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Best of Ephrata/Soap Lake Washington

If your visiting Ephrata/Soap Lake and you want the full experience this page will guide you through best places to eat, drink, visit, and play!

Tucked away in North Central Washington is the beautiful community of Ephrata. Situated close to the the Columbia River and surrounded by four distinct seasons, Ephrata is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some quality time in nature.

But don’t let its small-town feel fool you – there’s plenty to do in Ephrata! From shopping and dining in downtown to biking and hiking around town, there’s something for everyone in Ephrata.

And if you’re looking for even more adventure, Wenatchee, Quincy, Moses Lake, Soap Lake, and The Gorge Concert Theater are all just a short drive away.

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Top Restaurants in Ephrata/Soap Lake Washington

One of the best things about small towns is that they have a close-knit community feel. This is certainly true of downtown Ephrata! Stroll down First Avenue and you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants, all owned and operated by members of the community. There’s something for everyone downtown, whether you’re looking for a new outfit, a bite to eat, or just a place to relax with a cup of coffee.

  • Barb & Ed’s
    • 601 Basin St NW, Ephrata, WA 98823
    • (509) 754-2037
  • El Agave Mexican Restaurant
  • Cielo Town Bakery
    • 11 Basin St NW, Ephrata, WA 98823
    • (509) 797-1166

Points of Interest and Main Attractions in Ephrata/Soap Lake Washington

Ephrata has something for everyone. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, such as biking, hiking, fishing, and golfing. For those who enjoy the arts, there are several wineries and the Gorge Concert Theater in town. There is also a splash zone pool for people of all ages to enjoy. The real estate market in Ephrata is very affordable, making it a great place to buy a home or invest in property. Central Washington University is located nearby in Ellensburg, making Ephrata a great place for students to live.

  • Splash Zone
    • 780 A St SE Ephrata, WA 98823
    • (509) 754-3456
  • Ephrata’s farmer’s market
    • 428 1st Ave NW
    • (509) 754-3456
  • Grant County Historical Museum
    • 742 Basin St NW Ephrata, WA 98823
    • (509) 754-3334

Hiking, Biking and Outdoor Fun in Ephrata/Soap Lake Washington

Nestled in the heart of Washington state, the Ephrata/Soap Lake area is a nature lover’s paradise. With endless opportunities for hiking, swimming, and picnicking, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors here. Here are three of our favorite outdoor activities in the area.


Boy Scout Camp Trail Head
One of the best things about the Boy Scout Camp Trail Head is that it’s suitable for hikers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner just starting out, this trail has something to offer. The trailhead is located just outside of town, making it easily accessible. And with stunning views of the valley below, it’s well worth the effort to get there.

Soap Lake West Beach
Looking for a place to cool off on a hot summer day? Look no further than Soap Lake West Beach. Located on the shores of beautiful Soap Lake, this beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. There’s also a playground nearby, making it a great spot for families with young children.

Smokiam Park
If you’re looking for a place to camp or picnic, Smokiam Park is a great option. With plenty of open space and scenic views, it’s easy to while away an afternoon here. There are also several hiking trails nearby, so you can explore the area at your leisure.