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Mineral lake

Soap lake has high mineral content. The mud was once used to make soap (hence the name.) The... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Road trip stop

Just found this spot on my Rand McNally map during my western road trip . Made a one hour stop for... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Karyn T
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Soap Lake, WA
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

we spend a lot of time hiking the basalt breaks and coulees around Soap Lake. The Lake itself it pretty neat. The wate ris very shallow but clear. You can walk a long ways out and not get over your knees

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Soap lake has high mineral content. The mud was once used to make soap (hence the name.) The beaches are filled with beach goers. There is also some human-powered watercraft. The water has an interesting feel to it and a good rinse off can be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The city of soap lake was on our must visit list when we visited Eastern Washington in August due to the recommendations on the official guide. In the book, it’s says the lake is often called Washington ‘s health resorts, it also says the mineral...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JoeyBBNg
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Just found this spot on my Rand McNally map during my western road trip . Made a one hour stop for a good hike —- managed to play in the mud just a little— actually seems like a fun weekend spa activity for just relaxing

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karyn T
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Quiet and Clean. Great place for kids to play and swim and the view is beautiful. Not much in town but for a quiet beach and no crowds it is the best.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lsjanes
Reviewed 9 June 2018

So I waded. It was a Wednesday afternoon but I was shocked more people weren't out and about. I didn't really smell anything. The water was a great temp too. Really pretty drive along the Couley HWY up to Cooley city with lots of things...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

That is the new motto for the City of Soap Lake. Originally gained popularity as a Sanitarium and place to cure Burgher's Disease after WWI, the city of Soap Lake has had its ups and downs. People who rate this lake poorly because of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Megan S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Well, yet another of my semi reluctant visits to the favourite place for the males in our family to fish Lake Lenore. I have never quite understood their attraction to Soap Lake, not being a fisherman myself. The drive eastward over the mountains is long...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Enjoyed an hour just floating in this incredible place. Wish the bathrooms had been opened. Only had portable toilets which appeared not have been cleaned since Labor Day. :(

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank fredericks0n
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We went for a soak in Soap lake and basically had the place to ourselves. It is extremely alkaline so you float with very little effort. It was very nice to just lay back and take a soak in the cool but not cold water....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Mila A
15 March 2017|
Response from Cj L |
NGS or the Corp of Engineers I would think.
9 August 2016|
Response from ralphallenk | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of motels along the shoreline with easy access to the lovely waters of Soap Lake. There are rv camp grounds (at least two I can think of) and the motels are withing walking distance of downtown shopping... More