5150 Fort Simcoe Rd, White Swan Washington 98952
The building of Fort Simcoe was started in 1856, and was turned over to the Department of Indian Affairs in 1859. The fort was abandoned in 1923 when the agency moved to Toppenish. In 1953, a cooperative effort between Washington State Parks, the Yakima Indian Nation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other local organizations, began to restore Fort Simcoe.
The park features picnicking, interpretation, hiking and playground equipment.
The park is primarily an interpretive effort telling the story of the mid-19th century army life and local native American culture.
The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.
Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(White Swan) Fort Simcoe State Park
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11/30 Coming to The White Swan area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.