and left them there until the Indians passed through.
In 1974, 70 percent of the park's Douglas fir and white fir were damaged by a Tussock Moth infestation and had to be removed.
There are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
|Available in the park || |
Nearest supplies and services are in Clarkston, 30 miles north of the park on SR 129. The park is in a very remote setting.
|• 3 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 7 mi. Bike Trails
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Bird Watching
• 2 Fire Circles
• 3 Horseshoe pits
• Mountain Biking
• 1 Softball Field
• 2 Volleyball Fields
• Wildlife Viewing
The park is a popular site for berry collecting.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
• Cross-country Skiing
• Snow Play
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park offers two kitchen shelters with electricity, and 35 unsheltered picnic tables, all available first come, first served.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
• Crows or Ravens
• Doves or Pigeons
|Physical Features|| ||Plant Life|| |
|4500-foot-high Puffer Butte is of volcanic origin. As a result of the massive Grande Ronde volcanic flows, basalt is the dominant rock in the vicinity.|| ||• Douglas Fir|
• Ponderosa Pine
Park photo gallery