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Junction of highway #28 & higway #2
South to city of East Wenatchee 4 miles via highway #28. NOTE for a continuance of highway #97 and highway #2 north, see www.milebymile.com , Washington State Highway #97 city of Wenatchee to United States / Canada Border. Note highway #2 0verlaps highway #97 west & north at this point. Highway #2 is called The Cascade Loop Scenic Drive )
0.3
0.5
View from highway
Looking south at city of Wenatchee
0.7
1.2
Point of Interest
Crossing the Columbia River
1.2
1.9
Junction of highway # 97alt route
North to communities of Entiat, Chelan
1.9
3.0
City of Wenatchee
South of highway.
1.9
3.0
Wenatchee Confluence State Park - Photo taken from Wenatchee Confluence State Park
South of highway. Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a 197-acre year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Situated at the edge of town, the park has two personalities. The North Confluence is urban and recreational, while the South Confluence is a wetland natural area. Muskrat and beaver may be seen in the rivers here. The park has shaded, grassy areas, sports fields, a roped-off river swimming beach, a boat launch and walking access to the Horan Natural Area. The park has eight tent spaces, 51 utility spaces, one dump station, six restrooms (all ADA) and 16 showers (eight ADA). Maximum site length is 65 feet (may have limited availability). Utility sites have full hookups. All sites have a picnic table and campfire grill.
3.1
5.0
View from highway
Driving west
5.6
9.0
Community of Monitor
South side of highway
8.9
14.4
Community of Cashmere
South side of highway. Access to visitor information, services, fuel
9.8
15.8
Access to fairgrounds

10.4
16.7
View from highway
Driving west
12.9
20.7
View from highway
Driving west
13.9
22.4
Point of Interest
Crossing the Wenatchee River
14.5
23.4
Community of Dryden
Services
15.3
24.6
Point of Interest
Crossing the Wenatchee River
15.8
25.4
Services at highway
North side of highway
16.4
26.4
Junction of highway # 2 ( The Cascade Loop scenic Highway )
North to communities of Peshastin, Leavenworth. NOTE, north overlap of highway #97 & # 2 start/ finish at this point with highway # 2 heading west. North to Peshastin Pinnacles State Park. Day park picnic area. No campgrounds The park is a 34-acre desert park featuring a group of sandstone slabs and spires called 'the pinnacles.' Climbable spires reach 200 feet into the air. Rocks and trails provide views of surrounding orchards, the Enchantment Mountain Range, and the Wenatchee River valley. The park provides five unsheltered picnic tables and two vault toilets. Park visitors should bring their own water to the park.
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26.4
North access to Lake Wenatchee State Park
Lake Wenatchee State Park is a 489-acre camping park with 12,623 feet of waterfront on glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. The park is bisected by the Wenatchee River, creating two distinct areas -- South Park, with areas for camping, swimming and horseback riding; and North Park, in a less developed, forested section, a quarter-mile walk from the lake. The park has eight tent spaces, 51 utility spaces, one dump station, six restrooms (all ADA) and 16 showers (eight ADA). Maximum site length is 65 feet (may have limited availability). Utility sites have full hookups. All sites have a picnic table and campfire grill
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27.6
View from highway
Driving south
23.5
37.8
Access to campground

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38.8
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, large paved turout
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38.9
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, large paved turout
24.4
39.3
Point of interest
Entering Wenatchee National Forest Boundry
24.4
39.3
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, part paved and gravel turnout
25.3
40.7
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, gravel turnout
25.5
41.0
Access to Ruby Creek
East side of highway
25.7
41.3
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, large gravel turnout
26.2
42.2
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway,large gravel turnout
26.4
42.5
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, Large gravel turnout
27.0
43.4
Community of Blewett
Access from highway
27.7
44.5
Roadside highway turnout with historical marker
East side of highway
28.6
46.0
Access to King Creek

29.5
47.5
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway
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50.4
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, large gravel turnout
32.7
52.7
Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, large gravel turnout
36.2
58.2
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway
37.9
61.0
Forest Discovery Trail
East side of highway
38.5
62.0
Point of Interest
Blewett Pass, elev. 4102 ft
39.1
62.9
Pine Creek Snow Park
East side of highway
41.4
66.7
Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, paved
41.5
66.8
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, gravel
42.1
67.7
Swauk National Forest Campground
East side of highway
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68.5
Old Blewett Road

43.1
69.4
Roadside highway turnout emergency parking area
West side of highway
45.5
73.3
Point of Interest
Entering Mineral Springs Recreational Area
45.8
73.7
Point of Interest
Crossing Blue Creek
45.9
73.9
Mineral Springs Campground
Access from highway
47.0
75.7
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, paved
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79.3
Community of Liberty
East side of highway
50.8
81.7
Services at highway
No fuel, access to telephone
52.4
84.3
Junction of highway # 970
West to Interstate Highway #90, west to city of Seattle. West to Lake Easton State Park. Lake Easton State Park is a forested, 516-acre year-round camping park with 24,000 feet of freshwater access on the shores of Lake Easton in the Cascade Mountain foothills. The park has beautiful mountain views and hiking trails to explore in the summer and cross country and snowmobiling trails to enjoy in the winter. The park's location also allows for snowy winter-sport opportunities. The park has 95 tent spaces, 45 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms (three ADA) and four showers (two ADA). All sites are in a wooded setting. Most tent sites are near the Yakima River, and most RV spaces are near Lake Easton. The park can accommodate RV units up to 60 feet in select sites. Some sites will accommodate tip-outs.
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View from highway
Driving south
54.8
88.2
Roadside highway turnout with view area
West side of highway
54.9
88.3
View from highway
Driving south
55.1
88.7
Roadside highway turnout with view area
West side of highway
65.9
106.0
Junction of highway # 10
West to communities of Teanaway, Cle Elum
67.0
107.8
Junction of Roadway to city of Ellensburg
East of highway
69.0
111.0
Services at highway
Fuel, diesel, access to State Patrol
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Junction of Interstate Highway # 90
West to city of Seattle. East to city of Spokane. NOTE Highway # 97 overlaps Interstate #90 south at this point.
73.0
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Exit # 109 ( Canyon Road )
North to city of Ellensburg
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Exit #110
Junction of Interstate highway #82. NOTE highway #97 leaves overlap of Interstate highway #90 and over Laps interstate highway #80 at this point south. East to Olmstead Place State Park. Olmstead Place State Park is a 217-acre day-use park that features a working pioneer farm. The park hosts tours and school field trips. Pioneer artifacts are plentiful in the park, and many can be seen in action in the work of maintaining the farm. Picnic space and walking trails interweave with interpretive activities.
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View of highway
Driving south
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124.2
Exit #3 ( Thrall Road ) Junction of highway #821
South to community of Umptanum
81.8
131.7
Roadside highway turnout view point
West side of highway
83.0
133.5
View from highway from Manastash Ridge
Driving south
85.9
138.3
Exit # 11 ( Military Area Road )

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148.2
Point of Interest
Umtanum Ridge elev. 2315 ft.
94.5
152.0
Point of Interest
Yakima County northern boundry
98.1
157.8
View from highway ( city of Yakima in distance )
Driving south
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Exit # 26 ( Canyon Road ) Junction of highway # 821
West to community of Selah. North to community of Umtanum
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167.5
Exit # 29 ( East Selah Road )

105.6
170.0
Exit #30 ( Rest Haven Road ) Junction of highway # 823
West to community of Selah
106.0
170.6
Point of Interest
Crossing the Yakima River
106.8
171.9
Junction of highway #12 City of Yakima
West to community of Gleed, Naches, NOTE highway #12 overlaps highways #97 & Interstate #82 at this point south
107.9
173.6
Exit # 33a Fair Ave & Lincoln Road

108.4
174.4
Exit #33b
Access to Convention Centre, Yakima Ave, Terrace Hts.
109.8
176.7
Exit #34 Junction of highway #24e
East to community of Moxee. Access to Yakima Sportsman State Park. Yakima Sportsman State Park is a 247-acre camping park created in 1940 by the Yakima Sportsman's Association to promote game management and the preservation of natural resources. The park is on the floodplain of the Yakima River and is an irrigated 'green zone' in an otherwise desert area. The park has a variety of deciduous trees that shade camping and picnic areas. One hundred and forty bird species have been identified in the park. Ponds lure fishers to the river. The park is a popular stay-over spot for travelers and visitors to events in the Yakima area, The park has 28 tent spaces, 37 utility spaces, one dump station, two restrooms (both ADA) and four showers (all ADA). Utility sites 1 through 16 are 60 feet long
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Exit # 36 ( Union Gap and Valley Blvd. )

113.1
182.0
Exit #37 Junction of highway # 97
NOTE Highway # 97 overlap leaves highway # 12 & Interstate highway 82 at this point south. NOTE for a continuance of highway # 97 south, see Milebymile.com Washington highway travel guide city of Yakima to the Oregon state border.