With increasing popularity and no toilet facilities to be found between the highway and the parking lot, the area became littered with stray toilet paper and undesirable material made a mess of the landscape surrounding the parking area and the basin where visitors camp in large numbers. Climbers had been asking permission to install a toilet here for nearly twenty years when, in 2012, Washington Fish and Wildlife finally said yes.
The Washington Climbers Coalition, the American Alpine Club, The Mountaineers, and the Spokane Mountaineers raised money to pay for the installation of this toilet in 2014. This was a major donation to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and a major improvement to the climbing experience and the natural environment at Frenchman Coulee. In 2017 we raised funds to install a second one because the first has been overloaded. Fish and Wildlife intends to install the second toilet in early 2018.