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Osborn (Osborne) Bay Campground (A Part of Steamboat Rock State Park)
Campground Description: Osborn Bay Campground (sometimes spelled Osborne) is owned and operated by the State of Washington. Osborn Bay Campground is a primitive campground that is a part of Steamboat Rock State Campground, located south of Grand Coolie Dam and Coolie City. There are no well defined RV camping or tent camping sites, but there are as many as 36 spaces to accommodate RV campers as well as tent campers. Several of the campsites at Osborn Bay Campground are on the shoreline of Banks Lake, allowing for potential boat tie-ups or shore fishing. None of the driving surfaces are paved and, overall, this RV camping and tent camping campground is quite primitive. Full shopping and services are available in Coolie City, 3.2 road miles north on Highway 155. Fresh water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the Northup Day Use Area, 4.8 miles south on Highway 155.
Number of Sites: 36
Water: No. Water is available 4.8 miles south at Northup Point Day Use Area
Waste Water Dump Station: No. A dump station is available 4.8 miles south at Northup Point Day Use Area
Directions: Three point two miles south of Coolie City on Highway 155 and 7.9 miles north of the highway entrance to Steamboat Rock State Park
Fishing: Banks Lake offers some of the best lake fishing in the State of Washington. Fish for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Lake Whitefish. Panfish, Rainbow Trout, and Kokanee. Detailed fishing information can be found at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's website by clicking here
Astronomy Opportunities: Very good. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 47.9222°N, 119.06078°W
Nearby Golfing: Banks Lake Golf Course - 19849 Ludolph RD., P.O. Box 58, Electric City WA. 99123 telephone 509-633-1400
Contact Information:Steamboat Rock State Park 51052 Highway 155 Electric City, WA 99123 509-633-1304 Steamboat Rock State Park
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The sign at the entrance to Osborn (sometimes spelled Osborne) Bay Campground (a part of Steamboat Rock State Park)
Modern day pit toilets are available at Osborn (Osborne) Bay Campground (a part of Steamboat Rock State Park)
There are very few secluded campsites at Osborn (Osborne) Bay Campground (a part of Steamboat Rock State Park)
One of the many wide open RV camping and tent camping campsites at Osborn (Osborne) Bay campground (a part of Steamboat Rock State Park)
The boat launch at Osborn (Osborne) Bay campground (a part of Steamboat Rock State Park) is paved to the waterline
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