Photography. The grounds at Whitman Mission provide opportunities for interesting photos at any time of year. Learn more.
Bird Watching. Whitman Mission is one of the best places in the Walla Walla Valley to look for birds. Learn more.
Exercise. Many people walk the grounds and the hill for exercise.
Games in the Picnic Area. Kite flying, and lawn games such as Frisbee, badminton, and ball games are allowed, but only in the picnic area and lawns adjacent to the parking lot.
Bicycling to and from. Bikes are allowed only on the paved road or parking lot. No bikes are allowed on the paved trails or dirt trails in the park. Bike racks are located in the grass oval in front of the Visitor Center and at the east end of the reconstructed Oregon Trail ruts. Bikes may be walked through the park.
Roller skates, in-line skates, and skateboards are allowed, but only in the parking area.
Fishing in Mill Creek. Fishing is allowed in Mill Creek which is adjacent to the park. Fishing rod, line, and tackle in accordance with state law and regulations may be hand carried from the Visitor Center parking area to Mill Creek. Fishing is not allowed within park boundaries: park pond, irrigation ditches, or Doan Creek.
Activities which are not allowed:
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.