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Steamboat Rock State Park

Electric City, Washington


51052 WA-155
Electric City, Washington 99123
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Sites: 126
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.82967
Longitude: -119.13439

Elevation: 1582' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Great park located on Banks Lake. Ideal for boaters. Sites and pads large and nicely spaced. Filled to capacity when we were there. Bay loop has a cove where boaters can tie up and leave their craft. It has a sandy beach and a little swimming area. 20 minutes south of Grand Coulee Dam. Boat launches. Three different CG loops plus several additional primitive tent locations off the main highway. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Goodsized, full site, asphalt pad, pretty site on the water, paved biking/walking trail, sandy beach. Restrooms were ok, but lacked ventilation. Pay showers. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike to the top of Steamboat Rock. Challenging at first, but beautiful views from the top! Bring your water toys!

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We just drove up without reservation on a July Sat in late afternoon -- just hoping maybe there would be a space. There was no full hookup or any hookup available, but the VERY VERY nice office staff worked to get us a site. One staff person drove over to the site to be sure that a tent site would accommodate our 32 ft rig and tow car. And of course we were in agreement to take a "no facilities" site. Out mhome has an inverter and propane and can boondock nicely. The July evening cooled waaay down with sunset. The place is beautiful- an oasis in the arid central WA area. The grounds are exceptionally well kept. It was a very busy state park, but that was no issue-- everyone was nice and quiet hours were perfect. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
314
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

What a fabulous place for water sports, for hiking, and biking, and relaxing. Don't come expecting wi-fi or cell service (that can be a good thing). Be sure to visit Grand Coulee Dam and Dry Falls State Park!. Bring fishing license, or you;ll have to drive about 15 miles to get one.

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Review Count: 448
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 118

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

July 27, Thursday Steamboat Rock State Park, 136 full hookups, 26 standard sites, 80 primitive sites, bathhouses, $40, Site 30 This state park is in the eastern part of Washington and about 12 miles south of Grand Coulee and the Dam. There are three campgrounds in the park right next to each other. Sage Camp, Dune Camp and Bay Camp. We were in Sage Camp site 30. It was fine but it was in the mid 90's and this site was in the sun all afternoon and early evening. I would choose a site on the north side of the loops. The 81 to 90 loop in the Dune Camp is nice and near everything. I did not like the Bay Camp at all - no trees and very crowded but it is the closest to the boat launch. There is a boat launching area, swimming areas, floating area, bike trails, hiking trails, horse trails, concession store, fish cleaning stations and volleyball areas in the park. The park is in the desert but with some trees and located on beautiful Banks Lake, which is one of two lakes formed by the Grand Coulee Dam. Steamboat Rock towers 800 feet over the campground and lake. It is a beautiful area and Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center is 12 miles north of it. The Visitor Center has exhibits and tours of the Dam on and in July it was at 10pm. We enjoyed our stay here and reservations are needed since many families come for a week in the summer. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

What a lovely park! There are paved trails that go along the lake for biking and walking. The campsite we had was larger and a bit more private than some of the other sites and was just perfect for us. The bathrooms, during a week of full occupancy, were immaculate. The park is dog-friendly. The climb up to the top of the rock was challenging for older, out-of-shape campers because of the loose basalt. But we enjoyed the climb and reveled in the view. We will be back! We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-28
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Must have a Washington Discover Pass at $10/day of $30/year.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful grassy park surrounded by Bank Lake with Steamboat Rock on the skyline. Gravel sites were mostly level with adequate room between spaces. Park features paved and unpaved walking trails, a boat launch and fish cleaning stations. The sewer hookup pipes stick up 6 inches or so above ground making it exceedingly difficult to slope sewer lines for proper drainage. I visited the bathrooms and showers, which are few and far between quite a hike from the campsites. Showers and bathrooms were clean and in decent condition. No wifi or other amenities. They spray for mosquitoes in the evening --- Yuck, to bugs and insecticides. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 266
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This park has almost no shade trees and lots of mosquito's. When you park your camper be sure to hang to the passenger side to avoid the stones on the driver side. These stones make it difficult to get around your camper to hookup your utilities. With the lake right there it offers great boating for everybody. I was surprised to find most of the people camping not very friendly. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Really nice for a state park. Big sites and full hookups. No wifi, cable or, OTA channels. Very quiet campground, but as others have said bring the bug spray. Even though they have a program to control the insects you are right by a lake and we had plenty of bites from the bugs.

About 10 miles from the nearest town so stock up before you get here.

We would stay again but would look for a site further from the lake. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grand Coulee Dam Visitor center and the Dam tour are worth your time.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Steamboat Rock is a really beautiful park. We enjoyed having wild turkeys crossing through our campsite. We also enjoyed the beach/swimming and the kids' play area. All the utilities are fine, and we did have a weak Verizon cell signal. Grand Coulee dam is very close by. Our neighbors were all quiet and the staff was friendly and attentive. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful large and spotless sites. Convenient access and friendly professional staff. Very friendly family atmosphere. We will definitely return this year. Wifi would have been nice. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring bug spray if camped near the water or large grassy areas. Otherwise we did not encounter mosqito issues in or near our site. There is a control program in place.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

If you want to be "out" of mainstream, this is a wonderful park. Boat launch, lake, roped off swimming areas, on-site snack bar and hiking trails, (some rather challenging). This is an excellent choice. Sites are fairly typical for a state park but very adequate, with full services available, mostly pull through. Fishing can be tremendous but don't tell anyone. Bring bug spray. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-loop site 32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike, fish, swim, relax, Grand Coulee Dam with tours within 15 miles. Beautiful scenery.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Spectacular setting with many activities available (fishing, biking, hiking, birding are all good). Many sites with various options - it does get hot in the summer and crowded too, but shoulder season is great. In the summer they do spray for mosquitoes - keeps bugs down but also a pain for camping gear. We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grand Coulee dam is nearby - good history and an engineering marvel.

Wonderful hike at adjacent Northrup Canyon (but longer than expected)

Great hiking around or to the top of Steamboat Rock. Wild turkeys in camp, Bald Eagles nearby and rattlesnakes too!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is by far our favorite spot for a weekend getaway. We normally camp here two or three times a summer between our longer trips. Very spacious sites with lots of room for the kids or

pets and lots of green grass. This campground is always clean and well taken care of with nice access to Banks Lake and beautiful views! We love this campground! We camped at Steamboat Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C7
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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