COME VISIT THE COULEE CORRIDOR NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY

Come one, come all to the Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway.  There are numerous attractions, activities, sights to see, cultural events and recreational opportunities.  This web site is designed to promote the byway and bring visitors to it.

The primary routes run from State Routes 17, 155 and US 2 beginning at Othello, north through Moses Lake, Soap Lake, Coulee City, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, Nespelem to Omak. Also part of the Coulee Corridor are a number of important spur and loop routes on intersecting roadways cover Connell, Ephrata, Wilson Creek, Marlin, Almira, Hartline, Stratford, and Warden and points in between covering parts of State Routes 28, 260, 262, 282, and 395. 

New, albeit informal, loops and spurs have been added. The newest loop/spur routes begin at: Warden to Lind, pass by Ralston, breeze through Benge, access SR 26 to the edge of the Palouse Scenic Byway, goes through Washtucna, SR 261 to Palouse Falls.  Then it is on to Lyons Ferry State Park, back to SR 260 to Kahlotus, SR 263 to Lower Monumental Dam, returning to SR 260 and Connell to SR 17, and then north to Othello.  Support is being garnered from the cities along the route with the goal of getting the routes approved through the Washington state legislature as an addition to the existing Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway

 

Coulee Corridor Consortium Monthly Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at noon with a no host lunch and always welcome visitors to the group

September 20, 2019 - Beach Bar & Grill, 8198 Highway 262 E,  Mardon Resort

October 18, 2019 - Moses lake

November 15, 2019 - Othello

December 20, 2019 - Ephrata

Noteworthy 2019-20 Events

If the community kiosks are installed this fall as planned, there will be announcements of dedication ceremonies at each of the five locations in the next couple of months of 2019.  Stay tuned for additional details!

The Sixth Annual Columbia Basin Eco-Gardening Symposium was held in Moses Lake on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9-1 PM at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, 900 Yonezawa Blvd, Moses Lake.  The event is sponsored and organized by the Grant-Adams Master Gardeners and Grant County Conservation District.  The focus of the April 18,  2020 event will again be on gardening with speakers on mulching, pollinators, and common gardening challenges being solicited.

Pre-register  through Grant County Conservation District by calling (509) 765-9618, by signing up in person (or through the mail) at the Grant County Conservation District office at 1107 S. Juniper Drive, Moses Lake or by registering online at http://www.columbiabasincds.org/.  

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, March 20-22, 2020.

Moses Lake and Quincy Farmers Markets are held each Saturday, May - October and June-September, respectively. 



The Grant-Adams Master Gardeners are available to answer questions at the Moses Lake Farmers Markets.  Questions may also be sent to ga.mgvolunteers@ad.wsu.edu,  or called into the WSU Extension Office in Moses Lake (509) 754-2011 ext 4313. Samples for identification may also be dropped off the WSU Extension office Monday-Thursday 8-5 PM.

The Othello Community Museum is located at 3rd and Larch in Othello.  It features a large display of birds and local history. Contact Barb Caylor (509) 361-3192 for an appointment

The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City is available for viewing.  Contact Birdie Hensley for an appointment as there are no regular hours.  (509) 631-0303