I love Banks Lake. There are a bunch of coves, where you can anchor and chill out. The water is pretty warm in July and Aug. It's my favorite place because you can hike, boat, camp, cliff jump, fish and overall just have a sweet little vacation from it all. Says JE
Banks Lake is a delightful 42 square mile lake featuring a shoreline of 135 miles.
You can take a little tour to Dry Falls Dam while you're here at Banks Lake; on a pretty day you obtain
a pleasant panorama of Table Rock from Banks Lake. After a long day outdoors Ephrata Travelodge is a perfect spot to spend a night or two.