Priest Rapids

Priest Rapids Recreation Area

This recreation area is located near the community of Desert Aire. Opportunities for camping and day-use activities include a three-lane boat launch, 3.1-mile shoreline trail, picnic area, vault toilets, interpretive signage, and swimming area. Campsites can be reserved May through September. The camping fee is $15 per night.

Priest Rapids Recreation Area (PRRA) amenities:

  • triple-lane boat launch with ADA boarding floats
  • breakwater jetty
  • boat launch parking (77 vehicle with trailer, 18 vehicle)
  • 14 RV/tent campsites with irrigated lawn and picnic tables
  • 1 domestic hose bib for campers
  • 1 camp host site (water, power, septic holding tank)
  • day-use picnic areas (24 tables)
  • 2.5 acres of irrigated lawn with mature trees
  • barbecue grills (5 within day-use area, 3 along trail)
  • 3.1-mile shoreline trail (paved and gravel) with 2 trailheads and associated parking
  • delineated swim area
  • interpretive displays
  • double vault toilet
  • single vault toilets located at boat launch and hiking trail.
  • trash receptacles
  • kiosks with interpretive/educational materials
  • accessible routes to all facilities
  • automated irrigation system

Visit our interactive map for driving directions and water levels.

Find out more about the PRRA Campground or to make a reservation.