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.
  • Play in Dayton’s City Park, including playground, dog park, skate park, and 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.


Read all about the amazing adventures that you could have in Dayton on Outside Walla Walla’s website.