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Thunderbird Lodge

at Washington State Park

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Purchase souvenirs, convenience items, ice and firewood at the park store inside Thunderbird Lodge. Lodging check-in and watercraft rental are handled at Thunderbird Lodge. Thunderbird Lodge operates during the on-season (April through October), with limited hours in the off-season (November through March). 

The store, cabins, swimming pool and watercraft rentals are operated by the park concession, BA Services Inc. Reservations and questions regarding concession operations can be made by contacting concession staff at 636-586-2995 or visiting their website.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds:

  • 7 a.m. to sunset, year-round.
  • November through March
    The roads to Shelter #1/CCC Ridge, the swimming pool, cabins and the Big River Day-Use Area (including Shelter #2/Big River Day-Use Area Shelter) are closed to vehicles. They are open to foot traffic.

Interpretive Center hours

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

April through October

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Saturday

November through March

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
  • Closed Saturday through Tuesday

Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.