Recreation

Pomeroy
Rediscover a bye-gone era in a small, rural community where that old “HOME TOWN” feeling still exists in the hearts of its citizens. Experience the forgotten era where there are no stoplights, folks still take walks at night, and children ride bikes in the streets. While you visit Main Street with its original turn-of-the-century buildings, let the kids play on the rolling lawns of the 108 year-old courthouse.

 

The city offers varying recreation which includes:

 

Blue MountainsCountytopog
The Blues run from its northern tip in the southeastern corner of Washington to its southern extremity in northeastern Oregon. This range of mountains includes the Umatilla National Forest. Umatilla is an Indian word meaning “water rippling over sand.”

 

Experience the rare luxury of year-around recreation in the Blues only a short distance to the south of Pomeroy. The mountains offer fun for every mountain enthusiast, whether it is camping, hunting, fishing or just sightseeing. For those with patience, search for those hiding mushrooms in the Spring, and for those wintertime fans, tour the dazzling snow-wrapped mountains by snowmobile on groomed trails, maintained by the U. S. Forest Service. Hunters revel in elk, deer, cougar, bear, and wild turkey seasons. If you search for solitude, explore the grandeur and serenity of the Wenaha – Tucannon Wilderness on horseback or hiking.

 

Want to learn more about the Pomeroy Ranger District? Click here.

 

Snake RiverSnake River
This mighty river makes its 1,000 mile journey from Yellowstone National Park to the Columbia River. The Snake River travels through the southeastern corner of the state of Washington and forms the entire northern border of Garfield County The Snake is a major tributary of the Columbia, and is one of the largest rivers in the United States.

 

The completion of the Lower Snake River Project by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has resulted in hydroelectric dams being constructed in our area and is responsible for a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Lake Bryan (behind Little Goose Dam) is 37 miles long and covers 10,025 acres. Lower Granite Lake (Lower Granite Dam) is 39 miles long and 8,900 acres in size. Fish viewing facilities and visitor centers are available at each dam.

 

Click on the links below to access recreational information for the Snake River in Garfield County.

Lower Granite Dam and Lake
Offield Landing