Dangerous Weather Conditions
From the Weather Service effective Friday night through Sunday morning (12/6-12/8): Bitterly cold air along with winds will produce dangerously low wind chill temperatures. Frost bite can occur in less than 30 minutes. Hypothermia also possible. More »
Support Your Park
America’s National Parks belong to everyone. Support from the public is essential to maintain them. This support can come in many forms: financial, gifts of material goods, volunteer efforts, or political support.
Discover Your Northwest is one of many cooperating associations that assist National Parks.
Many projects at Whitman Mission could only have been accomplished with the help of volunteers. And you don’t even have to come to the site to help. With modern technology people around the world have been able to complete projects for the park. Contact the park VIP coordinator at 509-522-6357 to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Did You Know?
Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.