Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, on the shore of the Moses Lake, with over 120 miles of shoreline, and the Potholes Reservoir. The city is bordering the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge that is home to a large number of migratory birds and other animals natural to the area. Potholes Lakes are protected by the Potholes State Park, a popular destination for boating, swimming and fishing. The Resorts at Moses Pointe is a 400-acre golf club on the west shore of Moses Lake. The best time to visit Moses Lake is during Spring Festival, on Memorial Day weekend and in June, during the Moses Lake Water Sports Festival.
1. Potholes State Park
Potholes State Park is a 773-acre public recreation area located 13 miles from Moses Lake in Grant County, Washington, on the southern shore of Potholes Reservoir . The state park was created after the O'Sullivan Dam was built in 1949. The park has 6,000 feet of shoreline with facilities for camping, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, and other water fun. The Potholes are a geologic feature, a series of Ice Age depressions in the earth carved by flood. Combined with the dynamics of the O’Sullivan Dam, they created hundreds of small islands surrounded by tiny “pothole” lakes. The little lakes make up half the O’Sullivan Reservoir. Potholes State Park is located on its other side, where the lake is deeper and more suitable for to boaters, fishers and swimmers.
6762 Highway 262 East, 6762 WA-262, Othello, WA 99344, Phone: 509-346-2759
2. The Links at Moses Pointe
© The Links at Moses Pointe
The Resorts at Moses Pointe is a 400-acre golf club perched above the west shore of Moses Lake, near the town of Moses Lake, Washington. With such a magnificent backdrop and desert conditions that provide more than 300 days of sunshine, it is not surprising that The Links at Moses Pointe is one of the favorite golf courses for golf players from all over the Pacific Northwest. Moses Pointe is known for its excellent conditioning, superb design, and exceptional hospitality. It is the perfect course for players of all ability levels. At 7,400 yards, Moses Pointe is a championship course that hosted the Washington State Amateur Championships in 2005 and 2008, and the Pacific Northwest Public Links Championship in 2011. Besides great golf, the club’s Mulligans restaurant offers the best burgers in the Columbia Basin, unique cocktails on the deck after a round, or an evening out with the family.
4524 Westshore Dr NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Phone: 509-764-2275
3. Inca Mexican Restaurant
Inca Mexican Restaurant is a small chain of four eateries, three in Washington and one in Colorado, serving classic Mexican dishes from the state of Jalisco. All restaurants are known for the large menu of everyone’s favorites and huge cocktails, in a traditional atmosphere. All food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients, using family recipes, in order to offer guests the most authentic experience. Their Moses Lake location is a festive, colorful spot with bright walls and colorful murals, popular with families for its nice atmosphere and a large menu with popular Mexican dishes and something for everyone. Don’t forget to try their original Inca Margarita.
404 E 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Phone: 509-766-2426
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4. Moses Lake Museum and Art Center
© Moses Lake Museum and Art Center
Learn about Native American history in the region and see beautiful and interesting artifacts when you visit the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center. With several great exhibits to be explored, the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center encourages the exploration and understanding of the Columbia Basin’s human and natural history. Apart from showcasing the local history and culture, the museum also showcases tons of Native American artifacts as well as stunning examples of contemporary art sourced from the region. Apart from exploring the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center’s exhibits, guests can also participate in museum classes, enjoy coffee with the curator, and many other community-based activities.
401 S. Balsam Street, Moses Lake, Washington 98837, Phone: 509-764-3830
5. Surf 'n Slide Water Park
© Surf 'n Slide Water Park
When the summer months roll around, there’s one Moses Lake attraction that travelers should definitely visit – the Surf ‘n Slide Water Park. Popular with locals and nearby towns alike, the Surf ‘N Slide Water Park is the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center and frequently welcomes guests from near and far, as well as of various swimming abilities and ages. Surf ‘n Slide is best known for its artificial surfing simulator, The Flowrider, but also has other great attractions to enjoy such as its 300-foot Lazy River, two huge 200-foot water slides, a children’s splash pad, a Treasure Island water structure, and even two sand volleyball courts. The water park also has kid-friendly attractions like its baby octopus slide, splash pad, and playground.
401 W 4th Avenue, Moses Lake, Washington 98837, Phone: 509-764-3842