Alkali Lake

Dept. Fish & Wildlife

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Highway 17
Soap Lake, WA 98851
509-754-4624
360-902-2515
Official Website

GPS: 47.523, -119.495

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 1101 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T
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1 review
Days stayed: 3

Maggiecoyote would stay here again

“Great views, near to services, basically no cell signal”

Reviewed Sep 12, 2018

Overall Rating

We camped here September 10 - 13 and there was only one other camper (in a van) one night. It's a great place for free camping if you have a Discover Pass. You have to buy a Discover Pass somewhere else though, because there's nothing available to purchase here. It did make me mad that people left some beer cans and trash around. There's a small amount of road noise from the nearby highway, but very little since it's sheltered by giant stones. We took some walks around, but there aren't a lot of hiking trails at the site. There is a place for hiking called Lenore Lake Caves just 3/10 of a mile away though. The cell signal was terrible for both AT&T and Verizon, but we loved the serenity and beauty of the site so much, as well as the convenience of a nearby town (Ephrata) that we'll definitely try to come back some day.

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0bars
AT&T
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Newt would stay here again

Reviewed Sep 07, 2018

Overall Rating

Perfect spot with room for large rigs. Close to lake for birdwatching and maybe kayaking. Right off highway but the road noise is minimal. Would definitely stay here again

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Reviewed Sep 12, 2018

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I have not camped here, but want to point out a possible error in previous review. According to the linked official website, this is not free. You must have a paid pass to simply park here and possibly pay an additional fee to camp. There is a hefty fine for violation.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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