Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park

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Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park
Washington State Park
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Country United States
State Washington
County Grant
Elevation 1,270 ft (387 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°35′41″N 119°21′55″W / 47.59472°N 119.36528°W / 47.59472; -119.36528Coordinates: 47°35′41″N 119°21′55″W / 47.59472°N 119.36528°W / 47.59472; -119.36528 [1]
Area 4,027 acres (1,630 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park (formerly Sun Lakes State Park) is a 4,027-acre (1,630 ha) Washington state park located near Coulee City at the foot of Dry Falls. Formed by the Missoula Floods, Dry Falls is the site of a former waterfall which is now a stark cliff, 400 feet (120 m) high and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) wide. When the floods occurred, the waterfall was ten times the size of Niagara Falls. Today it overlooks a desert oasis filled with lakes and abundant wildlife.[2] It is a prime example of shrub-steppe habitat. There is an interpretive center on area geology. The park is located in Grant County, Washington along Route 17, at the head of the Lower Grand Coulee.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park has 73,640 feet (22,450 m) of lake shoreline and offers fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, horse rentals, and a golf course. The campground includes access to the lake, a swimming pool, and a mini golf course.[2] The park is also home to Camp Delany, with eight 9-person cabins and a central meeting hall accommodating up to 120 people.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sun Lakes State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Camp Delany at Sun Lakes State Park". Washington State Parks. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 

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