Yakima River Canyon

Eastern Washington Public Lands
Yakima River Canyon
Between Ellensburg & Selah

Yakima River Canyon

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This area is made up of land managed by private, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife. There are fee areas.

Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway
18 Miles Between Selah and Ellensburg on State Route 821.

The calm Yakima River winds through rolling desert hills between Ellensburg and Selah, Washington. This area is popular for wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, floating the river, camping, and scenic drives.

There are annual events like;
Cattle Drive 1 lane is closed to traffic.
Go Play Topless 4×4 Run
Yakima River Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon Road closed for event.
Your Canyon For A Day! Bike Tour Road closed for event.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Emergency Phone
  • Fishing
  • Geological Attractions
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
  • Scenic Drive
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Water Access
  • Water Activities
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing

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Scenic Washington State