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Welcome to the Crescent Bar Recreation Area, the hidden treasure of Central Washington. Crescent Bar is also an ideal home base for catching a concert at the nearby Gorge Amphitheater, enjoying wine tasting at the award-winning area wineries, or a day of hiking, biking, or rock climbing in the stunning Ancient Lakes and Frenchman Coulee recreation areas. There is plenty to keep you entertained while visiting our bend in the Columbia River.

Owned by Grant County Public Utility District, the Crescent Bar Recreation Area has undergone a major facelift completed in 2017 with various projects continuing through 2018. Central Washington Management Group based out of Quincy, Wash., is managing the Crescent Bar Recreation Area on behalf of Grant PUD. Give us a call for more information and find out what’s new!



Our newly-remodeled campground opened the spring of 2017 and has 55 RV camping sites that are spacious enough for an RV, 1 marine vessel and 2 vehicles. 2018 Reservations open January 15th.



Enjoy the scenic Columbia River while playing a round of golf at our 9- hole Crescent Bar golf course which is open year-round (weather permitting). Click here to see details about the course, including greens fees, membership rates and policies.

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Planning a family gathering in CBRA?  Reserve a shelter at Riverbend Park or Chinook Park by calling 509-754-5002.  Daily rental rate is $50 for groups under 35 people.  Hosting a larger event?  A special use permit may be required and rates will vary based on the type of event.


The Columbia River is a magnificent site to see any time of year. Seeing the sun rising over the snow-covered cliffs behind Crescent Bar or setting on a warm summer day is a breathtaking sight.

With two–boat ramp access areas located on and off of Crescent Bar Island, the newly remodeled marina will have day–use docks available on a first–come first–served basis. The marina has the only on-water fueling station to help keep the fun going and will be newly remodeled.

Come prepared! Check out the Grant PUD interactive map to check boat launch access and river levels before heading down.

Enjoy the walking trail that travels the length of Crescent Bar and along the rivers edge. Perfect for morning walks, bird watching and working off yesterdays BBQ! Contact the Crescent Bar Recreation Area and plan your Central Washington adventures.

For more information on construction please the Grant PUD website.