FIELDS SPRING STATE PARK
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.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is open year round for camping and day use. A Sno-Park permit is needed from Nov. 15 through April 30.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Badgers? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Sheep? Skunks? Squirrels? Weasels?Chukars? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Eagles? Grouse? Hawks? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Turkeys? Woodpeckers? Wrens
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
4500-foot-high Puffer Butte is of volcanic origin. As a result of the massive Grande Ronde volcanic flows, basalt is the dominant rock in the vicinity.? Douglas Fir? Ponderosa Pine? Spruce? Yew? Alder? Maple? Foxglove? Lupines? Orchids? Paintbrush? Rose? Berries
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.
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).
Group Accommodations:Two teepees (each sleeps eight) may be reserved per night per teepee. To reserve, call the park office at (509) 256-3332.
More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.