Sacajawea State Park spans a total area of about 284 acres of land that lies approximately five miles southeast of Pasco which is a city in the county seat of Franklin County, Washington, and at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The park was established in 1931 and is governed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
One of the exceptional attractions to the Sacajawea State Park is the fact that the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped at this location on October 16, 1805. Today, the expanded interpretive center features exhibits of the expedition through the eyes of Sacajawea, the Shoshone Indian woman who accompanied the team. Consequently, the park carries the name of Sacajawea.
Sacajawea, who was an active member of the group, later got married to the French-Canadian interpreter and explorer, Toussaint Charbonneau. Besides this historical and cultural attraction to the park, there are several other attractions to the Sacajawea State Park that include hiking, water skiing, fishing, guided tours, boating, and swimming.
Some of the amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include two kitchen shelters, a picnic area, boat launches, beach access, moorage, a dock, ball field, game courts, hiking trail, and a playground. Dogs are allowed into Sacajawea State Park, but there are some basic Washington State Park rules that must be followed. First, dogs must be on a leash that is no longer than eight feet long.
If your pooch is not on a leash, then you must keep them in a safe and secure enclosure. Secondly, you must keep away your dog from restricted areas of the park especially park buildings in exhibit areas. Third, you are expected to clean up after your dog and to dispose of the solid waste correctly. It is therefore wise to carry with you some poop disposal bags for your own convenience.