Lock your cars, go to the bathroom first
Favorite thing: Before you head to your trek to the Lenore Caves, make sure to lock your car and put your items out of sight so not to tempt people. As the saying goes: "A footlocker locks, make an honest man honest".
So, we took our valuables like our cameras and put our purses in the trunk of our car. We made sure that we locked our car before we headed to climb the mountain.
Also, I made sure that all my girls used the bathroom. There is a bathroom at the foot of the mountain and I didn't have to worry about it later.
Fondest memory: I love the view of the Lenore Caves. Once you start your first step trekking up the mountain, remember what your reward later: a very spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding areas. Also, there are so many beautiful wildflowers there that you have never seen. There were also many dragonflies to see.
My family had a wonderful time together climbing the Lenore Caves. It was not even difficult as I thought in the beginning...
- Road Trip
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Grand Coulee Dam is Half Reservation
Favorite thing: The East side of the river is all Colville Confederate Tribes Reservation. This reservation hosts the resting place for the famous Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph (1840–September 21, 1904) was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians during General Oliver O. Howard's attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other "non-treaty" Indians to a reservation in Idaho. For his principled resistance to the removal, he became renowned as a humanitarian and peacemaker. The Colvilles are a band of 13 major tribes in this area and can still be seen holding true to their traditions and customs. Every 4th of July the PowWow grounds North of Grand Coulee along HWY155 are full with Dancers, vendors, rodeo, games and fun. They also opperate a small Casino in the town of Coulee Dam (downstream of dam, across bridge) that brings activity to the night life.
Fondest memory: Lake Roosevelt is a wonder on its own. The massive lake is a must for recreationalists. There is great beaches, boatin, camping, hiking, fishing, and more. Another product in Banks lake. Banks Lake is known for its Bass Fishing competitions, boat races, and Professional Triathalon. The lake is beautiful and has wonderful camping accomodations at Steamboat State Park just west of the Dam along Hwy155. Those of you who love Blues and that whole culture can find thier fix out at Sun Banks Resort where they host on of the biggest and best Blues Festivals in the Pacific Northwest every summer. This resort has amazing camping, lodging, golfing, and fun all attached. Summer is a great time to visit... there is so much to do and see here!
- Casino and Gambling
- Water Sports
Grand Coulee Dam driving...
Favorite thing: Grand Coulee Dam driving direction from Seattle:
Go East on I-90 to State Route 283; Go Northeast on State Route 283 to State Route 28; Go Northeast on State Route 28 to State Route 17; Go Northeast on State Route 17 to US 2; Go East on US 2 to State Route 155
6. Go Northeast on State Rte 155
sunnywong's General Tip
Fondest memory: As early as 1904, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation explored ways to irrigate the area. The answer -Grand Coulee Dam- was completed in 1941. It created two lake - Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake - providing irrigation, hydroelectric powr and recreation to a large area of easter Washington.