Kids never get tired of swimming. And if parents can play along for a while, then watch safely from a shady lawn, how perfect is that?
Welcome to Spring Canyon. It’s a gem of the National Park Service’s Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at Grand Coulee.
Even on a smokey day, such as this Friday due to numerous wildfires in Washington and British Columbia, people still enjoy the beach at Spring Canyon Campground, which is open to all at no charge.
“We don’t have this where we live,” said a young mom watching her kids at the uncrowded beach, although she lives in Lake Stevens in western Washington.
Saturday August 2, 2014
3:30-4:00pm Birds and Beaks
Join Ranger Deb in the day-use area in front of the Spring Canyon Exploration Center Building and learn about why birds have their particular beaks.
6:00pm Bunchgrass Prairie Nature Trail Plant Walk.
Join Ranger Deb on a ½ mile walk on the Bunchgrass Prairie Nature Trail in the campground at Spring Canyon. We will be talking about the areas native plants and also learning about some invasive plants and their roles in the ecosystem. Please meet at the trailhead.
Please bring water and apply sunscreen.
This is a very active bee and wasp area. Please, no bare feet and have epinephrine if highly allergic.
Sunday August 3, 2014
9:30am Crescent Bay Canoe Trip
Join Ranger Deborah for a free canoe trip exploring the wonders of Crescent Bay Lake. We
supply the canoes, paddles, life jackets and instruction. Beginners are welcome but an adult must
accompany children under 16.
The trip is limited to 17-19 people, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Please make your reservations in person at the Spring Canyon Exploration Center on Saturday August 2, 2014 between 1:30-3:30.
You must have your own transportation for the 10 minute drive to Crescent Bay Lake.
Bring water. No water=No Go.
Approximately 2 ½ hours, including drive time.
Our latest printed issue of the Visitors’ Guide is at the printers’, but in this day and age, why wait?
Take a look right now by clicking on the image below to open it up in your browser (Flash required, sorry; so here’s a link for iPhone or iPad access. It’s limited.)