Falls State Park is a 4,027-acre park with 73,640 feet
of freshwater shoreline at the foot of Dry Falls. Dry Falls is one
of the great geological wonders of North America. Carved by Ice
Age floods that long ago disappeared, the former waterfall is now
a stark cliff, 400 feet high and 3.5 miles wide. Back then, the
waterfall was ten times the size of Niagara Falls. Today it overlooks
a desert oasis filled with lakes and abundant wildlife. The park
and the interesting exhibits at Dry Falls Visitor Center offer many
opportunities for people to learn about this unusual landscape.
The Lake Lenore
Caves are another point of interest where you can enjoy
these majestic sights. Hundreds of years ago, nomadic natives huddled
together in these natural shelters, probably during seasonal migration
periods. Now their historical "tracks" are left for us
to see. If you hike far enough along the path, you can view petroglyphs
carved into stone by those ancient tribes. But even if you opt for
just a short hike, you will be amazed by the beauty and history
of the caves.
Highway 17, leading past Sun Lakes from the Othello area to Grand
Coulee is a National Scenic Highway.
Sun Lakes gets a lot of sun each year! The average high
temperature for July and August is 86 degrees. Mid-to-late June
has an average high temperature of 79 degrees. The weather is usually
stays very nice well into September staying sunny and around 80
degrees until almost the end of the month. September is often overlooked
as a time to visit Sun Lakes.