What can you do with 300+ days of sunshine?
Just a short 15-mile drive from Wilson Creek is a forgotten park. It houses about three acres of land, most of that grass park, and a trail that actually goes up and behind the falls themselves. It is a day access park only, making Wilson Creek a perfect place to stay before you visit.
Billy Clapp Lake
Fishing, hunting and boating are all available at Billy Clapp Lake. This remote and beautiful lake is just 10 miles outside of town. It is also relatively unknown, so there is only light traffic on the lake. As a day access only park, it’s another great reason to stay at Wilson Creek.
A bird watcher’s paradise, Brook Lake sees the roost of 90,000 ducks, 50,000 Canadian Geese and 2,000 Tundra Swan. Duck species include Mallard, North Pintail, Redhead, Canvasback, Common Goldeye, and Lesser Scaup. There are also Bald Eagles, Gold Eagles, Rough Legged Hawks and Ferruginous Hawks. The Red-Winged, Yellow-Headed and Tri-Colored black birds also call this home. Finally in the winter there can be seen Northern Shrike and American Kestrel.
Sun and water combine in perfect form in this man-made lake that is just a 40-minute drive from Wilson Creek. With a scenic and historic drive over the trails of yesterday, one can enjoy the scenery and then a beautiful weekend on the lake.
The lake itself is 30 miles long and more than a mile wide. It has docks for boating, water skiing, and fishing. It’s open for swimming with Steamboat Rock Park fully developed for families. The hiking enthusiast can climb to the top of the rock via trail on the south side.
Here is the vacationer’s delight. On Lake Roosevelt this beautiful beach houses docking and launch areas. It is just above Grand Coulee, which holds the Laser Light Show through the summer months. Ten acres of grass and picnic areas cap off a beautiful relaxing summer haven.
A massive man-made structure that is the heart of the irrigation work that’s reshaped the center of Washington state into the irrigation area that it is. Hosting great history, a visitor’s center and a Laser Light Show through the summer.
For more information on these attractions and others in the coulees of Central Washington, visit Coulee Corridor.
For more information on the birds and other points of interest in Grant County, visit Tour Grant County.