For the outdoor recreational enthusiast, the Grand Coulee Dam Area offers many exciting and refreshing adventures for people of all ages and experience levels! Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake are two of the most beautiful and vast lakes in Washington, with few crowded areas. Fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, and water sporting can be found on both of these great reservoirs, and houseboating is available on Lake Roosevelt. The coulee walls and unique landscape of this area offer excellent hiking trails and rock climbing. You can learn about the historical buildings that were alive during the dam’s construction era by taking the Historical Walking Tour in the town of Coulee Dam. Don’t forget the 18 hole golf course on the shoreline of Banks Lake. While you’re recreating, you’ll be surrounded by geological wonders. The great floods carved out a coulee, revealing a stunning display of layers of basalt rock.
Over 27,000 acres of warm water from Grand Coulee to Coulee City, aligned with basalt-rock coulees. Steamboat Rock State Park is the centerpiece. For more information call: (509) 633-1304
Crescent Bay Lake
Non-motorized watercraft only, canoe trips and wildlife
A scenic 151 miles long with 630 miles of shoreline from the Grand Coulee Dam to the Canadian border. For more information call Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area at (509) 633-9441. For information about Keller Ferry Marina call (509) 647-5755 or for information about Seven Bays area call (509) 725-1676.
Lake Rufus Woods
Access from the Elmer City Lower Road Boat Launch. The Columbia River, from Grand Coulee Dam to Chief Joseph Dam. A secret hideaway!
Year-round fishing on all area lakes feature kokanee, walleye, large and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, burbout, white fish, channel catfish, carp, perch, crappie and sturgeon.
Camping and RV Parks Electric City
Coulee Playland Resort
401 Coulee Blvd. E, Electric City, WA 99133 / 509.633.2671888.633.2671
Full hook ups and tent sites / convenience store / souvenirs / deli / ice cream / small boat, paddle boat amd party barge rentals / free internet / free boat launch / showers / laundromat / dump station / state and tribal fishing licenses / tackle / boat fuel / YURT rental / picnic and swimming / minutes to Grand Coulee Dam / 65 sites couleeplayland.com
Sunbanks Lake Resort
57662 Hwy 155 N, Electric City, WA 99123 / 509.633.3786 / 888.822.7195
20 acres of property on the shores of Banks Lake / 183 RV and tent sites / awesome views of Banks Lake / high speed internet / handicap accessibility / swimming beach / horse shoe pits / playground equipment / mini golf course / KJ Watersports power boat and jet ski rentals / 30 slip marina / convenience store / espresso stand / on-site restaurant and lodge sunbanksresort.com
Camping and RV Parks Grand Coulee
Grand Coulee RV Park
Bridgeport HWY 174 W, Grand Coulee, WA 99133 / 509.633.0750 / 866.633.0750 / High speed internet and cable / covered picnic area and BBQ / restrooms and showers / laundry on site / tent sites / propane / horse shoe pits / 60 foot pull through sites / shuttle to dam on Friday and Saturday / 41 sites. firstname.lastname@example.org
The King’s Court
Hwy 174 E / 212 E Grand Coulee, Grand Coulee, WA 99133 / 509.633.3655 800.759.2608
Cable TV / public laundromat / showers / shade trees / 38 sites / free shuttle to laser light show for guests / 1 room apartment rentals by the month (bring your own bedding) / no pets / propane / 2.5 miles from Grand Coulee Dam kingscourtrv.com
National Park Service and State Park Service Camping on Lake Roosevelt
Spring Canyon Campground National Park Service
509.633.9188 / 877.444.6777 / Reservations required through Reserve USA (above 877 #) / A few sites are first come first served / 78 campsites / sandy beach / boat launch fees / volleyball / picnic facilities / shade trees / playground / changing rooms / restrooms / swim area /Summer weekend amphitheater programs (including canoe trips) / no fee for boat-in sites and shore camping (must be self-contained and there are no hook ups) / covered group eating with BBQ
National Park Service and State Park Service Camping on Banks Lake
Steamboak Rock State Park
509.633.1304 / 800.452.5687 / 216 campsites (80 primitive) / 136 full hook up sites / 3 cabins / 7 boat ramps / boat launch fees / 12 boat access sites / group sites / basketball court / beach volleyball court / ADA accessible fishing pier / playground / hiking / concessions / restrooms / showers / swimming / wildlife and wildflowers / dump station
Golf and Country Clubs
Banks Lake Golf Club
18 hole golf experience south of Electric City on the shoreline of Banks Lake (509) 633-1400.
Big Bend Golf and Country Club also offers 9 holes of golf at Wilbur, just a 20 minute drive from the Grand Coulee Dam.
Hiking and Walking Trails
1-handicap accessible; 2-little difficulty; 3-moderate; 4-good exercise; 5-good hiking shoes and water a must!
Candy Point Trail (5) The main trail is largely constructed of hand laid stone including steps expertly placed in steeper sections. Park at the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and walk 300 feet down to the park ahead.
Community Trail (1) All four towns are connected by well maintained trails.
Down River Trail (1) A new biking and hiking trail that follows the Columbia River north. Perfect for persons of all ages, 6.5 miles on Rufus Woods Lake.
North Dam Park (1) North Dam Park is located between Electric City and Grand Coulee and holds Banks lake. Walk across the man made dam and down below by the softball fields and then back up through the park.
Northrup Canyon Trail (5) Begins in a sheltered canyon and extends through the only forest in Grant County. At the top of the gorge is a picturesque lake which is stocked with trout.
Learn more about this fun trail.
Steamboat Rock Trail (5) Steep in spots, good hike. Wildflowers are abundant in the spring. This hike has a great view of Banks lake and the coulees! Start at Steamboat Rock State Park.
Bunchgrass Prairie Nature Trail (2) The National Park Service offers an excellent nature trail complete with an interpretive booklet to help identify plants as part of the program at Spring Canyon Campground. Brochures are at trail head, see park ranger for additional details or interpretive walks.
Historical Walking Tour – The town of Coulee Dam boasts a history rich in stories of the building of the mighty Grand Coulee Dam. From the well planned Engineer’s Town to an entire section of Mason City that was moved to make way for construction, Coulee Dam holds a vast treasure of information just waiting to be explored. Start at the Visitor Arrival Center and follow the signs through this short excursion into the past. This trip through time is presented by the town of Coulee Dam.
Crown Point Vista – Overlooking the Grand Coulee Dam and surrounding communities…..Bring your camera!
Geology on the Road – The great floods carved out a “coulee” revealing a stunning display of layers of basalt rock. Driving south on Hwy. 155 you’ll see Steamboat Rock and the Devil’s Punch Bowl across from it. 33 miles south of Grand Coulee is Dry Falls, part of Sun Lakes State Park, featuring an interpretive center and awe-inspiring viewing point. Dry Falls is “Washington’s Grand Canyon.”