More Coulee Dam
Nearby Cities and Towns
Looking to visit Coulee Dam? This page contains all the information you need to plan your trip. Find out the location and how to get there. Be sure to visit the chamber of commerce for the latest events.
90% of the population gain their livelihood in connection with the operation of the dam.
The city of Coulee Dam lies on the northern upstream side of Grand Coulee Dam. It straddles both sides of the Columbia River, both above and below the dam. The builders of the houses and businesses lying at the base of the spillway appear to have placed their faith in the sturdiness of a dam built to last thousands of years!
Main routes in are WA-155 from the north and south, and WA-174 from the east and west. Closest national highway is US2 to the south.
Mansfield Airport is 63 miles to the west, and Wilbur Airport is 20 miles to the southeast.
The daily Amtrak passenger service the Empire Builder runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago. Nearby depot is in Ephrata, 60 miles to the south.
Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Phone: 509-633-9265.
Located off Highway 155 at the base of the dam in Coulee City, the visitor center is open daily (except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers extended hours between Memorial Day and September 29. The center is fully accessible and features hands-on exhibits, an auditorium, Laser Light Show in the summer and restrooms.
This website features local news and a directory for Coulee Dam and the surrounding area including the towns Banks Lake and Electric City.
The Star. PO Box 150, Coulee, WA 98133. Phone: 509-633-1350; Toll-free: 1-888-663-1350.
Grand Coulee Dam
The mammoth dam stretches nearly a mile in length and is nearly 46 stories tall and provides hydroelectric power for much of the western states of the US and for British Columbia, Canada.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Discover what to do and see in Lake Roosevelt NRA VIA the National Park Foundation web site which also has photos and videos.
Roosevelt Lake NRA
The damming of the Columbia River created the 130-mile long Franklin D Roosevelt Lake. Boating, water-skiing, swimming and fishing all happen in the lake.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Benchmark Washington Road & Recreation Atlas, 6th Edition by Benchmark Map. Field-checked Landscape Maps(tm) show complete road detail. The revised recreation guide is organized by categories such as attractions and activities. The metro map section covers the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. Order now...
Moon Washington, 9th Edition. by Ericka Chickowski. From urban cities to rural towns, this native gives an insider's perspective on everything the Evergreen State has to offer featuring great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe and much more. Order now...
Great Places: Washington: A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping by John Kruse. The geology, animal and plant life, and history of Washington's most-storied and scenic locales, including the best local lodging and amenities are explained in this full color guide. Order now...
1000 Places Washington: 1000 Things to Do, See, and Experience in Washington State for the Intrepid Adventurer by April Borbon. Written by a freelance writer born and raised in Washington, this book shows one thousand things to see and do from museums to tourist attractions to food experiences. Learn some history and find new adventures. Order now...
Go Northwest!® gonorthwest.com (tm)
gonorthwest.com (tm) and GoNorthwest.com (tm) are trademarks of Go
All original text, maps, photographs, and other images on this web site, as well as the compilation and design thereof, are
Copyright © 1997-2014 Go Northwest, LLC. All rights reserved.