Recreation OpportunitiesThe Cheney area abounds with opportunities to explore nature, geography, geology, lakes, rivers and streams, and local history, in a picturesque, four-season setting. Make time to explore our corner of the world soon! If you know of a great recreation opportunity which should be listed here, contact us.
Anglers will find rainbow and cutthroat trout in abundance during fishing season (the last full weekend in April through September 30). Badger Lake is also a popular destination for boating, water skiing and other water sports. A public boat launch is available, but other beach facilities are all privately owned. Located just 20 minutes from Cheney, Badger Lake is worth a visit!
Boy Scouts emphasize adventure, service, leadership, and preparation for life. Contact Rick Campbell at 509-481-8172 for information on Scouting opportunities in Cheney.
Bunker's Resort on Williams Lake
Besides fishing, Williams Lake is perfect for boating, kayaking, canoeing, sail boarding, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, snorkeling, turtle hunting, bicycling, walking, running and hiking. Bunker's is a pet friendly resort so even the family dog can come along and enjoy a vacation. Bunker's Resort is just 20 minutes from Cheney.
Cheney WAVES Competitive Swim Team
A USA Swimming competitive swim team for ages 5 and up. Swimmers must have the ability to safely swim across a 25 yard pool to join. Free bus transportation from Cheney Schools to the EWU Aquatic Center is provided. Call 509-995-5395 for more information.
Columbia Plateau Trail
Columbia Plateau Trail State Park is a 4,109-acre, 130-mile-long rail-bed trail that traces the 1908 original path of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad. The route is most accessible at Cheney, with other less accessible points along the way. The route is steeped in history, with scenic vistas along the trail. Currently 23 miles of the trail between Lincoln County and Cheney are developed and open for public use.
EWU Community Water Aerobics
Contact Chris at 251-1166 for more information.
Fishtrap Recreation Area (BLM)
The Fishtrap Recreation Area covers over 7,000 acres of public land which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There are various habitat types from forest, shrub, grassland, wetlands and lakes. These areas are home to a wide variety of wildlife along with beautiful landscapes and even an old farmstead. The Fishtrap Recreation Area is located just 25 minutes from Cheney.
Girls in grades K-12 are welcome. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Opportunity Scholarship Program available. Contact Kris Aasheim at 509-235-5366 for more information.
Ice Age Flood Institute
The Inland Northwest is a land of giants! Monstrous features, carved by rampaging waters lasting only a few weeks, dot the 550-mile course of the greatest floods ever to occur in North America. This area, composed of enormous, intertwining canyons, is appropriately named the Channeled Scablands, and Cheney sits at the gateway. Visit the web site for maps, field guides, lectures and guided tours of this fascinating corner of the earth.
Klink's Resort On the Lake
Located on the shore of Williams Lake, 12 miles south of Cheney, Klink's Resort features cabins, tent & RV camping, boat and kayak rentals, and fine dining in a casual setting. (Restaurant is open seasonally -- be sure to check hours before you go.)
Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground
Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground sits on over 7 acres at the south end of Cheney. Nestled in among the pines you'll find 28 sites and an ample tent area. With four lakes within 10 minutes, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge just south of us, Spokane just 15 minutes east, and Eastern Washington University only a mile away; there are plenty of reasons to visit Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground!
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Visit Turnbull to see numerous waterfowl that congregate on the 300+ wetlands found on the refuge. Spring migration usually begins in March. Tundra swans, Canada geese, northern pintails, American widgeon, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks and goldeneyes are just some of the species often seen here. The Refuge offers accessible trails, shelters, wildlife observation and photography blinds, and bathroom facilities for the visiting public.
West Plains Little League
Competitive youth baseball and softball for youth ages 5-15 years. For information on prices, registration and calendars, visit the WPLLA web site or call 624-8343.