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Directions from Spokane :
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  • I-90 WEST to Ritzville, at Ritzville there will be a off ramp to:
  • HWY 395 South (Exit 220 towards Pasco) - 30.3 miles
  • HWY 26 to Othello/Colfax - 20.4 miles
  • HWY 24 to  Yakima and Mattawa - 17.5 miles
  • Stay on HWY 24 until you come to the stop sign. You will see the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on the left as you come down the hill. At the stop sign look left and see the Vernita Bridge. Looking straight ahead you will see the Flats and the River. This is where we set up our camp/boat for the entire season.
  • Turn right toward Mattawa and travel about - 3/4 to 1 mile- look for the public fishing sign directing you to turn left on the gravel/dirt road. Follow the road towards the campers and river.
  • This is also a public camping area. No fees are charged. No power hookups.
  • Stay right when road Ys our boat will be a silver, white & grey 21' hardtop jet with FISHTALE GUIDE SERVICE on the side. The boat will be on the trailer behind a gray 4 door Dodge Ram Truck parked next to a Camper.

Directions from Seattle :
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  • I-90 EAST towards Spokane - about 130 miles
  • Merge onto HWY 26 EAST (Exit 137) Towards Othello/Pullman - 1 mile
  • Turn Right onto HWY 243 - 14.3 miles
  • Turn Left onto 24-SW Rd - 13.8 miles
  • Turn Left onto HWY 24 - 9 miles
  • Look for the Public Fishing Sign to your Right. It is about 1.5 miles before the Vernita Bridge. Turn there and follow the gravel (sand, rock and bumpy) towards the campers.
  • Stay right when the road Y's. Our boat will be a silver, white & grey 21' hardtop jet with FISHTALES GUIDE SERVICE on the side. The boat will be on the trailer behind a gray 4 door Dodge Ram Truck parked next to a camper.

Directions from Tri Cities :
  • HWY 240 to HWY 24 to the Vernita Bridge towards Mattawa.
  • Cross over the Vernita Bridge and travel about 1- 3/4 to 2 miles.
  • Look to your LEFT for the Public Fishing Sign. Turn there and follow the gravel (sand, rock and bumpy) towards the Campers.
  • Stay right when the road Y's. Our boat will be a silver, white and grey 21' hardtop jet with FISHTALES GUIDE SERVICE on the side. The boat will be on the trailer behind a grey 4 door Dodge Ram Truck parked next to a Camper.


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