As of Saturday, July 6, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily prohibit public camping and alcohol use at Roosevelt Park between July 17 and 21 during the Roosevelt Pow-Wow.
Day-use areas will be congested during the annual Native American event.
During the event, the park and the boat ramp will be restricted to day-use only between 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 and 6 a.m. Monday, July 22, meaning no public camping will be permitted. During this time, the Corps recommends visitors seek alternative camping locations at the following sites:
Crow Butte Campground
PO Box 67, Paterson, Wash., 509-875-2644
Christie Road, Plymouth, Wash., 877-444-6777 or Gatehouse 509-783-1270
Maryhill State Park
50 Hwy 97, Goldendale
Peach Beach Campark
89 Maryhill Hwy, Goldendale, 509-773-4927
Boaters may use alternate boat ramps at Plymouth Park near McNary Dam, Umatilla Marina Park, Umatilla, and Crow Butte Park, Benton County, Wash., during those times when the Roosevelt facilities are congested.
Members of the public are invited to attend the pow-wow as guests of the Yakama Indian Nation, however guests are asked to not display or consume alcohol at this event.
For more information call the John Day-Willow Creek Project Natural Resource Management Office at 541-506-4807.