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By Dena Martin
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Spend the Night in a Teepee

Lewis & Clark Trail State Park has added two teepee sites


August 10, 2017

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One of the newly installed teepees at Lewis-Clark Trail State Park. Two teepees are available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis.

HUNTSVILLE – For those looking to add a bit of adventure to the camping experience, two teepees have been installed at Lewis & Clark Trail State Park and became available for rent Aug. 1. The teepees will be rented on a first-come, first-serve basis through Oct. 31.

Washington State Parks Program Specialist Clara Dickinson-McQuary said employees have spent the last two months establishing the sites and installing the teepees that had previously been used for events at Sacajawea State Park in Pasco.

"We have successfully established teepees at Field Spring State Park, south of Clarkston, for some time. We started talking about bringing them here a couple of years ago, and were finally able to establish them this summer," Dickinson-McQuary said.

Each teepee is 16-feet in diameter with a rubber mat ground cover, and sleeps eight people. A designated parking spot is located at the site which includes a picnic table and a fire pit with a grill top. No cooking or flames are allowed inside the teepee. Pets are allowed on a leash.

Next year, the teepees will be available beginning on May 15 and will be listed on the reservation systems from May 15 – Sept. 15. Then they turn to first-come, first-served through Oct. 31.


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