Bridgeport State Park

Bridgeport State Park is a 748-acre camping park with 7,500-feet of freshwater shoreline on Rufus Woods Lake. Set directly behind Chief Joseph Dam, this lake is actually a segment of the Columbia River. The park provides 18 acres of lawn and some shade in the midst of a desert terrain. Haystacks, unusual volcanic formations resembling their name, are the park's most striking feature.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The first come, first served day-use area provides 20 unsheltered picnic tables.

  • 4 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 240-feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Golf
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Interpretive programs are provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Subjects include the operation of Chief Joseph Dam, area wildlife, and many other topics of local interest. Programs are usually on Saturdays during the summer season.

Additional Information
  • Play area for children with a big toy.
  • The lake is abundant in rainbow trout, silvers and walleye. Fishing is open year-round. Most fishing is by boat. Shore fishing requires a Colville Tribe fishing license in addition to a state license if fishing off of state park property. Colville Tribe fishing licenses can be purchased at the Park or in the cities of Bridgeport or Brewster.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.