||Eastern Washington State's Recreation Capital
Welcome to Eastern Washington State's Recreation Capital - the Grand Coulee Dam Area, presented by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop, dine and stay in the famous Grand Coulee Dam Area for a truly memorable experience.
Enjoy year-round fishing on Banks Lake, Lake Roosevelt, Lake Rufus Woods, or one of the numerous smaller lakes in the area. Experience a scenic hike through Northrup Canyon or to the top of stunning Steamboat Rock, view all sorts of wildlife & birds, take a turn at the skateboard park, take a bicycling trip along the Columbia River, enjoy boating on all of the open water in the region, go swimming and water skiing, golf 9 or 18 holes and take in simply gorgeous sunsets on the magnificent Coulee Walls.
And don't miss the laser light show, broadcast every evening between Memorial Day and September 30 onto the mile-wide face of the Grand Coulee Dam! For indoor fun, learn about the history of the region at the Visitor's Center and the Colville Tribal Museum, play your favorite casino game, or enjoy a great meal at one of the area's restaurants.
Whatever you are looking for, we encourage you to...Come to the Coulee!
What are conditions like in the Grand Coulee Dam Area?
As of 3:00pm on Monday, August 31, 2015, skies are gorgeous with puffy, white clouds against a beautiful, blue sky. There is a steady wind, the air smells wonderful, visibility is ideal, and no smoke can be seen in any direction. The North Star Fire still looms on our horizon, but you wouldn't know it to see the beautiful skies we have today. Highway 155 is open to all traffic between Coulee Dam and Omak. The National Weather Service currently has issued no alerts for the Grand Coulee Dam Area. We will post daily updates on air quality and visibility here.
There is currently a lot of information about our local fires on Facebook and the Internet. For reliable and timely information, we find the following sites very helpful:
InciWeb Incident Information System
North Star Fire Facebook page
North Cascades Broadcasting Facebook page
Methow Valley News Facebook page
Wenatchee World Facebook page
Okanogan County Emergency Management Facebook page
Okanogan County And Methow Valley Local Topics of interest Facebook page
Washington Smoke Information
Washington State Department of Transportation's Traffic Alerts
For local news updates and fire-related information, go to The Star newspaper.
Today's conditions look like this:
Grand Coulee Dam
Just above the Grand Coulee Dam, looking north toward Nespelem and Omak:
The town of Coulee Dam, looking north:
Lake Roosevelt, from just above the Grand Coulee Dam:
Banks Lake and North Dam Park: