Recreational Activities Available in Columbia County
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Columbia County’s diverse geography and rich history present exciting opportunities for recreation and exploration.
  • The Blue Mountains to the south offer abundant hiking, camping, hunting, snowmobiling, and skiing.
  • To the north, one of America’s great waterways –the Snake River – offers boating, skiing and camping.
  • In Dayton, take your young angler to the seasonally stocked Kiddie Pond.
  • Enjoy a marina, campgrounds, RV parks, a ski area, hiking trails, horseback riding, snowmobile trails, and miles of country roads perfect for bicycling.
  • Take a dip in Dayton’s public swimming pool, glide in our skate park or make par on the Disc Golf course.
  • Discover local history at the oldest courthouse and train depot in Washington State, or at any of the three museums in the county.
  • Take a walking tour of the county’s three National Historic Districts with 125 homes and buildings on the National Historic Register.
  • Catch a first-run movie or live stage production at Dayton’s historic Liberty Theater.
  • Shop and dine in Dayton’s beautiful, vibrant downtown.
  • Take the scenic drive to sip the latest vintage in nearby Walla Walla Wine Country, one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world.