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Destinations

Looking for things to do outside? Here's our articles on destinations within the Columbia Basin to go explore.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Retired Reclamation surveyor’s guide to recreation in the Basin

Dick Hemore, of the MarDon Resort area, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation surveyor and hunting and fishing gu...

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Exploring Potholes State Park

POTHOLES STATE PARK — As the summer heat bears down, any excuse to find yourself near the water is a good one. A trip to Potholes State Park, just off O’Sul...

Updated 2 years, 5 months ago
Ginkgo State Park adds new renovations

VANTAGE — Just past the bridge crossing the Columbia River near Vantage, the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park sits just a few miles away, holding remnants ...

Updated 4 years, 3 months ago
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MarDon Fresh News – August 24, 2017

Updated 4 years, 6 months ago
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The weather this past week has improved the fishing for several species. The crappie and trout fishing have been impressive in both size and numbers of fish. The water level on the Reservoir is still very high, b...

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
Fresh News from MarDon

Potholes Reservoir has been producing some very large yellow perch at the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway in fifteen feet of water where Crab Creek enters Poth...

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
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As the water temperature cools on Potholes the fishing is slowly improving for walleye and perch. Surface temperatures are in the mid-60s now, which is down ...

Updated 5 years, 3 months ago
Fresh News From MarDon

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. This is a yearly tribute to the contribu...

Updated 5 years, 3 months ago
Fresh News From MarDon

Bass fishing has been very effective in the Sand Dunes, finding current flows, beaver huts and underwater wood & weed lines. Crab Creek continues to produce ...

Updated 5 years, 3 months ago
Fresh News From MarDon

The 2016 Washington Walleye Circuit final was held at MarDon Resort on Saturday and Sunday (8/13-14/16). There were 212 Walleye weighed in at the two-day tournament.

Updated 5 years, 3 months ago
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Bass fishing on Potholes Reservoir has been great. Our water level on Potholes is beginning to go down. Current water level as of today is 1034.65 and will b...

Updated 5 years, 4 months ago
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The water level continues to be higher than normal on Potholes Reservoir for Aug. 5 with high-water level currently 1036.00. As of July 28 water level was 10...

Updated 5 years, 5 months ago
Fresh News from MarDon

With the water level of the Potholes Reservoir dropping rapidly, the Sand Dunes are much more recognizable and a minimal current flow can be seen. Moving water makes fish congregate, which enhances fish action.

Updated 5 years, 5 months ago
Fresh News from MarDon

Bass fishing on Potholes Reservoir continues to surprise us with many catch-and-release bass fishers, releasing over 20 bass on one evening. Retired Moses La...

Updated 5 years, 6 months ago
Fresh News from MarDon

The Feel Free to Fish Weekend is this upcoming weekend, June 11-12. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages people to go outside and fish any state water without buying a fishing license.

Updated 5 years, 6 months ago
Fresh News from MarDon

Walleye fishing on Potholes Reservoir is really picking up. The larger fish have been showing up at the power lines in Crab Creek and the front of the dunes, they are both producing using slow death and double wh...