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Description - Lake Lenore Caves State Park's main attraction are its caves, which were formed by the plucking of basalt from the walls of the coulees by the rush of melt waters were later used as shelters by prehistoric man. The park covers 213.7 acres and includes parking for 12 vehicles, .75 miles of gravel road, and a three mile trail.

Recreation - Recreation at the park simply includes viewing the caves.

Climate - The climate of Washington varies within each region. The Cascades split the state and alter the weather patterns. The terrain east of the mountains, which includes Lake Lenore Caves State Park, receives approximately 12 inches of rainfall per year, generally much less than west of the mountains. Since the area east of the mountains is landlocked, temperatures in this region are lower during the winter months. Frequent winds coming down from the mountains also contribute to the low temperatures of eastern Washington.

Location - Lake Lenore Caves State Parkl, in south central Washington, is eight miles south of Sun Lakes State Park and 8 miles north of Soap Lake on Hwy. 17.

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Filed By: chris marsh
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The Grand Coulee/Dry falls area is one of the most spectacular geological areas on the planet. The coulee was carved out of the local basalt during the last ice age by the Misoula Floods when for two weeks at a time, more water than all the world's rivers flowed through here! I found the caves mildly interesting. There is however an associated hike. Above the caves is a crack in the coulee wall. Hike through the crack to a mysterious coulee on the other side. There are petroglyphs on the other side of this coulee but they are guarded by a "maze". This is one of the funnest most interesting, different hikes I have ever done! See Maze Hike for details.

Filed By: Michelle (Tacoma, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I really liked it. It was really beautiful. There's really cool bugs like dragonflies and they don't even bother you. I got to take artistic nudes in the parking lot due to the solitude. I very much recommend this to anyone who wants good scenery, solitude and bugs. Fantabulous!

Filed By: Tiffany (Tacoma, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I've gone to Lake Lenore Caves twice now and it is absolutely beautiful. You can stay along the main cave trails or make your own way for a more strenuous and adventurous hike. Pictures are great but they don't quite do the caves justice. You really should see it in person. Although there are already trails I still would not recommend taking young children. There are not railings and are a few ledges that need careful footwork. Just a few but for safety I would leave the kids at home. There is only one sign from Highway 17 so be on the lookout for it. An added plus is that Dry Falls is only about 15 minutes up the road so you can visit 2 amazing places in one trip.

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Contact Information:
Lake Lenore Caves State Park, c/o Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Parks, 34875 Park Lake Rd. NE , Coulee City, WA, 99115, Phone: 509-632-5583, Fax: 509-632-5971

Additional Information:
Columbia River Plateau - Throughout the Columbia River Plateau region, you can be as active or sedate as you want at any given moment. If you think of Washington only in terms of the damp forests and cityscapes of Puget Sound, you will be amazed at the sculpted beauty of this high desert land.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

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