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2020 Yakima Canyon (Spring) Knap-in Announcement
Friday, May 15th- Sunday, May 17th
Host - Jim 'JKnapper' Miller

In Response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak the Yakima Canyon Knap-in is CANCELED

So I did some checking on cancelling my reservations and asking for a refund.

Good News/Bad News.

The good news it that it is easy. Simply to the Recreation.gov website, log into your account, look up your reservation, click on 'Reservation Details' and the select 'Cancel'.

The Bad News - for the three day reservation of $28 (including Golden Pass Discount), my refund was $5. Refunds for the total amount would have been granted for reservations for camping BEFORE April 30 due to the Corona Virus restrictions and MAY be extended if the virus restrictions are extended.

So I may wait to see if the virus restriction are extended OR I may just go camping!

Here's the link to cancel the reservation

Reservations for campsites should be made starting on November 20th, 2019 (the weeky before Thanksgiving). Both the Knap-in and the Big Pines Campground are very popular so it is VERY IMPORTANT to make your Reservation EARLY

Jim Miller will be hosting the Fourth Annual Spring Knap-in at the Big Pines Campground in Yakima Canyon, Friday, May 15th- Sunday, May 17th.

Big Pines is located in the scenic Yakima River Canyon, which cuts through massive basalt cliffs and rolling desert hills, 19 miles south of Ellensburg, Washington. This canyon has been designated as a state scenic route and offers excellent wildlife viewing, fishing in a Blue Ribbon trout stream, river rafting and camping.

At 20 acres, Big Pines is BLMís largest recreation site in the Yakima River Canyon. The northern edge of the recreation site is adjacent to undeveloped hiking trails on lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is recommended that you reserve campsites as early as possible using the BLM website. There are also three other close-by campgrounds in the event all sites at the Big Pines campground are taken.
    1. Umtanum (6.9 miles from Big Pines) - Six campsites
    2. Lmuma Creek (2.8 Miles) - Seven campsites
    3. Roza (2.4 miles) - Six campsites

Note: Each site can accommodate 10 people and may be shared with one other vehicle and/or tent. If you canít get a reservations and would like to share a spot contact Jim Keffer (jckeffer@comcast.net 425-503-4413) or Jim Miller (goldpoint@comcast.net 206-930-9107) and we'll see if we can work something out.

The campgrounds in Yakima Canyon are all along Hwy 821 (Yakima Canyon Road). Access is either via:
    1. I90 exit 109, go south on Canyon Rd/Hwy 821 (18.6 miles)
    2. I82 exit 3, go west on Hwy 821/Thrall Rd (15.6 miles)
    3. I82 exit 26, go west on Hwy 821 (9.7 miles)


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