Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park

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34875 Park Lake Road N.E.
Coulee City, WA 99115
509-632-5583
Reservations: 888-226-7688
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GPS: 47.5898, -119.3911

Last Price Paid: $35
Number of Sites: 191
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1099 ft
Max Length: 65 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 88
“Pick your poison--- mosquitos or marmots? ”

Reviewed May 09, 2016

Overall Rating

This campground is a neat location in the bottom of a waterfall basin that's been dry for thousands of years. To get to it, pass by the Sun Lakes Resort Campground first.
This park and area in general is likely to be crazy busy in the hot summer.

The state park itself is a very large campground with parking-lot like old-school facilities mostly geared toward tent camping in the gravel lots. We drove past these extensive areas to the back of the campground to the newer area along the Vic Meyers Golf Course. There are two loops back there, away from the large marmot village that plagues the older portion at the base of the scab-rock and scree fall zone. Picture lemmings scurrying about, hiding under the dumpsters or racing back to the rock piles. No thanks!

We opted for mosquitoes, rather than risk our van to the ravages of those chewy rodents. These biting pests are the reason we'll stay away from this park in the future.

Like the other four Washington State Park campgrounds we stayed at on this trip in early May 2016, the "shoulder season" rates are still very high, they don't include the showers which charge 50 cents for a measly 3 minutes. Really ridiculous, considering these parks are all right next to the huge Columbia River dam system.

It's worth it to visit the nearby Dry Falls Visitor Center to see an example of vintage 1965 public architecture before accessibility became a valued attribute.

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TakeThatExit.com
Olympia, WA
30 Airstream Flying Cloud, bunk model
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $42
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 63

TakeThatExit.com would stay here again

“An awesome (and often overlooked) part of Washington. ”

Reviewed Apr 11, 2016

Overall Rating

The views are pretty as you head down into the park - think cliffs and water. The park was busy but check-in was no problem. Our site #63 had water, electric and sewer. It was a back in spot, close to the garbage bins. There was a common grass area for the sites in this loop, and our kids enjoyed playing with the other children during our stay. Kids climbed and played on the small hills across from the campsites. Bathrooms were close by and clean.

We did a lot here! We visited the park visitor center, where our kids got their very first Junior Ranger badge! We attended a program about bats, held at night, and saw hundreds of bats flying about. We hiked, played at the playground, rented a pontoon boat from the boathouse, and took a day trip to Grand Coulee Dam (45 minutes away).

We had several deer in the camp loop. We really liked the park and all the activies. Great park if you are in the area.

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Peaks, Coulees and Dams - Beyond

Journal What has been so enjoyable about our road trips is that we rarely have a destination or duration in mind when we set out. Equipped with a Delorme Road Atlas, our iPhones and a respon...

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Sun Lakes State Park {Washington}

We just spent four days, three nights at Sun Lakes State Park and we I can’t wait to tell you all about. The drive from Lake Wenatchee State park was only a few hours, but lots of elevation changes (r...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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