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Washington State #97 Highway Guide

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Exit #34 Junction of highway #24e & Interstate highway #82 - highways #12 - #97
Exit #34 Junction of highway #24e & Interstate highway #82 -  highways  #12 - #97
City of Yakima. 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. )

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Exit #37 Junction of highway # 97
NOTE Highway # 97 overlap leaves highway # 12 & Interstate highway 82 at this point south
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Roadside highway turnout with historical marker
West side of highway, paved turnout
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Access to Fort Simcoe State Park ( Lateral-A Road )
Fort Simcoe State Park is a 200-acre, day-use heritage park in south central Washington on the Yakama Indian Nation Reservation. The park is primarily an interpretive effort, telling the story of mid-19th century army life and providing insights into the lifeways of local Native. American culture. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in an old oak grove watered by natural springs, Fort Simcoe was an 1850's-era military installation established to keep peace between the settlers and the Indians. Before the fort era, the site was an Indian campground where many trails crossed. The park provides four sheltered and 45 unsheltered picnic tables. Restrooms, running water, and ample parking are available, with no fees.
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First Street
Community of Watato
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27.5
Buster Road
Access to R V Park, access to Yakima Nation Cultural Centre.
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Services at highway
Fuel
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Junction of highway # 22 ( Fort Road )
Community of Toppenish. West to community of White Swan, west to Fort Simcoe State Park.
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Truck weigh scales
East side of highway
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Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge
West of highway
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Brake check area
West side of highway
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View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, gravel turnout
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55.5
Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, gravel turnout
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70.7
View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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78.0
Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, gravel turnout
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78.3
Large chain up area
West side of highway
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Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway
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Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway
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Status Pass
Elev. 3107 ft.
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Brooks Memorial State Park
Brooks Memorial State Park is a 700-acre, year-round camping park located between the barren hills of the south Yakima Valley and the lodgepole pine forests of the Simcoe Mountains. The park provides a variety of natural environments for visitors to enjoy. The park has 22 tent spaces, 23 utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom and two showers.
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View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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91.5
Roadside highway turnout chain up area
East side of highway, gravel
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101.3
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, gravel turnout
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103.5
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, gravel turnout
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Truck Weigh Station
Esat side of highway
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Community of Goldendale - Junction of highway #142
Community of Goldendale - Junction of highway #142
West to communities of Blockhouse, Wahkiacus, services at highway.
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Goldendale Industrail Park ( Simcoe Drive )
West side of highway. Services at highway
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Truck Chain up area

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Roadside highway turnout view area
Access from highway
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Roadside highway turnout scenic view point
East side of highway
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View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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View from highway
Driving south
Driving south
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123.0
Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, large turnout
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Roadside highway turnout view point with historical information sign
South side of highway
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View from Roadside turnout viewpoint
View from Roadside turnout viewpoint
Lookin east at the Columbia River
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View from Roadside turnout viewpoint
View from Roadside turnout viewpoint
Looking west at the Columbia River and highway #97 as it decends to the river crossing
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Junction of highway # 14 ( The Lewis & Clark Trail Highway )
Junction of highway # 14 ( The Lewis & Clark Trail Highway )
West to community of Wishram
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Junction of highway #14 east ( The Lewis & Clark Trail Highway )
Junction of highway #14 east ( The Lewis & Clark Trail Highway )
East to the city of Kennewick. East to Stonehenge Memorial Park
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Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge Memorial Park

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Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge
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Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge Memorial Park
View from inside Stonehenge
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Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge Memorial Park
View of Columbia River looking through portal window of Stonehenge
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Stonehenge Memorial Park
Stonehenge Memorial Park
View from Stonehenge. Milebymile staff photographer enjoying the view of the Columbia River bridge crossing, into the State of Oregon
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Maryhill State Park
East side of highway. Maryhill State Park is a 99-acre camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the Columbia River in Klickitat County. The area is significant for its natural beauty, its access to the surrounding natural wonders and its cultural history. A full-scale model of Stonehenge stands near the park. The park has 20 tent sites and 50 utility sitesd. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). There are four restrooms, one ADA, and 10 showers, two ADA. There is one RV dump station. All sites are first-come, first-served. The park has 20 tent sites and 50 utility sitesd. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). There are four restrooms, one ADA, and 10 showers, two ADA. There is one RV dump station. All sites are first-come, first-served.
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State of Washington / Oregon Border
West to city of The Dalles Oregon. North to city of Yakima. East to city of Pendleton Oregon. NOTE at this point is the start / finish of the Washington Okanogan Scenic Byway

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