Local Activities and Attractions
Smokiam RV Resort is located in Soap Lake in Eastern Washington state. Surrounded by natural beauty and enjoying 300 days of sunshine a year, Smokiam Resort is also centrally located to wonderful attractions and activities.
The Soap Lake Area
Healing Water Spa – spa treatments in Soap Lake, WA.
Masquers Theater – local theater in Soap Lake.
Soap Lake Chamber of Commerce – resource on events in and around Soap Lake.
Attractions & Activities
Quincy Valley Wineries List – renown wineries such as Cave B in nearby Quincy, WA.
Wenatchee Area Winery List – details and a downloadable map of the Wenatchee winery scene.
Moses Lake – many recreational options in beautiful Moses Lake, WA.
Moses Lake Museum and Art Center – celebrates the natural history of central Washington, and exhibits many local artists.
Gorge Amphitheater – The Gorge at George has been rated one of the most scenic concert venues in the world.
Banks Lake Wildlife Recreation Area – Banks Lake, just north of Soap Lake, provides fishing and boating options galore.
Laser Light Show at the Grand Coulee Dam – beautiful light show at this world famous structure, the Grand Coulee Dam.
Summer Falls is accessed from Highway 2 in Coulee City in central Eastern Washington. Crossing the Dry Falls Dam along Highway 2, turn right at the sign pointing to Coulee City (N 4th St). Drive 4 blocks and turn left on W. Walnut Street, following signs for Summer Falls, then turn right on McEntee Street, again watching for signs to Summer Falls. McEntee turns into Pinto Road, follow this for 8 miles to an unmarked dirt road on the left (2 1/2 miles after crossing the North Main Canal – if you start driving up a long hill, you’ve gone too far).
A sign denoting the Falls and a gate are found just down the road but are hard to see from the main road. The falls are found 1 mile further down the dirt road at the park.
The cave is visited from Laurent’s Sun Village resort, from where approach by boat or by foot is possible. The boat is a rowboat, which may be rented for a few dollars. Because of its size, the crawl through the cave is not for everyone. However, take a torch with you and you may be able to see the bellybutton.
Viewing the 3.5 miles of sheer cliffs that drop 400 feet, it is easy to imagine the roar of water pouring over them. (Niagara Falls by comparison, is one mile wide with a drop of 165 feet). Fantastic hiking trails.
The basalt butte rises 800 feet above Banks Lake. It was once an island in the Columbia River bed. When the Columbia returned to its natural course, after centuries of being dammed by ice, the massive rock remained.
The caves are located on Lenore Lake Road Just a few miles north on Hwy 17. Turn right onto a graveled road and drive for less than a quarter to a parking lot with room for about 10 cars.
Lake Lenore is also a popular fishing spot.