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Conveniently located on the Snake River near Lyons Ferry State Park and Palouse Falls State Park, Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina KOA is a great home base for a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Amenities are plentiful offering just about everything you need for a pleasant stay.

  • Distance:

    Within 1.5 Hours

  • Difficulty Level:

    Day Tripper

  • Seasons:

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

  • Elevation:

    175 feet

  • Pets:

    Yes

  • Reservations:

    Yes

  • ADA:

    Yes

  • Multi-Use:

    Yes

  • Motorized Vehicles :

    Yes

  • What To Do
    • Camping

      There are 46 sites suiting a number of users, such as tent, RV, and cabin rentals. Full hookups are available, which help during those hot summer days. Hopefully, however, your adventures involve taking advantage of the Snake or Palouse Rivers.

    • Fishing

      Trout, catfish, walleye and more are just a cast away (we wish). Fish from the dock or launch your boat into the Snake River. There is a $5 boat launch fee. Marmes Pond is located on the north side of the river just passed Lyons Ferry State Park. This pond is stocked seasonally with trout.

    • Kayak/ Paddleboard

      Launch from the campground and enjoy a day on the Snake River, or make your way across the river to Lyons Ferry State Park and paddle on the Palouse River. As a hint, the Palouse is a tad warmer than the Snake River.

  • How To Get There

    Please do not solely rely on Google Maps as their route might not always reflect what is maintained. From Walla Walla, take HWY 125 north for three miles and turn left on Harvey Shaw Road. Follow Harvey Shaw Road for 42 miles and you will see the entrance on your left prior to reaching HWY 261.

  • When To Go

    The KOA is open year round; however, some services may not be available over winter. We recommend making a reservation early as this campground is well utilized.

  • What To Expect

    This KOA is unique and unlike many of the KOA campgrounds we have come across. There aren't any swimming pools or arcade rooms. There is much more--access to fishing, water sports, two state parks nearby (Palouse Falls State Park and Lyons Ferry State Park), a playground for kids, and even something special for the furry family members.

  • Fees

    Fees vary based on site type and season. Check the reservations page or call (509) 399-8020 for availability and fees. There is a $5 fee to use the boat launch.

  • Permits

    None

  • Regulations

    Valid Washington fishing license (if fishing). Fishing licenses are available at the marina store, online via the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, or local retail shops such as Bi-Mart, Wal-Mart, Sportsman's Warehouse, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cascade Farm and Outdoor, and Dunning Irrigation.

  • Amenities

    Campsite amenities include a picnic table and a fire ring. Hookups are available at many sites as well. A shower house and restrooms are close to the camping area. There is a store onsite with food and drinks, boating and fishing supplies, clothing, lawn game rentals, and more. Also on site is the Snake River Grill specializing in burgers and sandwiches. Pet and child friendly, this campground has both a dog park and a playground. During the summer, kayak rentals are available and weekends offer movie nights. Check out a complete list of amenities and activities.

  • Wildlife Awareness

    We are all so fortunate to recreate in the Blue Mountains and surrounding valley. So many opportunities exist to play outside whether in a national forest, wilderness area, on a Wild and Scenic River, and more! With these opportunities comes great responsibility to appreciate that we are mere visitors and should all take pride in being good stewards of the wild. Many animals call these protected places home, including moose, elk, bear, cougar, bobcat, and snakes to name a few. Take precautions to respect their home and understand the appropriate response should an encounter occur. Additionally, many plant species thrive in the Blue Mountains, so staying on trail is always good practice. Carry First Aid supplies to better respond to accidents or encounters, and always let others know where the day's adventure is taking you.

  • Field Notes

    Pets: In general, pets are allowed on a leash and under control throughout jurisdictions. The only restrictions we have encountered are around swimming areas. As a best practice, be mindful of riparian habitat in general. You never know where a precious spawning area might be located. Pack it in and pack it out applies to your furry friend as well.