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January 1, 2024

Moses Lake: A City Surrounded by Natural Beauty

The city is named after the large, natural freshwater lake of the same name, Moses Lake.

By Elite Traveler

With a population of a little over 20,000, Moses Lake has just enough amenities to create an exciting atmosphere, yet not enough to spoil the natural beauty of this unique area. Located just three hours southeast of Seattle, and nearly five hours northeast of Portland, it is the perfect landing spot allowing easy access to major cities, yet it’s surrounded by wilderness and open space.

The city is named after the large, natural freshwater lake of the same name, Moses Lake. The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing and swimming. The surrounding landscape is characterized by high desert terrain, with agriculture playing a significant role in the local economy. The city has also attracted tech companies due to its low-cost electricity and favorable climate for cooling.

Moses Lake is an hour and a half from the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, which helped build up this picturesque city and make it what it is today. Thanks to its prime location, visitors can visit of Mount Rainier National Park, which is around a three-hour drive away. This park is home to the iconic, glacier-capped, active volcano Mount Rainier, which stands an impressive 14,410 feet above sea level, making it one of the tallest peaks in America.

[See also: St Louis: Where to Eat and Sleep in the Iconic City]

Grand Coulee Dam / ©Shutterstock

Perhaps the most important aspect of Moses Lake is the lake itself. The picturesque lake is 18 miles long with over 120 miles of shoreline, and is a popular area for outdoor enthusiasts for its abundance of hiking, biking and camping. Kayaks and canoes also launch regularly from Neppel Landing, providing a unique view of this valuable ecosystem.

Where the sleep

The Washington state night sky cannot be missed when guests stay at Sagecliffe Resort & Spa, as the resort has yurts that boast sky domes. These yurts are filled with king-size beds, plush bedding and lavish bathrooms. The award-winning winery adds the final touch to this fantastic hideaway.

344 Silica Road NW, +1 509 787 8000,

Where to eat

Michael’s on the Lake has a vast wine list sure to please any wine lover. Match this with the beautiful views and it becomes the perfect place to have a relaxed and romantic dinner.

910 W Broadway Avenue, +1 509 765 1611,

Where to fly

Grant County Airport has one of the longest runways in the world. The amenities at Million Air Moses Lake don’t disappoint visitors either, with a movie theater, satellite TV and conference rooms.

Grant County International Airport 7810 Andrews Street NE, Suite 134 Moses Lake, Washington 98837,, +1 509 762 2222,

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