Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, Coulee City
(3.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Yup bears. I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't found tracks. Well that just adds to the adventures. The area is beautiful but I would say off trail hiking should be left to those in pretty ...  more »
  • Just beyond the busy campground there is an incredible view point that cannot be ignored. On Highway 17 near Coulee City is this gem. Morning sunrise is a total stunner, you might believe you have tra...  more »
  • We picked this spot randomly - it was close by around supper time when we decided to get off the road. Sites were a good size It was very quiet - we had our pick of spots. The lake is only a few hundr...  more »
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  • I am new to the area, but this area is a totally unique landscape worthy of your experience. Easy to drive up to & start hiking right in the middle/bottom of canyon. Easy hiking trails tour you through canyon ridges, dried lake beds, and actual lakes with canoe access. Rock formations that resemble ancient victims of Medusa stumble about the base of these canyon walls (somewhat weathered stone figurines), while arid vegetation flourishes. One section of rolling dunes inhabit chest high masses of sage, easily mingled through. Cattails nestled between dunes & along the waters edges provide just the variation to prevent madness from the desert setting. Well designated trails, canoeing & a fishing hole all accessed by roads. If anything too accessable by the masses but not many people down in canyon/ dry falls hiking. The masses drive through visitor center over looking the entire area atop the the canyon walls. Visitors center has lots of info on area & it's history. Worth stopping there 1st & reading about area before hike . 10-15 minute drive from visitor center to hiking trails. Once in bottom may need to ask directions to hiking trails..lots of stuff to down in there, swimming , camping etc
  • This is a nice place they have nice facilities paddle boats to rent other boats and paddle boards. In a beautiful setting. But the wind that comes through this Canyon is off the hook. You need to be very careful of the Wind on the lake and off
  • Incredible views. Incredible history. Brings out the internal history/geology nerd that you might not even know existed.
  • The recreational areas are beautiful, the Visitor's Center is fascinating, and there's a lot to do, but the campgrounds are like camping in a WalMart parking lot (you can hear neighboring campers in their tents from your tent during the night). Great place to visit, just pitch your tent somewhere else or bring an RV.
  • It's a natural wonder! Love the sites. So many things to see. Polite staff. One of my favorite places to camp!