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John Day Dam’s Roosevelt Park camping and boat ramp restricted during Yakama Indian Nation Pow-Wow July 15-17

Published July 6, 2016

PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily prohibit public camping and alcohol use at Roosevelt Park between July 15 and July 17 during the Roosevelt Pow-Wow.  Officials stress that day-use areas will be congested during the annual Native American event. 

During the event, the park and the boat ramp will be restricted to day-use only between 6 a.m. July 14 and 6 a.m. July 18, meaning no public camping will be permitted. During this time, the Corps recommends visitors seek alternative camping locations at the following sites:

Crow Butte Campground 
PO Box 67, Paterson, Wash.
Plymouth Park
Christie Road, Plymouth, Wash.
877-444-6777 or Gatehouse 509-783-1270

Maryhill State Park
50 Hwy 97, Goldendale, Wash
Reservations: 888-226-7866

Peach Beach Campark
89 Maryhill Hwy
Goldendale, Wash.
Boaters may use alternate boat ramps at Plymouth Park near McNary Dam, Umatilla Marina Park, Umatilla, Ore., and Crow Butte Park, Benton County, Wash., during those times when the Roosevelt dock and boat ramps are congested.

Members of the public are invited to attend the pow-wow as guests of the Yakama Indian Nation, however guests are asked to not display or consume alcohol at this event. 

For more information call the John Day-Willow Creek Project Natural Resource Management Office at 541-506-4807.

Diana Fredlund

Release no. 16-026