Sacajawea State Park is situated where the waters of the Snake River flow into the mighty
Columbia in Washington state. It was here that Lewis and Clark set up the first of many
encampments on the banks of the Columbia; the year was 1805.
The scene once was a
tumultuous clashing of two mighty forces of water. Today, dams have tamed the two rivers,
and the panorama, as seen from the park, is quite impressive. A monument to the historic
camp stands near an interpretive center that houses a Lewis and Clark museum. Gigantic oak
trees shade playgrounds, picnic tables and barbecues, and an area has been set aside for a
swimming beach. It is an ideal place for contemplating the history that was made here. The
park is in the tri-cities area that encompasses the communities of Kennewick, Pasco and
For more information, call (509) 545-2361.