Walla Walla to the Wild

An Interactive Map of Recreation Opportunities in the Blue Mountain Country

Inspired by the recent work of the Community Council of Walla Walla on enhancing regional outdoor recreation opportunities, we provide an interactive map - Walla Walla to the Wild – that highlights many locations you’ll want to explore.

How to Use this Map: Walla Walla to the Wild is divided into several layers including hiking, camping, birding, and others.

The layers selections are visible after checking the small gray box in the top left corner of the map. When the layers list is diplayed, check or uncheck the box next to each layer to view or hide those locations. For instance, if searching for only fishing opportunities, then only the fishing layer needs to be active. Clicking on a location will reveal more detailed information on that site, and sometimes a link for another site with more information will be included.

A Note on Birding: The birding layer has two kinds of points: primary and secondary. Primary points (shown as binocular icons) apply to a full area, such as a park, while secondary points (shown as a teardrop shape) show one specific place in that area. Usually this is a spot that is particularly good for a certain bird species. It is best to navigate around the map using primary points only, and then referring to secondary points. There are a couple of birding routes following roads as well. These routes are highlighted in blue. A primary point describing the whole route can be found at the start of the route.

Development: This map was created by Mitchell Cutter, a junior at Whitman College majoring in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. He created this map during the summer of 2015 while working for us as an intern. His position was funded by the Environmental Studies Department of Whitman College. We deeply appreciate Mitch’s hard work and the great product he produced.

Acknowledgments: This database was created with help from local organizations that provided location data and descriptions. Special thanks to the following for their assistance:

Blue Mountain Audubon Society (www.blumtn.org)

Bluewood Ski Area (www.bluewood.com)

City of Asotin (cityofasotin.org/public-parks)

City of Dayton (www.daytonwa.com/)

City of Waitsburg (www.cityofwaitsburg.com/park.html)

City of Walla Walla (www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/parksrecreation)

Friends of Badger Mountain (friendsofbadger.org)

Hermiston Parks and Recreation (www.hermiston.or.us/parks-recreation/home)

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society (www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org)

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (www.dfw.state.or.us)

Oregon State Parks (www.oregonstateparks.org)

Pendleton Parks and Recreation (www.pendletonparksandrec.com/parks)

Spout Springs Ski Area (www.spoutspringsskiarea.com)

Tri-State Steelheaders (www.tristatesteelheaders.com)

Tri-Cities Washington Guide (tri-citiesguide.org/)

Umatilla National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla)

US Army Corps of Engineers (www.usace.army.mil)

Visit Walla Walla (www.wallawalla.org)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (wdfw.wa.gov)

Washington State Parks (www.parks.wa.gov)

Wheatland Wheelers Bicycle Club (www.wheatlandwheelers.com)