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The Dry Falls Interpretive Center is located just 10 miles north of Lake Lenore Caves which makes it a very easy addition to your local sightseeing expedition. It sits just south of Dry Falls Dam which is responsible for holding back the water that forms Banks Lake. Dry Falls sits on highway 17 in a spot that makes it easily reached from the east or west via Highway 2 from the Spokane or Wenatchee area. Local landmarks like Lake Lenore Caves and Soap Lake lay to the south and Grand Coulee Dam is located just 35 miles to the northeast.
Dry Falls is three and a half miles long and during the historic Great Missoula flood it was the site of a waterfall five times the size of Niagara Falls. The water plunged over the precipice and went on to carve much of the unique landscape found in that part of North Central Washington. Standing at the railing at the Dry Falls Interpretive Center gives you one of the best views of the kind of landscape many are shocked to find in this part of the country. There is a lot of information inside the visitor’s center too that an help tell the story of how this amazing scenic feature was formed.
After marveling at the sight of Dry Falls from the interpretive center, drive a short distance south and enter Sun Lakes – Dry Falls State Park. Here you’ll be able to see some of the local lakes and also take some roads to the north that will lead you across the very floor of the ancient waterfall that you were just looking at and photographing from high above.
If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get out and stretch their legs, this is also a nice place to find a trail to follow across the barren landscape. If camping is your thing, the state park has plenty of sites waiting for you to take advantage of. You can even do some fishing at Dry Falls, as well as many of the lakes that surround it, if that’s something that interests you. Whether just itching to check out some of the most dramatic scenery in the state or wanting to get out and engage in some true Eastern Washington outdoor recreation, starting with a visit to the Dry Falls Interpretive Center is a good way to go.