This is a beautiful, and very popular, state park campground in the middle of Banks Lake a short drive south of the Grand Coulee Dam area. It's well laid out with spacious sites and very clean. Didn't use the restrooms so can't comment. The RV sites come in three price levels but I never did see one that wasn't mid-priced at $40/night. I felt that was a bit overpriced for the area, but the access to the lake is probably what most people are willing to pay for. We were there on a Thursday night in July and there were only about 5 or 6 sites open and none that could be rented for more than one night, so I strongly suggest you make reservations there in the summer. Great place for boaters and if you have one of the spots right near the water, most of the people seemed to be able to just tie their boats up right along the shore near their sites. As an overnight site, I would look for something cheaper, but if I were a boater looking for a vacation site I would stay again. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
This park has new facilities and is in a beautiful setting. Sitting on the shore of Banks Lake there is a bike path connecting the different sections of the campground. The sites are large with good utilities but no Wi-Fi or cable. We had AT&T cell access. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.
State campground is very well maintained and easy to navigate. Shaded sites are around the periphery mostly and the sun can be punishing in July. Banks Lake is spectacular. The grandeur of Steamboat Rock itself is undeniable. The whole valley is incredible. Worth travelling this route. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $29.00
A great state park! The Washington State taxpayers spent their money well here. This park is laid out very nice and the new section is awesome. Take the time to climb to the top of Steamboat Rock while you are there. It takes about an hour to get to the top and the trail is very steep in a couple of places but the effort is rewarded with incredible views once you reach the top. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $29.00
Great state park. Large level sites with lots of space between rigs. Every night a herd of 12 deer came down and grazed on the grass. We had a site with a view of the lake. Will come back. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.
Our first visit to the Banks Lake area of WA. So beautiful and this park did not disappoint. Well placed hook ups, level paved sites with a view. Gorgeous!! It was a one night stay...but we are already making plans to go back!! We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful campground! Lots of room between sites. It's a lot of fun to be able to walk right down to the lake. The water is warm in the summertime and the kids loved it. Well maintained except for one major problem. The mosquitoes there are Horrible. I don't now if the state doesn't allow them to use chemicals for the mosquitoes, or not, but it is out of control. You can't even take a nice walk or sit out in the evening because the bugs are so bad. I went out to dump my black water one evening and when I came back in I had at least 20 new bites on me, no exaggeration. I would give this park a 10 if it were not for the mosquitoes. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
We are a 38 ft 5th wheel and we normally stay out of state parks because of very tight maneuvering, but not here! Sites were large and paved. Deer and wild turkey everywhere. Good restrooms and showers. Only problem was lots and lots of bugs.Used our Deep Woods Off! Would stay here again. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
The only reason I didn't give this a 10 was because of the mosquitos and other little bugs. If you like a desert lakes you will love this one. The roads are well paved, and it is far enough away from HWY 155 that it is nice and quiet. The hosts are wonderful, informative, and friendly. We came here to take in the unusual geological sites in the area - The Grand Coulee, Steamboat Rock itself, and Dry Falls, etc. Well worth the trip. We saw people fishing and heard the fishing can be quite good. The play area looked like it would be great for kids, although it was off season and during the week so we saw no kids. A group did come in later in the week, and at the group site there were teens and pre-teens having lots of fun, but they were quiet during quiet hours. We don't like heat, so we wouldn't stay here in the summer, and we heard the bugs are worse in the summer although they do control the mosquitos as much as they can. The sites are well laid out, and they are adding more plus some cabins. We would stay here again if passing through, but since we saw what we came to see, we would probably not come back. But we highly recommend it for those who like a desert lake environment. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $31.00
This is a beautiful park with huge sites; we were in site 86 which backs to the lake. The sites are wide enough to pitch multiple tents if you wish to do so. The site was also long enough for our 40' MH plus our car. I'm not sure what more one can ask for in a State Park--50A plus water and sewer and a beautiful view. As for the criticisms about internet and satellite access, we do have usable Verizon service, both voice and internet. It isn't fast, but, with the proper equipment, it is quite stable. We had no problem getting a satellite TV "fix" through the trees that border the sites. The price quoted includes both an online reservation fee and a non-resident surcharge. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $36.00
Steamboat Rock State Park is one of our favorites. We love to come here in the spring or over Memorial Day weekend before the summer heat hits. The campsites all have full hookups and are either right on the lake or you have a view of the water with just a short walk to reach the beach. Steamboat Rock itself is a great place to hike and the views from above are awesome! The trails are a little treacherous and steep so be sure to wear suitable footwear and be ready to do a little rock-climbing at times. Grand Coulee Dam is a short drive away as well! We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
This is a nice state park. Water, Electric and sewer are good. Sites are level and long enough if you back all the way to the back of the site. Satellite is accessible but you need to get around the trees that outline the park. Plenty of room to put out awning, lots of space between sites. Deer run through the campground every night. They don't seem to be afraid of people. The down sides are there is no internet and air cards have no signal and you have to pay a day fee and I had to pay a fee to make a reservation online. Found an open internet in Electric City around a laundromat near a small RV Park in town to the right above the city. We would stay here again. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $36.00
The serviced sites are mostly flat and easy to get in an out of. This is a year of mosquitos and that is the only real downside here. Worth the trip with the family as there is great swimming, hiking and the Dam tour is worth doing, and free! We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.
Absolutely stunning park, but for that kind of money private parks also have Wi-Fi, cable TV maybe other amenities. Also the location of the dump was such that our built in hose system could not reach it. Normally this is not a problem as most parks have dumps by the gate. This one does not. We had to travel to another park to dump. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow, this is about as good as it gets for a state park. Well maintained areas, level paved large sites, great camp hosts. We got the last spot available on-line for this at the last minute as the parks we tried for were filled. We were very happy with it. No cable TV, Verizon was spotty at times, and no Wi-Fi. Didn't need or want it anyway. But the satellite came in well. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.