Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, Coulee City

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Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park is a 4027acre Washington state park located near Coulee City at the foot of Dry Falls. Formed by the Missoula Floods, Dry Falls is the site of a former waterfall which is now a stark cliff, high and wide. When the floods occurred, the waterfall was ten times the size of Niagara Falls. Today it overlooks a desert oasis filled with lakes and abundant wildlife. It is a prime example of shrub-steppe habitat. There is an interpretive center on area geology. The park is located in Grant County, Washington along Route 17, at the head of the Lower Grand Coulee.Activities and amenitiesThe park has of lake shoreline and offers fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, horse rentals, and a golf course. The campground includes access to the lake, a swimming pool, and a mini golf course. The park is also home to Camp Delany, with eight 9-person cabins and a central meeting hall accommodating up to 120 people.
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  • A very beautiful place to plan a get away to... close to many outdoor activities, plus only half an hour to the city. A beautiful destination.  more »
  • This was our first time driving south from Osoyoos, British Columbia south into the USA. What a beautiful drive. We made a quick stop at Chief Joseph Dam and then continued our drive through the Sun L...  more »
  • We often travel US 2 or I 90 from Seattle to other places to the east and Dry Falls and the Coulees of eastern Washington are always bypassed. We have traveled to an amazing number of places but never...  more »
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  • We spent Easter weekend in an RV at this resort. The registration staff was so friendly! We had full hook-ups, and the site was a nice size. Yes, it can be windy, but that's not the resort's fault. We were able to spend our afternoons outside. Fun area to explore!
  • One of our favorite state parks due to the rugged geography. You literally camp on land scoured out by the Ice Age Floods. We take many hikes to get out in it. You can obtain some awesome viewpoints with moderate effort. And there is a lake for warm weather swimming and fishing. Good wildlife, turkeys, deer, geese, raccoons, and more. Never seen a snake but they are here.
  • This park is easy to find just off Hwy 17. There is a visitor center on the hwy that is worth stopping to see. On the way to the state park campground you will pass a resort and a public beach. The sign for the boat launch indicates it is in the resort but there are also boat launches at the beach outside the campground entrance. The resort looked very nice and offered camping close to the lake. The state park campground lower level, for tents mainly was not too far from the lake and we were told there was a lake up by the RV campsites. The RV/utility sites were not walking distance to the public beach and the lake by these sites was a bird marsh/pond with no accessible lake shore. There was room to park the motorhome at the beach and we did manage to drive to motorhome on park roads into the countryside too see some great views. Hiking trails are well maintained but it is hot, dry country. The campsite was level, easy to back in, and had power, water, sewer. No privacy, no shade. Only one small trail for walking near RV campground.
  • Beautiful place to hike! Not all the trails are easy to figure out, but we started on a paved road by the campground that eventually turned into a pretty rough dirt road that we followed into the huge basin that’s below the Dry Falls Lookout. Several small lakes around and some really cool rock formations to see. I’ll definitely be going back.
  • Nice camp ground area, can be very hot if you don't have enough shade by your site, that would be the upper camp site locations. The fishing is really good once season starts since it is a stocked lake.
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