Thursday, July 3, 2008

Camp, feel better at Soap Lake, Washington


Soap Lake is in eastern Washington roughly midway between Seattle and Spokane. It's just a short drive off I-90. A city owned RV park is right along the lake, with its waters regionally famous for their healing properties -- take a swim and get better from a variety of ailments, or so the promise goes.

The town of Soap Lake isn't much, a short main street with a few shops that somehow manage to survive. But there are a few restaurants, a bar or two, and everything is a short walk from the RV park. Another couple blocks beyond Main Street is the nine-hole Lava Links golf course, where you can play for free. But if you have good clubs, then it may not be an idea: there is no grass, just hard-packed dirt, sagebrush and volcanic lava outcroppings. Ask for some loaner clubs at City Hall, which is across the street.

The RV park has hookups, and a campsite is inexpensive, less than $20 a night in prime time. It's a good place to spend a day or a week, and maybe take a dip in the lake to improve your arthritis.

1 comment:

  1. This post reminds me of a place in Brooksville, Fl, i got a chance to view. it's called belle parc RV Resort. it's supposedly a 5star RV park--really looks like it too.(www.belleparc.com) .they offer a wide range of things for nature lovers to do(hiking/camping/bike treks etc) .
    if you're ever in Florida, this place should definitely be on your list to visit.haven't seen anything quite like it yet. thanks for the awesome post, i might just visit soap lake ,washington one of these days.

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