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Fields Spring State Park
Fields Spring State Park © Dsdugan / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Summit of Puffer Butte, Washington, USA
Fields Spring State Park © Dsdugan / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Joseph Canyon from Puffer Butte
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992 Park Road
Anatone, Washington   99401
(lat:46.0801 lon:-117.1669) map location

Phone: 509-256-3332
Fields Spring State Park is a 792-acre forested camping park remotely located in the Blue Mountains of Southeastern Washington. A portion of the park sits at a height of 4,500 feet atop Puffer Butte and offers a spectacular view of three states and the Grande Ronde River. This forested park is located in the Blue Mountains with a high elevation of 4,500 feet on top of Puffer Butte. It offers spectacular views of three states and the Grande Ronde River. Spring and summer wildflower displays attract visitors, as do winter sport opportunities.

History of the Area
This volcanically originated park was named after Mr. Fields, an early settler who developed a spring used by himself and neighboring settlers. The park is set along one of the Nez Perce Indian seasonal migration routes.

Puffer Butte was named for Mr. and Mrs. Puffer, homesteaders who every morning climbed the neighboring Peterson Butte to watch for Indians passing in the canyon below. If Indians were spotted, the Puffers moved their livestock to the top of Puffer Butte and left them there until the Indians passed through.

In 1974, 70 percent of the park's Douglas fir and white fir were damaged by a Tussock Moth infestation and had to be removed.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The park has 20 tent spaces, all of which are suitable for tents or RVs. The park also provides one dump station, two restrooms one ADA and two showers. One kitchen shelter, with electricity, and a wood stove, is in the campground vicinity. All campsites are first-come, first-served. Maximum site length is 30 feet may have limited availability.

Two teepees each sleeps eight may be reserved per night per teepee. To reserve, call the park office at 509 256-3332.

Fields Spring State Park is located near Clarkston, Lewiston

The park offers two kitchen shelters with electricity, and 35 unsheltered picnic tables, all available first come, first served.
Biking enthusiasts can explore the park's 7.5 miles of biking trails, offering both challenging and easy routes.

Mountain bikers should be aware that some paths are steep and rugged, requiring advanced skills.

The Puffer Butte trail is a popular choice for cyclists but it has sharp turns; caution is advised.

Cyclists must yield to hikers on shared-use trails in order to ensure safety for all visitors.

Remember: helmets are required by law when cycling within this area - don't forget yours!

It's important not only respect nature while riding through these scenic landscapes but also other users sharing the path with you.

For those seeking less strenuous rides, there's an option of paved roads winding gently around picnic areas too.

Always check weather conditions before setting out as they may affect your ride or even make certain parts inaccessible at times.

Please note that off-trail bicycling isn't permitted here - stick strictly to designated bike-friendly pathways!
1. Puffer Butte Trail: This is a 2-mile round trip trail that offers panoramic views of the Wallowa Mountains, Seven Devils Mountain range and Hells Canyon.

2. Flume Creek Loop: A moderate difficulty level hike spanning about 3 miles through dense forests with occasional wildlife sightings.

3. Fields Spring Summit Trail: An easy half mile loop around the summit offering stunning vistas of surrounding landscapes including Blue mountains and Grande Ronde River Valley.

4. Howard Cattle Company Interpretive Nature Walk: It's an educational walk featuring interpretative signs explaining local flora, fauna, geology and history along its one-third mile length.

5. The Meadowlark Lane - Snowshoe Route: During winter months this route becomes popular for snowshoers who enjoy serene beauty under snowy blanket covering meadows & woods in park area.

6. Wohelo Horse Campground to Puffer Butte Lodge: Equestrian Trails - These trails are specifically designed for horseback riding enthusiasts providing them unique experience amidst nature's bounty spread across several miles within state park boundaries.

7. Cross:Country Skiing Routes: In winters these routes become active attracting skiing lovers from all over region due to well-maintained tracks suitable both beginners as well experienced skiers alike.

8. Mountain Biking Tracks: The Park also features dedicated mountain biking paths which offer thrilling ride experiences on varied terrains ranging from gentle slopes to challenging steep inclines.

9. Picnic Point Pathway: Short but scenic pathway leading towards picnic point where visitors can relax while enjoying beautiful surroundings after their hiking or other outdoor activities.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 27 Perfect for families, and gatherings by Montana gal
park review stars; one to five This campground was perfect for our family camping trip. The bathrooms were well kept, the camp sites were clean. The host and staff were very helpful. And the view from the trail was stunning!
June 24 Favorite place in WA! by BearNWolf
park review stars; one to five Went in May and absolutely stunning with the green from recent rains and all the wildflowers blooming. Very, very clean and well kept campground. Only 4 other campers on a Friday night the weekend before Memorial Day. Highly recommend to others!
May 25 Nice
park review stars; one to five Very nice and clean. Very quiet. No cell service with ATT. Have a lot of short trials and a long trail that leads out to Puffer Butte. It has an overnight lodge.
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Located in the Blue Mountains on the southeastern tip of the state, 30 miles south of Clarkston, Wash.

From Clarkston: Take SR 129 south for 30 miles. Park is four miles south of Anatone. Turn left into main park entrance.

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