What to do in Steptoe Butte State Park

Steptoe Butte State Park covers 150.4 acres and offers seven picnic sites, seven stoves, 2 vault toilets, and no water.

Activities at the park include bird watching, hang-gliding, hiking, picnicking, and viewing from the top of the Butte.

Steptoe Butte State Park, in southeast Washington, is located in Whitman County, 12 miles north of Colfax near the Washington-Idaho border.

Washington's climate varies with each region. The Cascades split the state and alter weather patterns. Steptoe Butte State Park, located east of the mountains, receives significantly less rainfall than regions west of the mountains with an average annual precipitation of twelve inches.

Average summer temperatures are 94 degrees maximum and 50 degrees minimum. Because central Washington is landlocked and subject to winter winds, winter temperatures are much colder than those in western Washington.

c/o Palouse Area State Parks
10152 State Route 127
Pomeroy, WA 99347-9645

Phone: 509-549-3551

Fax: 509-549-3645

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