Ask anyone who has lived in Tri-Cities a while and they will always put the word "party" with "Bateman Island". If you don't have any idea what I am talking about then your probably not considered a local.
You know it has been a party place for years, but here are some surprising things you might not know about the history of the island.
You used to be able to drive out to the shores of the island for fishing, camping or keg parties.
There used to be a playground out on the island.
There used to be wild ponies on the island.
In the 1960s you could rent a horse to ride around the island.
It was a popular place for skinny dipping.
There used to be a Wanapum burial ground on the island.
Live deer can be found on the island in the early mornings.
People used to race 4 wheelers around the island.
The ice used to freeze hard enough to ice skate
There used to be power outlets to plug in lights and stereos.