The Chief Timothy State Park is located in Clarkston, Washington and is part of Silcott Island in the middle of Snake River. The island is only accessible from Silcott Grade Road via vehicle. Once in the Chief Timothy State Park, visitors are met with loads of activities ranging from hiking to boating and overnight camping.
This park got it’s special state designation because it was formerly settled by the Nez Perce Tribe and is named after one of the tribal chiefs. The Chief Timothy State Park has beautiful scenery throughout and is also the only area allowing access to Hells Canyon Recreation Area, which is the deepest river gorge in North America. Hells Canyon is known for its great 10-mile wide views along the border of Washington state.
Campgrounds for tents and RVs are available through making a reservation on the website. Camping is most famous for four-legged visitors, mainly because there is a designated swimming area for friendly pups wanting to take a dip. After hanging out in the water, head out for a walk along the hiking trails. The trails lead camp goers on a short walk to the Listening Circle which is an art installation designed by artist, Maya Lin.
After walking on the hiking trails, you and your pup are probably ready for some more fun in the sun. Head over to the docks at the Chief Timothy State Park and hop on your boat with the pooch in tow. Once in the water, relax on the boat with a little fishing while watching the other boaters drive around.
Dogs are always welcome to be on or off a leash assuming they are friendly. Do bring proper identification and proof of vaccinations for them upon entry. Do not allow dogs off the leash until they have acclimated to their surroundings and others. The Chief Timothy State Park is fun for dogs and people of all activity levels.