Priest Rapids Recreation Area Campground

Mattawa, Washington

Three-lane Boat Launch

About Priest Rapids Recreation Area Campground

The Priest Rapids Recreation Area (PRRA), owned and operated by Grant PUD, includes a three-lane boat launch, day-use areas, 3.1 miles of trail, campground and a swim area.

PRRA is located on the Columbia River in Grant County, along the shoreline adjacent to the communities of Desert Aire and Cox's Landing on the east bank of the Priest Rapids Reservoir 22 miles south of I-90 on Highway 243.

There is no water, sewer or power at the campsites. There is a shared water faucet in the campground and non-flush toilets. The fee is $15 (includes tax) a night for each campsite.
Refunds are not available.

Credit card payment through PayPal is required at time of reservation.
Our PayPal account accepts all major credit cards. You do not have to register for a PayPal account to make a payment. There is an option to make a credit card payment as a guest.

*Reservations are not available for this campground October-April. Walk-in camping is open year round.

Pictures

Three-lane Boat Launch

Three-lane Boat Launch

Day use Area

Day use Area

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Northern Trailhead

Northern Trailhead

Camp Ground Map

Camp Ground Map

Lower Campsites

Lower Campsites

 Columbia River Shoreline Acess

Columbia River Shoreline Acess

Northern Water Trail

Northern Water Trail

Prices

Campsite 1

Accommodates up to 8 people and 40' RV maximum. This is a pull-through site. Little to no shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 2

Accommodates up to 8 people and 40' RV maximum. This is a pull-through site. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 3

Accommodates up to 8 people and 20' RV maximum. Lawn is shared with adjacent campsite. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 4

Accommodates up to 8 people and 20' RV maximum. Smaller site. Lawn is shared with adjacent campsite. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 5

Tent site only. Accommodates up to 8 people and 18' maximum vehicle. Little to no shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 6

Accommodates up to 8 people and 20' RV maximum. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 7

Accommodates up to 8 people and 20' RV maximum. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 8

Tent site only. Accommodates up to 8 people and 18' maximum vehicle. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 9

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 10

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 11

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Little to no shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 12

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Little to no shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 13

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Little to no shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Campsite 14

Accommodates up to 8 people and 28' RV maximum. Partial shade.

Daily $15.00 / night

Priest Rapids Recreation Area Campground Features

Northern Trailhead amenities:
A gravel access road from U Road SW
Vault toilet
13 parking stalls
Information kiosk
Interpretive sign
1 mile paved trail
Picnic tables total along trail and at water access area
Paved trail to developed water access site
Hand launch site for water trail

Campground amenities:
14 campsites:
Sites 1&2 can accommodate up to a 40' RV
Sites 3, 4, 6 & 7 can accommodate up to 20' RV
Sites 5 & 8 Tent only. 18' max vehicle.
Sites 9-14 can accommodate up to a accommodate 28' RV

Table at each campsite
Access to the beach and recreation trail
Irrigated lawn

Boat Launch:
3 lane boat launch
77 vehicle and boat trailer parking
Boarding floats
Vault toilet
Parking lot lighting
Paved access road
ADA accessible sidewalks

Day Use amenities:
Vehicle parking (no trailers)
Irrigated lawn
Picnic tables
5 BBQ grills
Vault toilet

Swim Beach:
200' of swim beach delineated with buoys

Southern Trailhead amenities:
12 vehicle parking spaces (no trailers)
1.8 mile gravel trail\
Vault toilet
Information kiosk
Interpretive sign
Hand launch site for water trail


Terms & Conditions

Campground Policies & Rules

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
Members of a household may reserve a maximum of two campsites for any given date.
One night drop-ins accepted subject to availability upon arrival.

Campers must arrive and check-in by 10 pm on the first day of the reservation or entire reservation may be cancelled and will not be refunded.

Maximum stay 10 nights stay between April 1 and September 30, and twenty-days from October 1 through March 31.
All property must be removed at checkout.
Check out time 1 pm.
Check in time 3 pm.
Quiet Hours 10 pm to 7 am.
Lawn mowing will occur on Monday mornings. Campers will be responsible for moving their personal equipment. All tents must be moved for mowing.
Lawn watering will occur Monday - Friday between 1 and 4 pm. Campers will be responsible for moving their personal equipment.

Park Rules

Trailheads open 6 am to 8 pm. Gates will be locked after hours.
Park (Boat Launch, Picnic/Swim Area) open dawn - dusk.
Fires are prohibited except in designated fireplaces and cooking grills.
Pets must be leashed at all times. Handlers must remove and properly dispose of their pet waste.
Beaches and swim areas - glass containers are not allowed on any beach within any park. Pets are prohibited in designated swim areas and beaches.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all park areas per state law.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited on trails and shorelines.
Camping is allowed in designated campgrounds only.
Refuse and litter must be disposed of in a waste receptacle or removed from the park if no garbage can provided. Park garbage cans are for recreation users only; itÂ’s illegal to dispose of or store any household waste, lawn clippings, etc. in a park.
Solicitation and sales - no person may sell, solicit or vend any item or service or post any item or notice without written permission from Grant PUD.
Discharge of firearms is prohibited.
Fireworks are prohibited on all Grant PUD property.

NOTE: Reservation fee is nonrefundable.