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Burt Reynolds Day

The Valdosta Daily Times

Date: 7/12/2018 3:02:00 PM

Reynolds filmed nine movies in Georgia, including “Gator,” which was shot at Banks Lake in Lakeland. He has acted in at least 56 movies overall, Reynolds jokingly said that he began at 9 years old. “I

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Restricted fire zone declared in northeast

North Bay Nugget

Date: 7/6/2018 4:55:00 PM

It is not yet under control. • North Bay 49 covers 0.6 of a hectare, is located east of Banks Lake within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. It is not yet under control. • North Bay 50 is being

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For Father's Day eve: explosions in the sky

Grand Coulee

Date: 6/13/2018 9:53:00 AM

This Saturday night at 9 p.m. the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association, of which local man Alan Cain is a member, will put on a fireworks show near North Dam on Banks Lake. “It’s going to be a good half hour of pyrotechnic fun for a happy Fathers Day

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Golf tournaments coming up

Grand Coulee

Date: 6/6/2018 10:36:00 AM

Golf season is in full swing, with tournaments and opens happening throughout the spring and summer at Banks Lake Golf Course. About 26 people competed in the successful ECT Tournament on May 27. Winners of the four-man scramble were Dennis Whiteman

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Teen's body pulled from Banks Lake

Date: 6/1/2018 3:35:00 PM

ELECTRIC CITY — The body of a 17-year-old Lynnwood boy was recovered May 26 from Banks Lake. David V... Get full access to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle! • For less than 11 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos

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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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