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Description - Sun Lakes State Park covers 4,023.71 acres and has 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline. Sun Lakes includes Lake Lenore Caves Historical Area, which covers 213.70 acres. The park offers 174 standard sites, 18 utility sites, 10 group campsites, 90 picnic sites, a Visitor Center, 300 feet of beach, a boat launch, an Environmental Learning Center with a capacity of 84 people, seven restrooms, 3 shops, a trailer dump, a mower shed, six pump houses, 15.5 miles of hiking trails, two equestrian trails, 27.5 miles of road, and 5 sewage lagoons.

In addition, the park provides the following activities and facilities to the public: horseback riding, a golf course, a cafe, a general store, boat rentals, 50 cabins and 10 mobile homes, 112 utility campsites, a Laundromat, a marina and viewing binoculars at Dry Falls Overlook.

Recreation - Activities at the park include camping, swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, golf, sun bathing, hiking, interpretive viewing, and canoeing.

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 Sun Lakes 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 - Sun Lakes is located in Grant County, 7 miles southwest of Coulee City on State Highway 17.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Alyson
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Sun Lakes is the best, most awesome place in the world! I have been going there with my family scince i was born. The Lake is spectacular, but a little dirty, the presentation of it all is amazing, the boats to rent, senes to look at, things to do are all overwhellming. Iam probably this places biggest fan! The new golf course is a dumb idea though EVERYBODY liked the old one much better. Never ever ever ever change this place!

Filed By: The Alvarado's (Seattle, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 3.5 hours out of Seattle, this place is great for an early fall getaway. We stayed two long weekends in a row in late September and early October. The 9 hole golf was fun, the kids enjoyed the 18 hole put-put golf and there were almost no people around until Saturday night. The fishing, biking, boating, hiking, and my favorite, snake watching, was great. The wind did blow a couple of nights, up to 45 mph. I loved it! I do not recommend tenting due to wind and cool temps some nights.

Filed By: Gossamer Jehn
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: In 1995 there was a really big spectacular star bonanza.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: goood

More Information

Contact Information:
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.

Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website


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