Steamboat Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Near Electric City, Washington, Steamboat Rock State Park offers many exciting water and hiking opportunities. You can launch your vessel from one of the seven boat launches on Banks Lake. If you prefer to stay on dry land, climb the steep trail to the top of Steamboat Rock to see amazing views of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Grand Coulee. There are also areas dedicated to mountain bikers and equestrians. This 3522-acre camping park is located 86 miles northwest of Spokane, 22 miles northwest of Wilbur, and 5 miles south of Coulee Dam.
Spring 40-60 F
Summer 55-82 F
Fall 44-70 F
Winter 26-38 F
Electric City, WA
Grand Coulee, WA
Coulee Dam, WA
Elmer City, WA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Steamboat Rock State Park
You do not want to miss a fun-filled hour at this state park, so bring your RV. A recreation vehicle makes it easier to travel to various spots in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. If you do not have one, get a rental on RVshare.com.
Coulee Playland Resort
At Coulee Playland Resort, you can rent a pontoon boat and use the free guest boat dock to put the vessel on Burks Lake. You can also rent inflatables at this campground when you want to enjoy the water. Rates start at about $22 per night.
Water hookup: Yes
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: Yes
Other amenities: Boat dock, convenience store, standup paddleboards
Spring Canyon Campground
Spring Canyon Campground, located on Lake Roosevelt’s shores, offers a boat dock and lake swimming. Rates start at about $18 per night.
Water hookup: No
Electrical hookup: No
Sewer hookup: No
Other amenities: Boat dock, lake swimming
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What to Do at
Steamboat Rock State Park
Inside Steamboat Rock State Park
Many people start their visit to Steamboat Rock State Park by launching their boat into Banks Lake, which is 27 miles long and up to 1 mile wide. Some popular water activities on this lake include paddling in the many hidden inlets and coves. Others come to this state park to climb Steamboat Rock on the path that has a 650-foot vertical gain. Ten miles of horseback trails and 13.1 miles of biking and hiking trails are available. This park is a favorite in the winter, with visitors coming here to go ice climbing, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing.
Outside Steamboat Rock State Park
The Coulee Dam area where Steamboat Rock State Park is located offers many terrific places to dine and shop. There are also other nearby attractions that you may want to explore. The park is located in a remote area, so one of the primary draws are the multitude of wilderness areas nearby.
Fusion Café and Espresso
Fusion Café and Espresso offers excellent salads based on ingredients from around the world. Their pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches are also exceptional.
Location: 302 Coulee Blvd E, Electric City, WA 99123
Electric City Bar and Grill
You will love the local vibe of the Electric City Bar and Grill with its many local pictures hanging on the wall and its ceiling tiles decorated by past customers. Try the hamburgers if you are in a hurry or enjoy a drink from the full bar and the broasted chicken if you have time to wait at this restaurant where each meal is made to order.
Location: 2 W Coulee Blvd, Electric City, WA 99123
For more than 30 years, customers have been coming to Hometown Pizza to get their favorite pizza, sandwiches, and wraps. This restaurant also serves a wide variety of beers, wines, and cocktails.
Location: 419 Midway Ave, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
Get your favorite burgers and chicken sandwiches and other favorites at Tee-Pee Drive-In that has been delighting customers since the 1950s.
Location: 211 Midway Ave, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
For over 40 years, customers have been coming to Siam Palace for their favorite Thai and Chinese entrees. You can often find a great lunch buffet here.
Type: Thai, Asian
Location: 213 Main St, Grand Coulee, WA 99133-5031
Coulee Wall Variety Store
Coulee Wall Variety Store may be the first place you want to check for those must-have supplies that you forgot to pack because they carry a wide variety of items, including office supplies, toys, seasonal items, crafts, makeup, and appliances.
Location: 414 Midway Ave, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
Coulee Owl Pharmacy
Coulee Owl Pharmacy will help you meet any medical needs while you are traveling. They also sell a vast array of merchandise, including shoes, books, home décor, and other goodies.
Location: 411 Fortuyn Rd, Grand Coulee, WA 99133
Stock up on your groceries at this small store where you will always be treated in a friendly manner.
Location: 120-102 Coulee Blvd, Electric City, WA 99123
Sweet Olive Tree
Find many gift items at Sweet Olive Tree. You may also want to get your hair done and buy some new jewelry for yourself.
Location: 118 Lincoln Ave, Electric City, WA 99123
Grand Coulee Dam
Learn the history of the Grand Coulee Dam on a guided tour of it. Then, come back at night to see the light show that tells the history of this beloved local landmark.
Location: Coulee Dam, WA 91116
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Go walleye fishing, hiking, camping, attend nature programs, and more at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
Location: Hunters, WA 99137
Lake Lenore Caves State Park Heritage Site
Climb the trail that runs beside basalt caves overlooking Lake Lenore at the Lake Lenore Caves State Park Heritage Site. View the pictographs in some of the caves.
Location: Soap Lake, Washington 98851
Soap Lake looks like it has soap suds where the water meets the shoreline because of the unique mineral content in the water.
Location: Soap Lake, Washington 98851
Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
You may want to start your visit to Columbia National Wildlife Refuge by taking the 22-mile scenic drive. You can also go canoeing, hunting, fishing, and hiking here. A three-day festival to celebrate the sandhill crane is held in March annually.
Location: Royal City, Washington 99357
How to Get to
Steamboat Rock State Park
You need to drive a large “J” pattern to get to Steamboat Rock State Park from Electric City. Head south out of Electric City on Washington 155. You'll then turn right on Steamboat Rock State Park. Follow this road to the west and north to arrive at the park.
Entering Steamboat Rock State Park
The park is open from 6:30 a.m. until dusk for day use.
Steamboat Rock State Park Per passenger vehicle : $10.0
Steamboat Rock State Park is very popular for water activities and hiking from spring to winter. However, the fun does not stop then. You can go skiing, ice climbing and enjoy many other activities in the winter. Consider staying in the campground or one of the RV parks in the surrounding area. You will find many terrific places to dine, shop, and explore. If you have been to Steamboat Rock State Park, share your opinion on your social media account. Tag RVshare.com in your comments because we want to see what you have to say. We are anxious to earn what tips you would share with others considering visiting this state park. You can also share your stories and photos by emailing them to [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions About Steamboat Rock State Park
Steamboat Rock State Park is inhabited by many unique wildlife species. Visitors to the park should keep their eyes open for bobcats, coyotes, bears, muskrats, deer, eagles, hawks, herons, and many other creatures.
There are 162 campsites found at Steamboat Rock State Park, and 136 of them are designated RV campsites. Those 136 campsites feature full hookups, and there are a variety of amenities provided for guests as well.
Pets of all sizes are allowed at Steamboat Rock State Park, provided they are leashed and cleaned up after. They are permitted on trails and in the campground, but they are not allowed in buildings or public swim areas.
Steamboat Rock State Park can get quite warm during summer and quite chilly during winter. The summertime temperatures can reach as high as 85 degrees, and the temperature can drop below 25 during winter.
For activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and paddling, the best times to visit the park are between May and September. However, winter is an excellent time to visit for ice climbing, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing.