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Exploring the Chamna Natural Preserve is the Best Way to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Take a break from your busy life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the great outdoors!  Washington is one of the best destinations in the country to enjoy some fresh air and see incredible views of its breathtaking beauty.  Located near the rushing waters of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers is the Chamna Natural Preserve, a gorgeous part of Richland, Washington, that contains over 276 acres of forests and grasslands.  Escape to the peaceful environment of this region to engage in a variety of different activities throughout some of Washington’s cleanest and most well-kept land.  Learn all about what the Chamna Natural Preserve has to offer and come see its many wonders for yourself!

3 of the Most Fun Things to Do at the Chamna Natural Preserve

  1. Journey Through the Trails

Miles of trails are spread throughout the Chamna Natural Preserve to create the perfect day for any enthusiastic explorer.  You can choose to hike, bike, walk, or even go horseback riding through these paths stretched throughout the region.  Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are also available during the snowy winter months.  A Chamna Natural Preserve map is displayed at the entrance to assist you in planning your journey through the area!  Dogs are permitted here as long as they are leashed as their owners clean up after them.  

  1. Observe Local Wildlife

Explosions of color from the numerous plants and animals of this area combine to create the most picturesque setting you’ve ever seen.  The Chamna Nature Preserve is filled with beautiful, blooming rose bushes, red-tailed hawks sporting their bright feathers, and vibrant butterflies drifting through the vivid blue sky.  Other animals that you might glimpse include river otters, raccoons, minks, coyotes, jackrabbits, and more.  Countless species of birds inhabit this area as well, such as sparrows, pelicans, geese, osprey, ducks, pheasants, and many others.  

  1. Get on the Water

The adjacent rivers make this area the ideal spot for water activities as well.  The Tapteal Water Trail is a popular place for kayaking and canoeing; it begins at Bateman Island and winds its way all the way up to Benton City.  This a great way to see more of Washington’s magnificent scenery as well.  Check out Columbia Kayak Adventures for details about rentals and guided tours!  
For more of Washington’s amazing environment, make sure to visit the neighboring Riverview Natural Preserve as well!

Come Stay with Us at Cameo Heights Mansion!

Complete your trip to Washington by treating yourself to the best possible accommodations.  Cameo Heights Mansion is a luxurious bed and breakfast tucked away in the charming town of Walla Walla, WA.  You can explore our excellent surrounding area or choose to stay right here on our property!  Take advantage of our many incredible amenities, such as our pool, hot tub, game room, theatre room, vineyard, and much more.  This is bound to the vacation of a lifetime, so don’t wait another minute; check our availability and book your stay in our deluxe mansion today!
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