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Juniper Dunes Wilderness

General Location Maps Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws


The area is approximately seven miles NE of Pasco, WA.

From Ritzville and Spokane:

  • US 395 South to Pasco - exit onto Hwy 12 East (towards Walla Walla).
  • Just under 2 miles, exit onto Kahlotus Road (ramp north towards Kahlotus).
  • Continue NE on the Kahlotus Road for approx 5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Peterson Road (first 2 miles is Private Road - * Note: there is a huge yellow mailbox on the opposite side of Kahlotus Road at the entrance to Peterson Rd).
  • Continue straight approx 4 miles on Peterson Road - at the Juniper Road intersection - turn right.
  • Park in this area or continue for approximately 2 more miles.
  • There is a second large parking area with a metal information Kiosk at this point - this puts you next to the play area dunes. Be aware of sandy conditions in this parking area.
  • From here use an area map to get to the Wilderness Gate +1 mile away via Wilderness Road. Please sign in at the kiosk.

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