Banks Lake is nearly 27 miles long stretching from Electric City to Coulee City. This man made reservior is a favorite amongst visitors for boating, fishing, and swimming. Many species of fish call Banks Lake home with the most common being Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. Banks Lake was built by the Bureau of Reclamation, on the Columbia River, as part of the Coulee Dam Project. Steamboat Rock State Park is located on Banks Lake and a popular hangout for visitors.

Described by fishermen as, "Banks Lake is one of the preeminent bass fishing destinations in the northwest." It's central location makes it commutable from almost every part of Washington within 3 hours. Anglers come to see this body of water that yields some good sized stringers, while enjoying the scenic vistas, and rocky slopes of the coulee.