This past summer I wanted to take our family on a vacation to Eastern Washington. I had visited Banks Lake a few years prior and thought it would be a great location to spend some quality time with the family before the hectic schedules of the fall began. Last time I visited, I had camped out, but with three kids, a husband, and a dog in tow, I felt it would be easier to stay in a cabin.
Fortunately, the resort complex we stayed in had waterfront cabins that sleep six comfortably and are pet friendly. The amenities offered in the Eastern Washington cabins suited our needs just fine and the views from the front porch were spectacular. A heated propane grill was provided, so we spent a lot of time grilling and eating outdoors, taking in all of nature’s beauty. During the day there were all sorts of water activities and hikes to be done. All in all, it was a memorable trip.
Camping has long been a favorite of families everywhere for developing better relationships and building stronger family bonds. When you camp with your family you face the elements together without the familiar comforts of home. These circumstances help develop teamwork and problem solving skills. They’re the perfect opportunity to encourage innovation and resourcefulness in your children and loved ones.
Banks Lake camping is no exception. When you camp on Banks Lake you’re camping in one of the most geologically rich areas on the planet. Its unique geography and the history of its formation make it perfect for exploration, learning and fun. As part of the Columbia Basin Project the lake is located in the northern portion of the Grand Coulee, a formerly dry coulee formed by the cataclysmic Missoula Floods of the Pleistocene epoch. The area boasts not only an exciting story of creation but also a luxurious and relaxing vacation spot.