Lyons Ferry is a 168-acre park situated at the confluence of the Palouse and Snake rivers. It once was home to early groups of the Palouse Indians. The park has more than 52,000 feet of shoreline and offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. Lyons Ferry was named for the ferry crossing that operated across the Snake River from the mid-1860s until the late-1960s, when it was replaced by the Lyons Ferry Bridge, also known as the Snake River Bridge.
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A pumpout facility is available, but it is managed by the Port of Columbia - Lyons Ferry Marina. It is a public marina with an accessible Edson pumpout and dump station. This facility is open from February to December.
Summer hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Winter hours: Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
There is a $5 fee for using the pumpout which also has a dedicated slip available for pumpout usage.
The Corps began construction on Lyons Ferry Park in 1969 and originally leased it to the state in June 1971. It was named for the Lyons ferry boat that was operated by local resident Dan Lyons and used in the area for more than 100 years. The ferry was one of the few operated by river current and originally crossed the Snake River to connect to the Mullan Road, which was constructed in 1858. The ferry is berthed at the park.