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Road Trip: State Parks free next week National Public Lands Day

Houston Chronicle

Date: 9/19/2019 4:25:00 PM

Steamboat Rock State Park Visits in 2015: 571,527 This state park, on the north end of Banks Lake and not far from the Grand Coulee Dam. The park takes its name from a massive basaltic rock. The park

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2019)

NWS

Date: 9/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Why water infrastructure investment matters | Guest Opinion

Tri-City Herald

Date: 9/16/2019 6:00:00 AM

Banks Lake provides boating and fishing and is home to Steamboat Rock State Park. Roosevelt Lake is the largest lake created by the water infrastructure and stretches 151 miles with beaches

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 5

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 9/4/2019 11:37:00 PM

Spokane County’s Silver and Newman continue to provide good fishing for panfish and bass. Banks Lake and the Snake River are sure things for smallmouth bass. You may not catch anything too big, but

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Banks Lake, WA

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Date: 8/29/2019 5:00:00 PM

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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.

PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

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.

ACCESSING WASHINGTON'S OUTDOORS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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



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