Selah Creek community. Over 40 acres with a fabulous view of the Yakima River and the surrounding mountains. Power next to the property. Located in a very desirable area, the gateway to the Yakima Valley wine country and breweries. There's lots of entertainment right out your back door from world-class fly fishing on the Yakima River to fun in the sun rafting down the meandering river. Property may be sub-dividable. LandThis land is rolling with views of the Yakima River and mountains in the distance. Located in an area of new homes with access from a county maintained road. Power is at the road and the property will need a well and septic ImprovementsProperty is accessed by county maintained road with power available at the road. Subject property will need well and septic. RecreationLooking for a little more adventure in your life? Then it’s time to visit the Yakima Valley! We’ve been blessed with an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, which means there really isn’t a bad time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors. And because we’re centrally located in Washington State, getting here with all your gear is a snap. Both the White Pass and Chinook Pass Scenic Byways funnel into the Yakima Valley, making the geologic diversity of the Cascade Mountain Range just a short drive away. There are also three major rivers flowing through the Valley, forming 109 different lakes and a total of 173 miles of flowing river, perfect for everything from fishing to rafting to standup paddle boarding. All this geologic diversity means this is one of those places where you can ski in the morning, mountain bike in the afternoon, then golf at twilight. You know what the hardest part about coming to the Yakima Valley is? Figuring out what to do first! Region & ClimateIn Yakima, the summers are hot, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 90°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 99°F. Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Yakima for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August. HistoryHistory. The Yakama people were the first known inhabitants of the Yakima Valley. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition came to the area and discovered abundant wildlife and rich soil, prompting the settlement of homesteaders. A Catholic Mission was established in Ahtanum, southwest of present-day Yakima, in 1847. LocationYakima is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. It is situated in the Yakima Valley, a productive agricultural region noted for apple, wine, and hop production. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. The name Yakima originates from the Yakama Nation Native American tribe, whose reservation is located south of the city.