Chamna Natural Preserve

Chamna Natural Preserve

 

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DOG PARK

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Description

Notice:
DOGS: Richland Municipal Code requires all dogs to be leashed or at heel at all times. Pick up after your pet!
Cyclist: Stay on formalized trails, no new trail building unless approved by City of Richland Parks and Recreation and  avoid wet areas.
Horses: Stay on formalized trails and please keep offloading area clean, and avoid wet areas.
Please consider carrying a trash bag on your visit. The riverfront collects the most trash.The Chamna Natural Preserve is a 276+ acre park with over 11 miles of muscle-powered trails suitable for jogging, walking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Signage throughout the preserve will help you get around and help you to identify various flora and fauna of the area. The hikes in the preserve have been rated as one of the top 50 desert hikes in Washington by the Mountaineers club of Seattle. The winter time offers great cross country skiing and snow shoeing if we get enough snow. Make sure you bring water as drinking water is not available.The Chamna Natural Preserve is a Richland city park so no open fires are allowed, no camping is permitted and paintball or discharge of weapons is forbidden in the park, any ground disturbance must be approved at the City / Federal level. The preserve closes at 11:00 PM and opens again at dawn. No vehicles are allowed in the preserve so you can enjoy the outdoor experience without the roar of off road vehicles.

The Tapteal Greenway  maintains the trails and has a working agreement with the city to build trails and provide amenities for the park. With the cooperation of the city the TGA removed over 16 tons of trash from this once abused area. We hope you will bring along a trash bag to pick up after those who do not appreciate the beauty of the park.We have also been involved in re-establishing native plants and have begun to eradicate noxious weeds and invasive plants in the area.

Sunrise on Chamna

Sunrise on Chamna

Directions

Chamna Natural Preserve is located in south Richland adjacent to Drywall Supply and Inland Paving. Take the Aaron street exit off highway 240 or George Washington Way. At Beaver Bark, take the overpass and turn right at the T. Proceed down the slope to the Chamna stone sign, follow the unmarked pavement to the right onto the parking lot at the end of the road.
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Trail Map

The Chamna Natural Preserve trail system can be explored by using the trail maps located in the preserve, or you can also download one by clicking here.
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Photos

Winter Chamna

Winter Chamna

Fall river trail

Fall river trail

West trailhead

West trailhead

Dogs

Dogs

Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations

History

History

flora fauna

flora fauna

Fall Chamna Reach
Fall Chamna Reach

Raccoons in Chamna den

Raccoons in Chamna den