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This small pond is near the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds and Garrison Middle School. It is open year-round for fishing, and is stocked several times a year. From February to June, the pond receives hundreds of 10-12 inch rainbow trout with the occasional jumbo rainbow trout. Since this pond is only open to kids 14 and younger, this is an easy outdoor activity for the family.

  • Distance:

    Within 1.5 Hours

  • Difficulty Level:

    Day Tripper

  • Seasons:

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

  • Elevation:

    919 feet

  • Pets:

    Yes

  • Reservations:

    N/A

  • ADA:

    No

  • Multi-Use:

    N/A

  • Motorized Vehicles :

    N/A

  • Your Public Lands

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Walla Walla Parks & Recreation Department

  • What To Do
    • Fishing

      Enjoy year-round fishing at this in-town stocked pond. Stocked between February and early June, thousands of fish from nearby hatcheries find their way to the Jefferson Park Pond.

  • How To Get There

    Located at 607 Malcolm Street, this park is adjacent to the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds and Garrison Middle School. If driving down 9th Street, you'll notice the locomotive on display. The pond is very near that display. Turn on Malcolm Street to park.

  • When To Go

    Jefferson Park Pond is open year-round, so anytime your kiddo wants to fish is the time to go. We suggest checking the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife website for current stocking information.

  • What To Expect

    This park offers something for the entire family. Play structures and a small swimming pool might help keep younger siblings occupied. Basketball courts help pass the time for those over 14 years old. There are shaded spots to escape the sun if patiently waiting for the big one to bite.

  • Fees

    None

  • Permits

    Kids age 14 and younger do not need a fishing license. Disabled adults with reduced fee license are allowed.

  • Regulations

    Only two trout over 13 inches may be retained as part of the five trout daily limit. Two-pole fishing is not allowed. Keep dogs on a leash.

  • Amenities

    Parking and public restrooms are available. The park is located across the street from Super 1 Foods (grocery store) if in need of a snack.

  • Field Notes

    The City of Walla Walla hosts a fishing derby in early spring. They close the pond and stock with hundreds of trout the day before the event. Local sponsors typically have poles available to borrow, and prizes are given out throughout the event. Make the kids catch dinner!