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Yakima Training Center Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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MWR at Yakima Training Center provides childcare, fitness and recreation services to active duty Service members, spouses, retirees and DOD civilians. MWR services include the Blanchard Physical Fitness Center, Child and Youth Services, Pacific Rim Café, YTC Recreation Center, RV and Vehicle Storage Lot, seasonal RV dry camp, juvenile fishing pond, archery range, Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail and access to YTC “public lands” for hunting and recreating.

Blanchard Physical Fitness Center

The Blanchard Physical Fitness Center includes indoor and outdoor basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, synthetic and cross-country running tracks, fully stocked functional fitness, cardio and weight rooms, showers, lockers, saunas, fitness and recreation equipment rentals. For more information, see Gym Use Policy FAQ.

YTC Child Development Center

YTC is home to a state-of-the-art Child Development Center. If you are interested in registering your child at the YTC Child Development Center, located in building 160.

Hunting and public access

A recreation card is required for all public access to the installation for hunting and recreation. Rec cards are available for sale at the Blanchard Physical Fitness Center. A detailed topographic map is provided with your rec card purchase. All hunters must abide by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations and have the correct draw or tag to hunt on YTC ( For more information on the YTC hunting program and public access, please see Rec-Card FAQ.

Fee schedule Category
$10 Active duty military
$20 DOD civilian/retiree
$24 Civilian
$0 Yakima Nation Native American

*Required for all users ages 10 and older.


Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

The Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (P2C), formerly known as the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, spans 300 miles across two-thirds of Washington – from the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho border. Some 23 miles of trail follow the former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad through Yakima Training Center property and are dually managed and maintained by the U.S. Army and Washington State Parks. Public access to the P2C Trail does not require a recreation card; however, as Yakima Training Center is an active military training installation, users are reminded to remain on the trail at all times. There are is little to no water or public amenities available on YTC-administered lands at this time.  


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Pacific Rim Café

The Pacific Rim Café is a contracted MWR cafeteria offering a diverse menu from all over the world – located adjacent to the YTC Recreation Center and RV Dry Camp.

YTC Recreation Center

The YTC Recreation Center is a self-serve facility for Service members to rest and relax – offering free access to a TV and game room, billiards, ping-pong and streaming Wi-Fi. Guests are asked to please sign in and clean up after themselves.

RV and Vehicle Storage Lot

Store your RV or POV at our secure outdoor facility (dimensions 15’ X 45’ max). Access is 24/7.

Cost: $40/month | $200/6 months | $400/year

Patrons must register their vehicle with MWR staff at the Blanchard Physical Fitness Center during normal hours of operation.

RV Travel Camp

The RV Travel Camp is open seasonally to active duty Service members, spouses, retirees and DOD civilians, April – October. The YTC Travel Camp is a primitive dry-camp for self-contained recreational vehicles (sorry, no tents). Nearby amenities include picnic tables, barbecue pits, volleyball court, Exchange, Pacific Rim Café, YTC Recreation Center and Blanchard Physical Fitness Center. To register, stop by BPFC during normal hours of operation. Please practice Leave-No-Trace principles while staying and recreating at YTC. For more information, see YTC Travel Camp FAQ. 

Fee Schedule: $15 daily (14-day limit) 

Juvenile Fishing Pond & Outdoor Archery Range

Phone: +1(509)577-3208
The Outdoor Archery Range and Juvenile Fishing Pond are self-serve facilities located off Firing Center Road. The Juvenile Fishing Pond is filled April to October by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. A Recreation Card is not required for children 15 years of age and younger. Users must keep all fish caught (limit 3 per day – please do not clean on site).

Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Rentals

YTC Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers wholesome outlets for recreation including skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, snow-shoeing, whitewater rafting, golf and more. MWR also offers a catalog of discounted outdoor gear for the most avid of recreationalists.

Item Daily Cost
Canopy $20
BBQ Trailer $10
Kayak (single) $20
Canoe (single) $20
Inflatable Float Tube $10
Life Vest $5
Paddle (individual) $10
Mountain Bike (full suspension) $10


  • Hunting & Public Access
  • Hours of operation are subject to change. Public access users are strongly encouraged to verify rec card hours of operation prior to planning their visit.
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