Alcohol banned at popular party spot for WSU, UI students

PULLMAN, Wash. – Alcohol is now banned at Granite Point, a popular place for Washington State and University of Idaho students. 

The Army Corps of Engineers announced the ban Thursday, saying it is designed to enhance public safety and increase the overall recreation quality of the site. 

Students often visit the area to celebrate the end of classes. People also cliff jump in the area, even though it is prohibited. 

“These activities become even more dangerous when combined with alcohol use,” a release stated. 

The Army Corps of Engineers says the alcohol ban will also allow them and local law enforcement partners to better redistribute resources across the Lewiston and Clarkston Valley by reducing the disproportionate amount of alcohol-related complaints and incidents at the site.