As you enter Sun Lakes-Dry Falls, you may feel like you're on another planet. The park is surrounded by one of Washington's most striking and historically significant landscapes.
Dry Falls is a geological wonder of North America. Carved by Ice Age floods more than 13,000 years ago, the former waterfall was once four times the size of Niagara Falls. Today, the 400-foot-high, 3.5-mile-wide cliff overlooks a big sky and a landscape of deep gorges and dark, reflective lakes. The park is a notable site along the National Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail.
Visitors – especially history and geology geeks – will appreciate the Dry Falls Visitor Center, where interpretive displays tell the story of the floods and their effects on Washington's landscape. Call (509) 632-5214 for seasonal hours and to arrange a tour.
The park also offers great recreation. Nothing beats the boat launch and social atmosphere of Park Lake, and shimmering Deep Lake presents a remote paddling and kayaking experience. The lure of Dry Falls Lake entices anglers to cast out for trout. Hiking trails wind through the scented, sage-dotted hills to table-top cliffs with panoramic views. The park even offers nine-hole and miniature golf for visitors who equate a desert vacation with a good game on the green.
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park is a 3,774-acre camping park with 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline at the foot of Dry Falls between Soap Lake and Coulee City.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES There are 90 unsheltered picnic tables, available first come, first served.
15 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
680 feet of dock
Fish cleaning station
Personal watercraft use
Watercraft launches (2)
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Horseshoe pits (2)
The park provides two watercraft launches, 42 reservable moorage slips and 680 feet of dock. Waterskiing activities are restricted during certain times of the year. Contact the Grant County Sheriff's Marine Patrol division by calling (509) 754-2011, ext. 468, for information regarding Grant County boating ordinances. Moorage slip reservations are available April 15 to Sept. 15 and are advised for the summer months.
The park has 150 standard campsites, 41 full-hookup sites, one dump station, six restrooms and 12 showers. Maximum site length is 65 feet (may have limited availability). Park campsites do not have tent pads. All campsites have fire pits.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
Be prepared for the possibility of heavy winds. Individual campsites are reservable from April 15 to Sept. 15 and are advised for the summer months. Anytime after Oct. 1, the water at sites 58-88 may be turned off due to weather. Winter water supply is available at the Contact Station. These sites will close on Nov. 1.