Soap Lake
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You'll find people paddleboarding and kayaking at Soap Lake, but most are simply content to float their troubles away in the shallow mineral-rich waters, slathering themselves in mud—the lake has long been thought to have medicinal healing properties. The lake gets its name from the water’s soapy feel and foamy appearance, boasting the highest diversity of minerals of any lake in the world. There are inns and an RV park around the lake, with restaurants in the town on the south shore. Time your visit between May and June when conditions are ideal but just shy of the peak season in July. – Tripadvisor
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John B
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
Motors are allowed on the lake and is a great water skiing or wakeboarding lake. You slide perfect across the water.
Written 6 June 2023
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Doug F
26 contributions
Jul 2022
This lake is very fun to just get wet and float your troubles away. No loud obnoxious motor boats, just warm water and plenty of sunshine.
Written 10 July 2022
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Griffin P
Phoenix, AZ19 contributions
Feb 2021
Beautiful and relaxing setting! Visited during the winter and got some great pictures of the lake. Would love to come back in the summer to see what the mud baths are all about. Said to have more salt than the ocean and no fish live in the lake just bring shrimp. Very interesting place!
Written 21 February 2021
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El R
Moses Lake, WA1 contribution
Jul 2020
This is an outstanding place to have a yoga retreat, enjoy a quiet paddle on the boatless lake (no motorcraft allowed). You can find paddleboarders, kayakers, people soaking in the very shallow water, and lounging on the beach. The town has a great RV park with a few teepees and cabins n the north shore where I stayted for a month. The town of Soap Lake on the south shore has a few very good restaurants and rental options, as well as a "health resort and spa". If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to relocate, this is also a great retirement town with a lake that doesn't allow motorcraft (a rare and peaceful gem).
Written 24 January 2021
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TechnicianOne
2 contributions
Sept 2019
Nice place, nothing nearby. They still owe me a deposit for a June cancellation. Soak in the lake, it's an experience!
Written 9 August 2020
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
I suppose a mineral dip is on the unique side but not one if the better lakes in Washington.

The sundial is unique and purportedly the first one in the shape of a human but that’s not confirmed by us.
Written 24 July 2020
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Kimberly M
Issaquah, WA44 contributions
Jul 2020
I don't know if all the minerals really do help, but the water did make my skin feel smoother after my cleansing shower. I floated on the lake for a couple of hours and felt a little crusty when that water dried on me, but a shower in the hotel took care of that. The West Beach is definitely better than the East Beach due to the lack of large rocks at the West Beach. I did not cover myself in mud but did watch several people do it. Maybe next time.
Written 20 July 2020
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Susan Riley
Soap Lake, WA7 contributions
Aug 2019
Soap Lake has no fish to catch and is small enough that boating at speed causes waves not appreciated. A better lake to visit is Lake Chelan, WA.
Written 10 December 2019
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nicklog1234
1 contribution
Jul 2019
This is one of the only 2 lakes in the world so worth a visit. I would really recommend that you visit the west park for the beach and the east for the play ground as east is more up-kept. If you go swimming in the lake and go to about 5ft you will fell the ground getting mushy and that is the mud every one talks about. This is a really friendly town and very fun to visit in the summer. Would recommend to visit "mom's european food and deli" the service their is amazing and their are great meals and a large varieties of food to chose from.
Written 24 November 2019
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Stacey H
Victoria, Canada68 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Soap Lake has a very interesting history! I highly recommend going into the tourist info centre to learn about the Native culture and healing powers of the lake.
Written 15 August 2019
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