Lyons Ferry Marina is located on the banks of the Snake River just off of Highway 261 near Starbuck, WA. The area has a rich heritage and offers many recreation opportunities, an interesting geologic history, and still serves as an important transportation corridor for trains and barges.
Mooring facilities include over 70 covered and 30 open slips available for daily, monthly and annual rental. 18 full hook-up RV and 40 tent sites are available for camping opportunities.
For the latest and most up-to-date information about KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina, we encourage you to visit their new website at www.lyonsferrykoa.com or click here to visit their Facebook Fan Page.
Camping reservations for KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina can now be made online! Click here to be taken to the KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina web page of KOA.com. Reservations for camping at KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina can also be made by calling 509-399-8020 or 800-562-5418.
The Lyons Ferry Marina KOA Kamp Store and Snake River Grill are now open seven days a week for the 2014 recreation season. Homemade biscuits & gravy Monday - Friday 9am to 11am, full breakfast menu on Saturday & Sunday 8am to 11am. Lunch and dinner 7 days a week 11am to store close. Current hours of operation are:
Snake River Grill
Port of Columbia 1 Port Way Dayton, WA 99328 509-382-2577
Contact Marina Concessionaire for Reservations and Recreation Info
KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina Jim & Angela MacArthur 102 Lyons Ferry Road PO Box 219 Starbuck, WA 99359 509-399-8020
LYONS FERRY MARINA
The KOA Kampstore and Snake River Grill restaurant is open for the 2014 recreation season.
Type of Recreation:
Boating, Camping, RV’s, Fishing, Day Use
South Bank of Lake West, Snake River Mile 59.5
7 miles NW of Starbuck, Washington, on Highway 261
Camping and RV Sites:
58 Total Sites Upper Camping Area: 40 tent sites Restroom/showers Lower Camping Area: 18 full hook-up RV Sites Restroom
Camping and RV Fees:
Camping Fees: Tent Camping - Starts at $20.89 daily RV Camping/Dry - Starts at $20.89 daily RV Camping/Water & Electric Only - Starts at $27.89 daily RV Camping w/hook-ups - Starts at $28.89 daily Please click here to check prices and availability
Tables Grass Shade Fire Ring Accessibility Fish Cleaning Station Pike Minnow Station Frisbee Golf Course Dog Park
No charge for day use area
ADA Accessible Walkway & Fishing Deck
Constructed in the Spring of 2013, this ADA compliant walkway and fishing deck enable residents from the region with disablilities to enjoy the great fishing the Snake River has to offer.
Single Lane Launch Ramp Crib Wall Docking Temporary and Day-Use Docks
Boat Launch Fees:
$5.00 per day (included in camping fee)
72 covered and 30 open slips available for daily, monthly, and annual rental
$12.00/night open $15.00/night covered $2.75/ft monthly $625 - $950 annually *Utilities not included Please call the marina at (509) 399-8020 for current pricing and availability
Shore based gasoline and propane sales
Seasons and Hours of Operation:
Day Use Year-round Restaurant, and Store: See hours of operation above. RV & Tent Camping: Year-round Moorage: Year-round
Distance to Nearest:
30 Miles (Dayton General, Dayton WA, 509-382-2531)
Grocery Store/Tackle Shop:
Other Areas of Interest:
Palouse Canyon Natural Area
Lyons Ferry Historic Site (antique ferry)
Chief Old Bones Cemetery
Former Marmes Rockshelter
Pets must be kept on a leash at Lyons Ferry Marina. Horses and hunting are prohibited.
Other Items of Interest in the Area:
Palouse Falls, which was formed as part of the ancient Missoula Floods that scoured this region, is located just a few miles north of Lyons Ferry Park and Marin on Highway 261. Governor Jay Inslee declared Palouse Falls Washington's Official Waterfall in 2014.
The historic Joso Bridge spans the river canyon and is still an active Union Pacific railroad bridge. Built between 1910 and1914, this bridge shortened the route between Hinkle and Spokane significantly but at a high cost to the railroad - both monetarily and through the loss of life during construction. The bridge has 55 spans and is 3920 feet long and is the longest and highest bridge in the Union Pacific system. It also stands about 261 feet above the bottom of the Snake River, but once Lower Monument Dam was constructed in 1968 water submerged the lower portion of the bridge piers leaving only 194' between the top of the bridge and the surface of the river.
Located across the bridge from the Marina, Lyons Ferry State Park will be open for day use activities including boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and hiking. The park requires a Discover Pass which is $10.00 for a day pass, or $30.00 for an annual pass. The boat launch is $7.00 (in addition to the Discover Pass fee) or a Natural Investment Pass can be purchased for $80.00 and is an annual boat launch and trailer dump pass. Moorage fees are 70 cents per foot, with a minimum of $12.00. Camping will not be available at this time. After the June 5th, 2015 Grand Reopening Celebration, the park will be open from dawn to dusk.
Lyons Ferry and Bridge
The old ferry that provided all transportation across the river until the 1960's is still located at Lyons Ferry Park. It was replaced by the Lyons Ferry Bridge that is still in use today and used to function as the Sunset Highway (now Interstate 90) Bridge at Vantage.
If you are interested in touring the Snake River near its confluence with the Palouse River, as well as Palouse Falls and the surrounding area, Lindblad Expeditions offers an 'In the Wake of Lewis and Clark' 7-day river tour that stops at Lyons Ferry Park and transports thier passengers via motorcoach to Palouse Falls and back: