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Ice breakers

The Star

Date: 1/4/2017 10:14:00 AM

Bob Hendrickson heads back to the boat launch at Coulee Playland after a brief excursion just after noon New Year's Day, kayaking through the ice on Banks Lake. Behind him are Ross Vordahl, Rod Hardin and Darla Orr. - Scott Hunter

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Date: 12/29/2016 2:35:00 AM

2701 Banks Lake Ct, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Yvonne Marie Garton. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale

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Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 12/28/2016 6:46:00 PM

There is still a large population of geese keeping parts of Banks Lake open, but they are feeding on land that is not very accessible to the public. Deep snow makes upland hunting an ordeal, but I have been contemplating getting out the snowshoes and

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Raider wrestlers attend Banks Lake Brawl

The Star

Date: 12/28/2016 10:20:00 AM

The Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers headed south to Coulee City last Wednesday for the Banks Lake Brawl, where each of the seven Raiders placed. Kaleb Horn, Jon Shelley, Tony Nichols, and Ida Sue all received first-place spots. Ryan Moon and Steven Flowers

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Raiders match up at Cashmere

The Star

Date: 12/21/2016 11:23:00 AM

The Raiders will participate in the Banks Lake Brawl tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Almira-Coulee-Hartline High School in Coulee City

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• River: Upper Grand Coulee
• Length: 91 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,880 Acres
• Volume: 1,275,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 46 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 177 feet
• Length: 27 Miles
Banks Lake is a man-made impoundment in a 27-mile portion of a natural coulee. Most of the 91 miles of shoreline are ringed with basalt cliffs and talus slopes. There are about 23 islands in the reservoir.

Banks Lake can be fished year-round and is a great vacation destination. Stretching almost 27 miles from Coulee City at the south to Electric City at the north, this large reservoir is very popular with anglers pursuing many species.

Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available. Call 1-800-452-5687. Wildlife area information.


There are 9 public access points to Banks Lake. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains 6 of these. In addition, there is access to Banks Lake at 1 city park, 1 state park and 1 privately-owned camping resort. Please see our boat ramp page for details on public access to Banks Lake, Washington - U.S.A.


See the Washington State Parks website for handicap access to Washington's outdoors.

This information courtesy of the - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WFWD) - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
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