Grant PUD reopens its campgrounds, day use sites and golf course

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Grant PUD photo of Crescent Bar.

Grant County PUD reopened its campgrounds and many of its day use sites Monday.

The PUD said many of the amenities at its sites have been modified to meet with federal and county health department COVID-19 guidelines.

The PUD shut down all its boat launches and recreational sites March 27 after the state closed its parks and lands in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The boat launches and most of the recreational sites were reopened May 8.

The Monday openings included the golf course and beach at Crescent Bar, as well as restrooms and picnic areas.

The Wanapum Dam Visitor’s Center, Wanapum Heritage Center, and the playground and sports courts at Crescent Bar will remain closed, the PUD said. And they are not issuing permits for special events or reserving shelters.

Grant County, after being the first county in Eastern Washington to have a significant COVID-19 outbreak and the region’s first death, was approved May 27 to move to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan.

Reopened Monday were:

  • Most campsites at Crescent Bar
  • Most campsites at Priest Rapids Recreation Area
  • Most campsites at Sand Hollow
  • All campsites at Jackson Creek
  • All campsites at Rocky Coulee
  • Day-use areas at Vantage Boat Launch
  • Day-use amenities at Crescent Bar including:
  • Golf course (with state-mandated modifications)
  • Beaches
  • Walking trail
  • Picnic areas
  • Shelters (visitors should bring their own sanitizing materials for tables and benches.)
  • Day-use marina
  • Fuel float
  • All restrooms