Potholes State Park

Potholes State ParkPotholes State Park is a 640-acre camping park with 6,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Potholes Reservoir (also known as O’Sullivan Reservoir). Potholes Reservoir is often confused with the Pothole Lakes themselves, which are a 30- to 45-minute drive from the park. The terrain is desert with freshwater marshes.
Potholes State Park1The park adjoins the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, a waterfowl haven, but on nearby BLM lands, you can see sand dunes, lava flows, and coulees. Besides bird watching, visitors enjoy swimming from the sandy beaches, waterskiing, jet skiing, and boating. Fishing for bass, bluegill, bullhead, trout, and walleye. Lake levels vary due to irrigation draw downs.


Fun Things To Do

  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-motorized)
  • Boating (WW)
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Picnicking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Potholes-State-Park-Map.mediumthumb.pdfPark hours/updates:
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Alta Lake State Park
6762 Highway 262 SE
Othello, WA 99344
(509) 346-2759

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