Outdoors and Recreation

Category: Community Last Updated: Monday, 04 September 2017

 

Outdoor activities in the Tri-cities and surrounding.

For bike stores, kayak rentals , sporting and recreation equipment, as well as guided tours: see the Green Pages Sports & Fitness section.

 

Parks- includes fishing pond and swimming  areas along the Columbia

Kennewick Parks and Recreation - City of Kennewick parks and recreation department website

Pasco Parks and Recreation - City of Pasco parks and recreation department website

Richland Parks and Recreation - City of Richland parks and recreation department website

Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center www.parks.wa.gov

 

Outdoors Activities clubs

Fun, Fit & Over Fifty Club (FFOFC) brings together adults over 50 years of age and promotes their physical, intellectual, and social health. http://www.ffofc.org/

Water Sports/River Activities

The Columbia River offers many recreation options: boating, kayaking, bird-watching, and more.  For information on tours see the Green Pages.

Hiking

www.hiketricities.com - extensive collection of information about hiking trails in and around the Tri-Cities, WA, with descriptions, directions, and pictures.

Biking

Tricities Bicycle Club: www.tricitybicycleclub.org

Tricities Road Club: www.tricitiesroadclub.wordpress.com

Richland Trails & Bike map: www.ci.richland.wa.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/902

Running/Walking

3 Rivers Road Runners: www.3rrr.org (info on upcoming races, fun run's, marathons, etc.)

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Quick intro to geocaching: http://www.geocaching.com/guide/

Geocaches near Tri-cities WA: www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?lat=46.2804&lng=-119.2905&dist=50

Richland Geocoin Challenge: www.richlandparksandrec.com/index.aspx?NID=236 (yearly event information, general information on geocaching)

Wildlife Viewing

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society: www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org (bird watching)

Amon Creek Nature Preserve; Tapteal Greenway/Chamna Natural Preserve: www.tapteal.org

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area: www.wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/columbia_basin

US Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System:

 - Hanford Reach National Monument: www.fws.gov/refuge/Hanford_Reach/

- McNary National Wildlife Refuge www.fws.gov/refuge/mcNary/

- Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuge/umatilla/

- Saddle Mt. National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hanford_reach/

 Farms

Bill's Berry Farm. U-pick, harvest festivals, more. www.billsberryfarm.com

Middleton Six Sons Farms. Produce for sale April-June. Oct. fall festival. www.middletonsixsonsfarms.com

Sandollar Farms & Alpacas. Tours and gift shop. www.sandollaralpacas.com

 Other

Coyote Canyon Mammoth site- an Ice Age paleontological excavation. Tours. www.mcbones.org

The REACH Interpretive Center and museum: Natural History, Guided tours, Environmental education. www.visitthereach.org

 

For More Info about local outdoor recreation, go to http://tri-citiesguide.org/outdoors.htm

                       about the Tri-Cities Geology and Ice Age Floods, go to http://tri-citiesguide.org/geology.htm