Columbia River Plateau
The Columbia River Plateau is home to 139 lakes that offer a variety of fishing and water activities. Grand Coulee Dam forms Bank Lake and creates a shoreline that is over 90 miles long and provides fishing year around for perch, trout, bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, and whitefish. Spend the night and stay for the laser light show projected on the massive dam. The show entertains and informs about the mighty Columbia River.
Along the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway is a landscape unique in the world - the coulees or channeled scablands. These natural rock formations were created by an Ice Age flood, considered to be the largest flood in history. Dry Falls, a 40-story high and 3 mile wide cliff was created by this flood and is located in the Sun Lakes State Park.
Enjoy wonderful views of the mountains, high desert, lakes and rivers while playing one of the 100 golf courses in the area.
The Plateau offers incredible bird watching throughout the year with over 200 species including an annual large eagle migration.
Soap Lake is a mineral rich "healing" lake. Local merchants sell the lake mud by the pound for its special healing powers. Immerse yourself in a 50-gallon tub of mud and experience the healing waters.
Moses Lake, the largest lake in the area, is home to summer concerts, water activities and the Moses Lake Family Aquatic center. 4 miles from Moses Lake is an area of sand dunes that welcomes ATVs and sand vehicles.
The Grant County Historical Museum and Village is located in Ephrata. The historic village consists of 30 buildings including a bank, dress shop, livery stable, and photography shop with vintage cameras. The museum houses collections such as local Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia and household items relevant to the times.