Sacajawea State Park

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Sacajawea State Park
Washington State Park
Sacajawea Museum - Pasco, WA.jpg
Sacajawea Interpretive Center
Country United States
State Washington
County Franklin
Elevation 348 ft (106 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°12′00″N 119°02′26″W / 46.20000°N 119.04056°W / 46.20000; -119.04056Coordinates: 46°12′00″N 119°02′26″W / 46.20000°N 119.04056°W / 46.20000; -119.04056 [1]
Area 284 acres (115 ha)
Established 1931
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Sacajawea State Park

Sacajawea State Park is a 284-acre (115 ha) Washington state park located at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers in the city of Pasco. The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped at this location on October 16, 1805. The park bears name of the Shoshone woman Sacagawea who was an active member of the expedition and who was married to French-Canadian interpreter and explorer Toussaint Charbonneau. The park's Sacajawea Interpretive Center features exhibits about her and about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.[2] Park activities include hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, birdwatching, interpretive programs, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes. The park has a single campsite, reserved for paddlers on the Northwest Discovery Water Trail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sacajawea State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Sacajawea Interpretive Center". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sacajawea State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 

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