Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site

Palouse Hills
Whitman, WA 99111


Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site is a 150-acre, 3,612-foot-tall National Natural Landmark. The thimble-shaped, quartzite butte looms high over the surrounding flat lands.

The park offers panoramic views of nearby farmlands, the Blue Mountains, and other neighboring ranges and peaks.

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park offers seven unsheltered picnic tables and four braziers for cooking, all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interpretive Opportunities

The butte summit features an interpretive wayside exhibit. Outdoor displays explain the site’s natural history, surrounding and distant landscape features, the Cashup Hotel, which once stood on top of the butte, and the unique story of how this National Natural Landmark became a state park.

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