Steamboat Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide


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.

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Spring 40-60 F
Summer 55-82 F
Fall 44-70 F
Winter 26-38 F
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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

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: 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

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • 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. 

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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

What kind of wildlife can be found in 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.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Steamboat Rock State Park?

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.

Are pets allowed at Steamboat Rock State Park?

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.

What is the climate of Steamboat Rock State Park?

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.

What is the best time of year to visit Steamboat Rock State Park?

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.