Crow Butte

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Campground Description

Crow Butte Park was initially developed by the Corps of Engineers and then transferred to the Port of Benton. The state managed the facility for several years, but was unable to continue operation when budgets became strained. After the state closed the park, local farmers formed an organization and ran Crow Butte for the next four years. The farmers were having difficulty sustaining the maintenance of the park and asked the Corps of Engineers to lease the park to the Port of Benton effective August 1, 2007.



The Port's decision to invest in the park followed meetings with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and officials of Benton and Klickitat Counties. The two counties have supported and will continue to support the Port financially. This support has made the upgrades at the park possible. The Port developed a master plan which has led to recent upgrades in the park. The Port will continue to make improvements to the park over the next several years. The Port believes that this area of its district will continue to grow in economic importance as a result of wine and agri-tourism. The island on which the park is located is culturally significant to the tribes, leading to a ceremony on August 28th, 2007 in which the tribes formally blessed the park.
Contact: State Government (crowbutte.com)
Posted by: toekneeserrano on July 28, 2011
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    Campground Activities

    Crow Butte Park is primarily a water-sports park with three boat launches and a sheltered bay for temporary moorage. Activities include:



    Boating

    Fishing

    Personal Watercraft

    Swimming

    Camping

    Hiking

    Wildlife Watching

    Sail Boarding

    Horseshoe Pits

    Campground Amenities

    Camping Area:

    50 Tent/RV Sites

    Primitive campground

    Sheltered bay for temporary moorage

    24 pull through sites

    20, 30 & 50 amp electrical

    Running water

    Mature shade trees

    Grill at each site

    Restrooms/Showers



    Day-Use Area:

    Tables

    Covered shelters

    Three boat ramps

    Sheltered bay for temporary moorage

    Grass

    Shade

    Grills

    Drinking water

    Restrooms/Showers

    Swimming area



    General Services:

    Dump station

    Paved roads

    20 acres of grass

    Hiking trails

    Reservation info

    A variety of campsites are available on Crow Butte such as tent with full hookup (power, water, sewer, and active dump station) and pull through and back-in RV campsites. Reservations are required to reserve a site. Unreserved sites are on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information or reservations, email: Dave Bender at res@portofbenton.com or call 509-875-2644.

    Camping Fees

    RV Camping: $25.00 /per day Tent: $15.00 /per day Overflow: $15.00 /per day Overnight Moorage: $15.00 /per day Day Use: $ 5.00 /per day Boat Launch: $ 5.00 /per day Extra Vehicle: $ 5.00 /per day Group Camping (over 15) in primitive campground : $60.00/pe

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    Reviews of Crow Butte



    Reviewed by SamBG on April 8, 2014

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    I just happened across this website this morning and was not surprised to see Crow Butte so high. We visit several times every year. We have out family reunion every August and celebrate our wedding anniversary there too! Crow Butte used to be a state park and was very run down. The new management has turned it around and made great improvements. Kudos!
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    Reviewed by HappyKamper on April 6, 2014

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    Just stayed here for the first time last weekend. Beautiful location and very well kept. Saw an article in local paper about improvements so thought we would give it a try. Making the rest of our reservations for this year right now! Bummed that the holidays are already booked full but not surprised.
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    Reviewed by tincanrver on April 6, 2014

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    A hidden gem. Excellent fishing. Hiking trails. 6 miles of shoreline. A keeper!
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    Reviewed by toekneeserrano on July 28, 2011

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    AMAZING PLACE!!! so fun. we have my wife's family reunion here every year. its on an island on the columbia... great fishing, swimming, i can go on and on... must check it out if you have a boat or fish or just want to relax...
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    Reviewed by toekneeserrano on July 28, 2011

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    AMAZING PLACE!!! so fun. we have my wife's family reunion here every year. its on an island on the columbia... great fishing, swimming, i can go on and on... must check it out if you have a boat or fish or just want to relax...
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