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While Banks lake itself is quite wonderful, a word to the wise...If your not willing to fork over the shillings for a house/condo unit at Sunbanks Resort, or have a camper/RV of your own, just forget about it.
We stayed at the lake front cabins, thinking it would be a nice place to stay. It turned out that we had constant visitors...mosqitos at night and hornets by day. There was no escaping them. They were everywhere. We had mosquito coils, mosquito spray and long sleeve clothing...nothing worked well. It turns out that these are mutant mosquitos...and they have to spray the campground twice a week to get them down to a population level where you aren't breathing them in. While mosquitos can be a part of just about any camping trip, it didn't stop there.
It was also hard to find shade anywhere at the cabin we had...it seemed like the sunlight was actually coming at us sideways. But even though we all got pretty sunburned, nobody complained. We were all too preoccupied dealing with the mosquito bites.
On a sanitary note, there are only two real "toilets" in the "campground" area. Most "campers" are religated to pit toilets. Add in the heat...and the fumes are potent enough to make your nostrils sting. Needless to say I chose not to eat much while I was there...just lots and lots of water.
As a final selling point, the "beds" in the cabins are nothing more than wood with a 1" foam mattress on top (and I'm not exadurating). Bring a blow up mattress for everyone!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunbanks Lake Resort is the most unique lake resort destination in Eastern Washington. Located on beautiful Banks Lake near Grand Coulee, Sunbanks has 27 miles of natural scenic beauty ideal for camping, watersports, fishing, or any type of outdoor activity. Need a place to stay? Experience the new lake view villas, the waterfront cabins, or camp in the beautiful tent sites or RV hookups. Whether it’s weekend entertainment on our waterfront stage, a day on the boat, or a quiet night in luxury, Sunbanks Lake Resort has everything you and your family needs to enjoy a perfect vacation getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunbanks Lake Hotel Electric City