This large lake, with 24,900 acres of warm water, and 91 miles of shoreline present uncrowded water sports enjoyment and is one of the best walleye waters in the region, making it popular with anglers statewide.
Banks Lake was formed by the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. In addition to walleye, it offers excellent fishing for large and small mouth bass, rainbow trout, perch, crappie, whitefish and catfish. Fishing season is open all year round, so there's no need to wait for "opening day." Several public access areas are well-developed, including a state park about mid-way up the lake and a city park at Coulee City on the south end.