Camping in the Northwest - From a family who thought they'd share notes
Steamboat Rock State Park
at Banks Lake

Nestled at the north end of Banks Lake, Steamboat Rock State Park is a 3,522-acre camping park with 50,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Whether you are up for boating, fishing or just breaking out the sand toys, this area offers fun for everyone.  The park takes its name from Steamboat Rock, a huge basalt butte (shaped a bit like a steamboat) rising 800 feet above the lake.  An area landmark, it was once an island in the Columbia River during the last ice age. Pack some hiking boots or comfy tennis shoes and the whole family can hike to the summit. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the amazing views.

Two campground areas are surrounded by sweeping green lawns and can accommodate both tent camping and trailers.
All campsites have firepits, so be sure to pack supplies for s’mores. Squeaky clean restrooms are a short walk from most sites and feature family bathrooms with coin-operated hot showers.

  • Friendly rangers and volunteer park hosts are available to answer your questions about the area.
  • The park offers both lush green lawns and rocks for climbing.
  • Miles of horse trail are open for day use.
  • A hiking trail leads to Northrup Lake, a natural forest area with water access open 24 hours a day.  
  • Deer wander the park - so lock up your food.
  • The day-use area includes a sandy swimming area, large playground and boat launch. 
  • There’s even a small storefront where the kids can grab an ice cream cone and Mom & Dad can get that much-needed latte.

  • Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Show -- Free
  • Castle Rock Natural Area Preserve is on the butte nearby
  • 16 miles north of Coulee City, WA
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Steamboat Rock State Park
15052 Highway 155
Electric City, WA   99123

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