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Area Description

Soap Lake is a small community built along the shores of a mineral lake (also named Soap Lake) in the high desert area of central Washington. According to the 2010 census, we have 1514 residents, give or take a few. Incorporated in 1919, the town has a long history as a healing community.

Beginning hundreds of years ago, Native Americans from various tribes would gather here to trade, dig roots, race horses, and soak in the mineral waters. Noting its healing properties, they called the lake "Smokiam," meaning healing waters.

It’s a quiet community, with an eclectic population. There is much to love about Soap Lake. With 300 days of sunshine each year, you will find a ton of outdoor activities. Fishing, hiking, camping. And, of course, the lake with its healing waters. The silty, silky mud isn’t just therapeutic, it’s fun too! Some of the Arts venues are the Masquers Theater where you can see live plays. We have a growing Art scene including a local museum, art gallery, and festivals. We have two beautiful RV parks near the lake with golfing and swimming.

Includes Cities/Towns: Ephrata, Moses Lake, Soap Lake.

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We have a County bus system that can take you to most towns in the county. Train service is located about 5 miles away, in neighboring Ephrata.

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The closest hospital is only 5 miles away. There are additional hospitals within 20 miles. Medical centers are close also.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  21.7  28.0  34.3  0.8 "
 Feb  27.1  34.6  42.1  0.8 "
 Mar  33.2  43.4  53.6  0.8 "
 Apr  39.6  51.6  63.6  0.4 "
 May  47.9  60.4  72.8  0.6 "
 Jun  54.9  67.7  80.5  0.5 "
 Jul  61.2  74.7  88.2  0.4 "
 Aug  60.3  74.0  87.6  0.3 "
 Sep  51.2  64.7  78.1  0.4 "
 Oct  40.1  51.7  63.3  0.5 "
 Nov  30.3  37.6  45.0  1.0 "
 Dec  22.5  28.4  34.4  1.2 "


Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 30's and highs in the mid 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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