Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe
Saturday May 11, 2019
6:30 am bird walk @Umtanum Creek Recreation Area
Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend and Take Your Mother for a Walk!
This annual event is FREE and FAMILY friendly. We encourage you to take advantage of as many field trips as you can during the day - see the list of expert-led field trips below.
Be sure to thank your field trip leader - they are volunteering their time!
Educational booths with fun activities are located at Helen McCabe State Park. Expert-led Field Trips leave from the parking area at Umtanum Creek Recreation Area.
Please be sure to purchase a $5 day-pass to park at the Bureau of Land Management's Umtanum Recreation Area and a Discover Pass to park at Helen McCabe State Park. Passes are available onsite or for purchase ahead of time from the Chamber of Commerce in Ellensburg.
You do not need to register ahead of time, but please bring water to drink, snacks, wear layers of clothing, and sturdy shoes. The trails are easy, but can be rough in places.
Please bring your kids, but not your pets :-).
Download the printable schedule of field trips and activities here:
Directions to the field trips and booths/activities here:
Parking at Umtanum requires either a $5 day pass or a federal America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The day pass is available on site at Umtanum. The annual pass is available online.
We also recommend a state Discover Pass - available online, at Fred Meyer, and at the Kittitas Chamber of Commerce.