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“Great bird hunting”

Potholes State Park
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Moses Lake
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Owner description: This state park is popular for birdwatching, swimming and camping.
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great bird hunting”
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

Visited August 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Potholes State Park, Oregon”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at Potholes State Park in Oregon. We thought it was by far the best state park we stayed in on this trip. It had large sites, with electricity, water and sewer. There was a great walking park and you could swim at the beach. The temperatures while we were there were over 100 degrees but there was lots of shade trees to keep you cooler. We would go back there for sure.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle
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“Best if you have a boat.”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cute, clean campsites and cabins. Nice park with plenty of space, running water at convenient spots in the campgrounds, decent vault toilets, fire pit at each site with a grill grate. Cool breeze at night, hot in the day (we went end of July). The reservoir isn't great for swimming if you don't have a boat. No nice beach by the campground so no easy in and out of the lake for swimming/floating on inflated toys etc. You can get in and out near the boat ramp or elsewhere, but it's muddy or rocky. We drove to nearby pothole lakes instead and had a great time swimming there.

A burn ban went into effect while we were there, so we were not allowed to cook in the fire grate with the wood we'd purchased, and we did not have a propane stove with us. So we had supper that night and b'fast the next day at a restaurant. Nothing you can do about that but be prepared to be flexible. We had a great time and would go back mainly to explore more of the surrounding pothole lakes area.

Visited July 2013
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wa
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“Hot Fun”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Only been there once even though I've been around this area for a while. Most people have small boats and fish. I myself just went walking around a bit. It is very dry and defiantly the desert, make sure you have sun screen and hydrate. This time of year way too hot for me.

Visited July 2013
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Buckley, Washington
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“Never a Shortage of Birding”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I always try to spend a day or so around the Potholes. The birding opportunities are endless. But then so are ticks, and mosquitoes. Just make sure you have sun-screen and bug repellent.

Visited April 2013
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