News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: March 28, 2018

18-019 Sacajawea State Park announces changes to Interpretive Center days of operation



Media contacts:
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Clara Dickinson-McQuary, (503) 337-6457

Park opens for the season April 1

OLYMPIA – March 28, 2018 – Washington State Parks today announced new hours of operation for the 2018 season of the Sacajawea Historical State Park Interpretive Center near Pasco.

When the park reopens for the season on April 1, the interpretive center hours will remain the same: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the center will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday until the park closes for the winter on Oct. 31. Tours are available any day by appointment by calling (509) 337-6457. The center is located inside Sacajawea Historical State Park, 2503 Sacajawea Park Road, Pasco.

In the past, the interpretive center has been open seven days a week, but Mondays and Tuesdays are typically slow. Park managers determined it would be more cost effective to open the center on the most heavily visited days.

The park will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to dusk from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2018.

The Sacajawea Interpretive Center houses exhibits on the Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea and the Sahaptian-speaking tribes of the region, as well as the community of Ainsworth. A small book store features related reading materials, post cards, CDs and some fun items for young people.

For more information about Sacajawea Historical State Park, visit:

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park and may be purchased in the Interpretive Center.


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

1111 Israel Road S.W.
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

State Parks announces free days for 2021

Posted on: September 22, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Posted on: September 10, 2020

State Parks prohibits campfires statewide

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Next State Parks free day is Aug. 25

Posted on: August 18, 2020

State parks seek volunteers for 2020

Posted on: December 11, 2019

State Parks announces winter schedule

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 8, 2019

Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Riverside State Park adds cabins

Posted on: August 20, 2019

State Parks announces free day March 19

Posted on: February 25, 2019

Help improve safety on Willapa Hills Trail

Posted on: November 21, 2018

2019 State Parks Calendar on sale now

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 30, 2018

State Parks announces 2019 free days

Posted on: October 17, 2018

State Parks announces winter schedule

Posted on: October 8, 2018

History comes alive at Sacajawea State Park

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Celebrate autumn at Lake Sylvia State Park

Posted on: September 4, 2018