Lake Spokane, Washington, USA

Also known as:  Long Lake

Lake Spokane, a 24 mile long reservoir, is so named because of its close proximity to Spokane, Washington. However, some people call it Long Lake, after its dam, Long Lake Dam. The dam was built in a spot where the Spokane River makes a complete horseshoe bend and was completed in 1915. At that time Long Lake Dam had the distinction of being the tallest dam in the world. Today, – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Welcome to the ultimate guide to Lake Spokane! Article topics include:

Looking for Lake Spokane cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.

All About Lake Spokane

Lake Locations: USA - West - Washington - Northeast Washington -

Lake Spokane, a 24 mile long reservoir, is so named because of its close proximity to Spokane, Washington. However, some people call it Long Lake, after its dam, Long Lake Dam. The dam was built in a spot where the Spokane River makes a complete horseshoe bend and was completed in 1915. At that time Long Lake Dam had the distinction of being the tallest dam in the world. Today, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to it previous architectural reign.

Lake Spokane offers many recreational opportunities at several private and state maintained resorts along its shores. The Riverside State Park is 10,000 acre park that offers year round recreational opportunities. With camping, swimming, and boating as water activities or trails for off-road vehicles, mountain bikes, and horseback riding, Riverside State Park offers something for everyone. In the winter, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and dog-sledding are offered along the many scenic trails.

The Lake Spokane area is rich in history. Two different sets of original prehistoric drawings have been discovered on large rocks are available for the public to view and are maintained by the Washington Department of Natural Resources with interpretative signs to provide additional information. Also nearby with an interpretive center and tours is a replica of the state’s first fur-trading post which was originally built in 1810.

Lake Spokane is easily accessible at many public boat launches. Due to Lake Spokane’s relative calm waters, sail boating and kayaking are also very popular. The reservoir holds its elevation throughout the summer but is typically drawn down in January. Fishermen will enjoy the year round fishing on Lake Spokane with plenty of largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, and bullhead catfish available.

Lake Spokane is also a popular place to settle with its close proximity to large towns and cities, amenities are just a short drive away. Waterfront property with your own private dock can be the most convenient and leisurely way to enjoy Lake Spokane’s beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

Whether you visit in the warm months or the snowy months of winter, Lake Spokane is sure to offer you an exciting adventure.

Things to Do at Lake Spokane

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog Sledding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • State Park

Fish Species Found at Lake Spokane

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Smallmouth Bass

All About Lake Spokane

Best hotels and vacation rentals at Lake Spokane

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More Sites to Book a Lake Spokane Vacation

Our interactive lodging map shown above is perfect for comparing LAKENAME VRBO rental homes and nearby Booking.com hotels, there are times when you need to expand your search for different types of accommodation. Here are some other LAKNAME lodging partners you can explore:

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Recommended Sites to Book a Lake Spokane Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Lake Spokane lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Artificial Reservoir, Dammed

Water Level Control: Avista Corporation

Surface Area: 5,020 acres

Shoreline Length: 54 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 1,536 feet

Average Depth: 50 feet

Maximum Depth: 180 feet

Water Volume: 243,341 acre-feet

Completion Year: 1915

Trophic State: Mesotrophic

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  • 2 bathrooms
  • hot tub
  • wifi