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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Palouse Falls State Park
Drive In, Walk In
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No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Palouse Falls State Park is located in Washington
46.667 N
-118.224 W
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6 Reviews of Palouse Falls State Park
Beautiful scenery, no reservations, quick quiet hikes.

There are bathroom facilities. Beautiful views, hikes are about 1-3 miles. Beautiful overviews of the falls and if you’re adventurous and fit enough can climb down the canyon to the base of the falls and walk along the river. Lots of wildlife, watch out for rattle snakes. Stick around for sunset you won’t be disappointed. Camping is in an open grassy area, no reservations or real boundaries between sites, all sites are smushed together. Very transient turnover. Most people stay one night. A discover pass is required.

Small but beautiful

The camp is first come first serve. There’s only 12 spots for tents and there can be up to 8 people per spot. The views are amazing and the sunrise is amazing from camping area. We were there in late August and it was pretty cold at nights but the days were cool enough to go for a hike.

Gorgeous But SOOO Hot

Even in early June it was sweltering and dry at Palouse Falls. We stumbled upon the park while driving across the country and it was a welcome break from the monotony of the region. As soon as the sun started going down the weather cooled off enough to walk around the rim of the canyon above the river and waterfall. We didn't try swimming but I hear that there are a few places that it's safe to cool off in the water.

Lovely falls

Middle of nowhere with surprisingly beautiful waterfalls and either an accessible short hike, or a few miles of fairly easy hiking. Make sure to visit in the spring when there is a lot of water. In our opinion, it’s not worth driving a huge distance to visit (unless you’re really into waterfalls), but if you’re in the area it’s a great place to stop and spend the night. The campground is very small, but since it’s so out of the way it apparently rarely fills up. Sites are exposed, no views of the falls. Nice day trip and nice simple state park campground.

Palouse Falls

The scenery was phenomenal and the Rangers were really great. We had a good time, but the camping area was small and there wasn't any privacy between sites. I will go back, for sure, when I go hiking, but I now realize it's not exactly geared to bring young children. A good friendly place to lay your head for sleep between hikes. Oh!, and make sure you check you gas tank and make sure you have everything you need. There isn't a gas station or store anywhere near.

First to Review
Gorgeous Waterfall

Sure was hot when we visited the falls. Camping at the falls is not really a good option as the sites are right in the middle of where all of the people visiting for the day go through. I would suggest camping nearby (maybe near the snake river). There are not clear signs as to where to hike for trails to get you to the bottom of the falls. Some of the hiking is pretty scary as there are no barriers if you were to fall. Definitely worth the visit though!