Palouse Outdoor Festival

Monday, August 20th through Sunday, August 26th at WSU Pullman and Saturday, August 25 at Wawawai County Park

The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University will hold its 5th Annual Palouse Outdoor Festival on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Wawawai County Park, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the park. This year, we are also extending the festival by offering activities at WSU Pullman throughout the week of August 20th-26th. Registration for events at WSU Pullman is available online. This is your opportunity to try rock climbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more for free!

This FREE event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse.

 Leave No Trace Principle #1:  Plan ahead and prepare. 

  • Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park.
  • Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate.

All events are FREE, so come and try something new! Look for a registration table upon arrival at the Wawawai County Park. For more information about the event, call 509-335-1892 or 509-335-2651. 

2018 Shuttles

Shuttles to Wawawai County Park on August 25th will be offered for a $5 registration fee. Two shuttles leave the ORC lobby at 9:00 a.m. and arrive to the park shortly after registration opens. There, individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for the day's programs. Shuttles will leave the park at 3:00 p.m. the same day. Register for a shuttle soon- seats are limited.

2018 Schedule of Events:

Activities marked with an asterisk (*) are not be suitable for youth. Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Call Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 509-335-9668 for accommodation information.

Registration for Pullman events is available online. Registration for Wawawai Park events will be day-of, at the park.

Wawawai County Park, August 25th:

Time

Activity

Duration

10:00am

Kayak Tour of the Snake River*

2 hours

10:00am

Rock Climbing at Granite Point

2 hours

10:00am

Granite Point Restoration*

1 hour

10:00am- 2:00pm

Stand Up Paddleboard Demos

Drop In

10:00am- 3:00pm

Slacklining

Drop In

11:00am

Backcountry Cooking 101 Clinic

1 hour

12:00pm

Canoe Tour of the Snake River

2 hours

12:00pm

Stand Up Paddleboard Tour*

1.5 hours

1:00pm

Kayak Tour of the Snake River*

2 hours

1:00pm

Rock Climbing at Granite Point

2 hours

1:00pm

Kayak Tour of the Snake River*

2 hours

1:00pm- 3:00pm

Kayak Demos

Drop In

2:00pm

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga*

1 hour

2:00pm

Scenic Hike & Leave No Trace Awareness

1 hour

 

WSU Pullman, August 20th-26th

Date

Activity

Location

Time

20-Aug

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation

Chinook Lawn

9:30-11:30am

20-Aug

Belay Clinic

SRC Climbing Wall

7:00-9:00pm

21-Aug

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation

Chinook Lawn

12:30-2:30pm

21-Aug

Sunset Paddle

Wawawaii County Park- Meets at ORC

3:45-9:30pm

21-Aug

Bouldering Orientation & Climbing Movement

Climbing Wall

1:00-2:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm

22-Aug

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation

Chinook Lawn

12:30-2:30pm

22-Aug

Sunset Paddle (Kayak) & Yoga

Wawawaii County Park- Meets at ORC

3:45-8:30pm

22-Aug

Intro to Backcountry Bear Safety

ORC/Bear Center

6:00-7:30pm

22-Aug

S'mores with the ORC

Cultural Center

6:30-8:30pm

22-Aug

Belay Clinic

Climbing Wall

7:00-9:00pm

23-Aug

Bouldering Orientation & Climbing Movement

Climbing Wall

1:00-2:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm

 23-Aug

Belay Clinic

Climbing Wall

7:00-9:00pm

23-Aug

Into to Backpacking Clinic

ORC

 5:00-8:00pm

23-Aug

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation

Chinook Lawn

12:30-2:30pm

23-Aug

Sunset Paddle & SUP Yoga

Wawawaii

3:45-8:00pm

23-Aug

Ropes Course Obstacle Course

SRC Backyard

5:00-7:00pm

24-Aug

Belay Clinic

SRC Climbing Wall

7:00-9:00pm

24-Aug

ORC Tour and Sunset Hike at Kamiak Butte

ORC & Kamiak

4:00-7:00pm

26-Aug

Belay Clinic

SRC Climbing Wall

7:00-9:00pm