Soap Lake Resort & The Natural Healing Powers of the Lake
Soap Lake Natural Spa & Resort is dedicated to preserving and sharing the natural healing power of Soap Lake with our guests. Dating back to the Native American tribes that once lived in the area, Soap Lake was regarded as a sacred body of water with special healing properties. Up until the discovery and widespread use of antibiotics, Soap Lake was a popular destination with a known track record for relieve symptoms of ailments like cirrhosis, arthritis and poor circulation among many others. Soap Lake is a lake unlike any other in the world, without exaggeration. It has some of the highest naturally occurring mineral content of any lake in the world, in addition to the highest mineral diversity found naturally occurring in a body of water.
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To complement the natural healing capabilities of the Soap Lake mineral water, Soap Lake Resort is dedicated to promoting a holistically healthy lifestyle. Look forward to some rest and relaxation while you enjoy your stay with us with our variety of healthy menu options and outdoor activities. Soap Lake has long been an outdoors lover’s dream with the range and variety of activities available in the area. In addition to excellent fishing among the many lakes in the area, we have always hosted many naturists, bird watchers, hikers and hunters.
While you’re in the area
Take a ride on the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, an amazing 150-mile road trip revealing the story of the Ice Age floods when vast reservoirs of water flooded and receded from this valley hundreds of times. One of the most unique natural landscapes in the United States, this area was formed as the force of water fought against the strength of basalt rock. The result is a geologist’s mecca.
Experience the ineffable in the landscape as well as world-class recreational opportunities. The Coulee Corridor is the second-most-important birding corridor in the United States. The byway offers recreation for everyone. Between three state parks, a national wildlife refuge, visits to the Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, or Othello’s Sand Hill Crane festival, you’ll find something for the whole family.
Grand Coulee Dam – 50 Miles Away
Sometimes called the eighth wonder of the world, Grand Coulee Dam is as high as a 46-story building. Constructed during the Great Depression, the dam features and excellent visitors’ center, showing actual movie footage shot during the construction of the dam in the 1930’s. The Dam also features a self-guided tour.
Summer Falls – 10 Miles Away
Located at the top end of Billy Clapp Lake, a favorite fishing and water skiing lake in the region, Summer Falls State Park includes a grassy picnic area, tables, sun shelters, rest rooms, lots of trees and a boat launch. The falls are formed by the main canal of the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project as it plunges over a 165 foot basalt cliff into Billy Clapp Lake. The falls are only present during the spring, summer and fall months when irrigation water is running through the canal system. A 94 megawatt power plant was constructed just east of the falls in 1984. The new power plant does not affect the beauty of the falls.
Blue Lake, Rhinoceros Cave – 7 Miles Away
One of the basalt flows in the Grand Coulee yielded an important piece of evidence regarding the kind of life existing when the Columbia Plateau was much younger. Not content to cover logs, trees and minor plants, this flow killed a rhinoceros and made a cast of the body for the record. The rhino is thought to have been covered by highly fluid, rapid-moving basalt. Before the rhino could find an escape it was trapped and destroyed. The fluids within the animal cooled and hardened the rock so that the cast took the shape of the rhino’s body. Today, near Blue Lake, the positions of the legs are marked by four cylindrical holes in the basalt, and the rounded contour of the body is arched over the leg cavities. One side of the cave is open, showing the shape of the rhino.
Banks Lake – 21 Miles Away
What do you like to catch? Bass, walleyes, trout, perch, crapppies, catfish, burbot, sunfish, carp, lake whitefish? Banks Lake winds its way down through the ancient and magnificent Grand Coulee, varying from one to two miles wide. The Coulee is rimmed with stupendous basalt cliffs. You can fish, water ski, bask in the sun, bird-watch, eagle-watch, deer-watch, camp, and explore all along its forty-mile length. Banks Lake was home to the largest large-mouth bass caught in Washington State in 1977.