|• 13.1 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 13.1 mi. Bike Trails
• 10 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 7 boat ramps (freshwater)
• 320 feet of dock (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• Water Skiing (freshwater)
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• 1 Basketball Court
• Bird Watching
• Mountain Biking
• Rock Climbing
• 1 Volleyball Field
• Wildlife Viewing
Steamboat Rock State Park features a basketball court on the shore of Banks Lake.
In winter, the park offers opportunities for Nordic skiing.
Mosquitos are prevalent in summer. Grant County has a mosquito-control program in the park.
Northrup Point watercraft access is open 24 hours a day.
The Northrup Canyon day-use area offers hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities.
Winter activities also include Nordic skiing, ice fishing and Bald eagle viewing.
Crown Point remains open until after the laser-light show at Grand Coulee Dam concludes in the evening. Crown Point Vista near Grand Coulee overlooks the Grand Coulee Dam, the cities of Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee, and the Columbia River.
Castle Rock Natural Area Preserve is on the butte nearby.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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The park has seven boat ramps at three locations on Banks Lake and 320 feet of dock for boat handling only. A marine PortaPotty station is available.
Five moorage bouys are located at the north end of Steamboat Rock
A daily watercraft launching permit for $5 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
• Ice Climbing
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
A reservable day-use area that accommodates 200 people is available. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.