River Location: South side of the Snake River 3 miles upstream of Ice Harbor Dam.
Road Location: Off Highway 124 on Fishhook Park Road, Burbank.
Season: May 22 to September 12
Website: Click Walla Walla District Recreation Sites
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Fishhook is named after the nearby Fishhook Rapids where Lewis & Clark lost three canoes. The park is popular with anglers and is a favorite site for bass fishing tournaments. Fishhook is equipped with swimming areas, playgrounds, boat docks, and 46 acres of trees and grass. There are 60 camping sites just right for the family. In season a small fee for camping is well worth it to enjoy an evening under the stars on a warm Mid-Columbia night.
Directions: Highway 395/12 Southbound from the Tri-Cities - Drive South from the Tri-Cities on US Highway 12 for 3 miles. Immediately after crossing the Snake River, turn left onto State Route 124. Follow State Route 124 for 16 miles (milepost 16). Turn left at the sign for Fishhook Park at Fishhook Park Road. Follow Fishhook Park Road for approximately 5 miles to the park entrance.
Our favorite cruise to Fishhook Park is in October. Although the park is closed, we have permission to access it by land or sea and camp out around a warming fire.
The Clover Island Yacht Club has installed a series of anchor buoys along the Columbia and Snake Rivers for use by the recreational boater. The cost of installing these anchor buoys was derived entirely from donations made by individuals and companies along with a lot of volunteer labor. As of January 2000, there were 30 of these anchor buoys installed and ready for service. These buoys are a great place to tie up to for an overnighter, a day fishing, or just for hanging out.
Click on CIYC Anchor Buoys to identify their locations. Click on Rules for Use to see the description, rules for use, and a disclaimer associated with these buoys.