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Potholes State Park

Hwy 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road), 17 MI North of Moses Lake, Moses Lake, WA
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Moses Lake
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This state park is popular for birdwatching, swimming and camping.
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Kennewick, Washington
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330 reviews 330 reviews
75 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice get-away in the Eastern shrub steppe. There is a nice day use area, but not really a good place to swim. It is too shallow and muddy. The boat launches are long and steep. Judging from the fish cleaning station use and the fishermen chatter, the fishing is good - bass, perch, crappie and walleye. We kayaked and it... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Plenty of space for our 5th wheel and truck (~40 feet together) and really nicely cared for state park. The boat launch area was wide and very easy to launch from and not too far a walk from the camp sites. The lake was very refreshing and the trails were perfect for a desert walk.

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Moscow, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed here for four nights on a camping trip in the primitive campground. The toilets were clean for vault toilets, and there was plenty of water. Most of the sites were nice with tables and fire-pits, albeit a little too close together. Our only complaint about our site was that it had ZERO shade during the day, and it... More

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Seattle
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115 reviews 115 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed there at the end of May and were hoping to have a nice start into the camping season. The park is nicely laid out and has a huge green space for picnicking and playing close to the beach. The water level was low tough and the beach was more like a muddy mess to get in. We decided... More

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Moses Lake
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have a treasure in our back yard. I live only 15 miles from this location and find it rewarding and soothing every time I visit. I mostly enjoy the bird population that is migratory and constant. Hawks and eagles are a favorite and offer many views of their antics. During hunting season the population of ducks and geese have... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a great place to bring watercraft; the weather is almost always wonderful during the summer. We don't camp, but LOTS of people camp there!

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Moses Lake, WA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We camped at Potholes State Park for a weekend with friends and truly is an oasis in the desert and farm country. There are good hikes to be taken with interesting views of wildlife, the reservoir and open grasslands.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

When you're anywhere near Moses Lake this is a must visit. It's does have a wonderful campground that is fun for the entire family or a simple day at the lake to play in the water & have a nice picnic lunch. There are also many things to see & do nearby which makes this a perfect location away from... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Potholes State Park is a little oasis in the middle of farm country. The RV camping area is clean and well maintained. Sadly, this year the reservoir was very low which made the shoreline a mucky mess. It was not great for swimming. There is a interesting river flowing into the reservoir behind the tent camping area that was a... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a great camping site and fun for the family. The fishing is great. You can walk the spillway and hunt birds. The duck hunting and pheasants are awesome. Plus theres a gas station with hunting supplies and food to eatm 2 miles from mardon Resort

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