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Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake

Campground Description:  Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake is owned and operated by the City of Soap Lake.  Smokiam Campground adjoins Soap Lake City Park, both located along the southeast shores of Soap Lake.  There are several recreation opportunities within the park while Smokiam Campground offers a central location to access well over 100 lakes in the region.  Shopping and restaurants are available in Soap Lake.  Partially open year round.  Reservations are not possible.

Number of Sites:  28 RV camping sites and 8 tent camping sites.  All tent camping sites are open year round and 7 RV camping sites are open year round.  Restrooms are closed during the cold months

Electricity:  At 28 RV camping sites

Water:  At 28 RV camping sites

Sewer:  At 28 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Spokane - Follow Interstate 90 (I-90) westbound.  Take exit 179 at Moses Lake.  Take exit 179 onto highway 17 northbound.  Follow for 25.1 miles to Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake.  From Spokane on highway 2 - Follow highway 2 for 30.8 miles to highway 28.  Follow highway 28 westbound for 78.9 miles to Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake.  From Seattle - Follow Interstate 90 (I-90) eastbound to exit 151.  At exit 151 take highway 283 for 26.5 miles to Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake

Fishing:  Little information about the fish in Soap Lake is available.  Check locally for fishing information.  About a mile away lies Lake Lenore.  Lake Lenore offer a very real possibilities of landing a 30 inch Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.  Complete information can be found here: Lake Lenore Fishing.  Information about Lahontan Cutthroat Trout can be found here: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Astronomy Opportunities:  Fairly good.  While the city of Soap Lake provides some light pollution, it is almost negligible.  Because of the sparseness of trees, a telescope can be set up almost anywhere in the Smokiam campground or city park.

Nearby Golfing:

Lava Links Golf Course is located directly across from City Hall in Soap Lake.  This 9-hole rough-terrain golf course is touted as being perfect for beginners, kids and anybody who wants to have fun.   You need just a 9 iron and a putter.   There is no charge for golfing at Lava Links.  Donations accepted.​

Contact Information: 

City of Soap Lake
PO Box 1270
239 2nd Ave SE
Soap Lake, Washington 98851
509-246-1211
Recreation in Soap Lake

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The sign at Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake

The restrooms at Smokiam Campground offer flush toilets and showers

The RV camping sites at Smokiam Campground overlook Soap Lake

The tent camping sites at Smokiam Campground at Soap Lake are shaded

The boat launch onto Soap Lake at Smokiam Campground


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