Fort Simcoe was established in 1856 as a consequence of hostilities between the Indians and the white men and has become one of the most visited historical spots in the Yakima Valley. It was the advance post of the 9th Regiment United States Infantry for three years. The fort was built on an ancient tribal gathering place. After the military ceased it's use of Fort Simcoe, it became the home of the Yakama Indian Agency.
It's located south of Yakima about 30 miles west of Toppenish. From Yakima, you can reach it by taking Highway 97 south to Lateral A road. Turn west on Lateral A and go about 13 miles to Fort Road and turn right. Continue on Fort Road to the town of White Swan. Turn left on Fort Extension Road and left again on Signal Peak Road. Go south on Signal Peak Road to Fort Simcoe Road and turn right.
You can visit Fort Simcoe State Park April 1st through October 1st. The park is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to dusk and the interpretive center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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