Area Attractions

Things to do

The Inn… is nestled along the hillside at the southern entrance to historic Coulee Dam. The activities right outside your door range from short walking tours, to longer hikes, a tour of the dam, and more. The short historic walking tour around the City of Coulee Dam with interpretive signs, bring to life the history of the community.

Across the street is the Visitor Center for the Grand Coulee Dam. At the Center you can see movies and displays on the history of the dam or take a tour of the largest hydroelectric power station in the United States, and the seventh largest in the world. During the summer you can enjoy the Laser Light Show in the evening.

Several hiking trails, including the Candy Point Trail, are a short distance from the Inn. From short, moderately challenging hikes to longer, aggressive trails, the Grand Coulee Dam Area has hikes to suite a variety of interests. If you’d like to see some of the local wildlife, grab your binoculars and walk down to the Washington Flats Wildlife Refuge to spot eagles and osprey, deer and wild turkeys. If you’d rather go for a bike ride, there’s a 6.2 mile long downriver trail that follows
the Columbia River.

Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake are popular destinations for die-hard fishermen and those that are learning to fish.

Some of the species you’ll find in our waters are:

  • Black crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Burbot
  • Channel catfish
  • Common carp
  • Kokanee
  • Lake whitefish
  • Largmouth bass
  • Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Walleye
  • Yellow perch

If you would rather go boating, there are several boat ramps within a couple of miles, and Banks Lake is 27 miles of water skiing delight.

Spring Canyon hosts a beautiful sandy beach, where you can soak up the sun or relax in the shade, have a barbecue, or go for a swim in Lake Roosevelt.

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