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Corps to keep Illia Dunes closed until further notice


WALLA WALLA—The Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District announced on June 3, that Illia Dunes will remain closed until further notice. The site is located on the South side of the Snake River bank at mile 102.

The Corps has been working with Garfield County Health Officials and with the sheriff’s department and a consensus has been reached that in order to ensure visitor safety, Illia Dunes must remain closed for the time being. It will reopen when it is determined safe to do so.

Visitors to other Corps recreational facilities should maintain proper social distancing practices, by staying at least six feet away from other people and by planning ahead to make sure they aren’t attending a site that is already busy and crowded with people.

Updates to the status of Illia Dunes and other recreational facilities will be posted both on Facebook and on the Walla Walla District Website under each of the dams listed at


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