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Rufus Woods Lake
P.O. Box 1120
Bridgeport, WA 98813-1120
Phone: (509) 686-5501

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See the Rufus Woods Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Chief Joseph Dam (509) 686-5501

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Directions: Chief Joseph Dam is located in Bridgeport, WA. From Grand Coulee, drive 22 miles west on WA 174 to WA 17. Drive 16 miles west on WA 17 to the Columbia River. Or from Wenatchee, WA, drive 73 miles north on US 97, then 8 miles east on WA 17.

Factoid: With a total of 27 generating units, Chief Joseph Dam is the second-largest hydropower producer in the United States -- second only to Grand Coulee Dam. The power plant produces enough power to supply the electrical needs of over 1.5 million people.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 3/28/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

15 Recreation areas at Rufus Woods Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Brandt's Landing             A       I
Bridgeport Marina Park Boat Ramp E N     X   C        
Bridgeport State Park E N G D   X X     A G GS X BE H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Chief Joseph Dam Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Commons             A G GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Debris Basin           P A       M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Foster Creek             A G GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Information & Rest Area             A G GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lower Spillway           C A G GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Shore Trail                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Viewpoint             A GS X   I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Powerhouse Viewpoint             A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Rocky Flats           A       M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Viewpoint             A GS     H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Willow Flats         D A G GS X   F
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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