Potholes State Park, Moses Lake

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Potholes State Park is a 640acre Washington state park situated on the southern shore of Potholes Reservoir, northwest of Othello. The park has of shoreline and offers camping, hiking, boating, swimming, waterskiing, fishing, and whitewater kayaking.
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  • This park is peaceful and well situated on a large reservoir with a river running into it and through the north side of the park. The set ups for camping and for boat launching look excellent, althoug...  more »
  • Great State Park...arranged nicely so neighbors aren't right on top of you. Well maintained....loved the amount of green grass. The lake this year is really low, lowest I have seen it in a long, long ...  more »
  • Potholes is one of the nicest parks around. Beautifully maintained and lots of amenities. It takes a discovery pass or a 10 dollar charge to get in and it's a bit out of the way. I think this is a plu...  more »
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  • What a wonderful park for being out in a desert! This is a popular spot for water activities as it's situated along side a large reservoir. The trees and open spaces are beautiful. The grass is kept in pristine condition and is better than most parks west of the Cascades. There's plenty of tent camping, RV spots, and even cabins. Sadly, the tent sites are pretty much all dirt without any of the wonderful grass that's in the open areas. The sites do have plenty of trees for shade. The RV sites do have the nice grass. The cabin was nice but no running water within it. Nearest bathroom wasn't far, but was only a vaulted toilet. Nearest bathroom with running water was about twice that distance. The park was very calm and relaxing. We've been twice and look forward to going again in the future. Also, check out the nearby Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Great place to enjoy family fun or group camping. Park setting has open spaces with some covered picnic tables and shade trees. Boat launches, fish cleaning station, clean bathrooms with showers and swimming area. Across the street are services such as gas station, store (including RV/Camping supplies), pizza, ice cream, deli, boat/jet ski rental, golf and sit down restaurant. Fun for all.
  • Quiet at least when I was there despite how close the camping sites were like right next to each other in a circle. Impressively clean showers and bathrooms. Not much to look around though unless you have a boat or other power sport toys.
  • Nice place to go camping. If you can, don't book a site on the lake, it has lakefront access, but no shade whatsoever. Get one inside the trees. Being swimsuits. It's super hot, be prepared, and don't step in the muck beside the shore. (Great place for ice cream nearby too.)
  • The cabins are basic but the air conditioning is worth the money. Tent sites are good, most are semi private, some are more open. A lot have shade at some point during the day which is nice on hot days. The showers were clean and we had hot water available throughout the day. You need to use tokens which can be bought at the ranger station. For $1.00 you get 2 tokens, each token is for 3 minutes of hot water. 2 tokens or 6 minutes is usually long enough for the average person to shower. We rented the larger cabin that sleeps 6. There is a queen bed in one room with the a.c. unit, and the other room has two sets of bunkbeds (4 twin beds). There is a covered porch and picnic table along with a fire pit also. There are a few drawbacks to staying here. The first being that they ONLY have trash bin/container available at the boat launch. Secondly is that there are ONLY two restrooms with power/showers available. And neither are in the tent/cabin area. One is in the R.V. area and the other is at the boat launch. The other toilets available are basic "pit" toilets in the tent & cabin area's. The third is that there is NO SWIMMING AREA. So if you have children who want to swim do NOT stay here. They do have a large jungle type toy available but no swimming access.

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