There are still a lot of great camping days remaining this season in the Pacific Northwest and one of the most popular parks in eastern Washington is Steamboat Rock State Park. Located at the north end of Banks Lake, the park is about 100 miles west of Spokane, Wash., on SR 155 between Coulee City and Electric City.
This public park is near enough to both Seattle and Spokane for RVers to escape for a weekend and it is perfect for walks with incredible views and fabulous sunsets.
Drop-in campers are always welcome at all the Washington State Parks, as long as space is available. However, the more popular public parks, including Steamboat Rock, are often fully booked during the summer season.
“Steamboat is a very, very popular park,” according to the Washington State Park information center in Olympia. “You pretty much have to make reservations ahead of time.”
Steamboat has 100 full hookup recreational vehicle sites and 26 standard tent sites. The park is open year round for camping and day use. However, water at campsites is shut off in winter. Winter weatherization occurs Oct 15 – March 31 (weather permitting).