Moses Lake is the largest city in Grant County. As the name suggests, it is nestled right on the banks of Moses Lake, a large freshwater lake with three 18 mile arms. It’s no secret that that locals love having the lake nearby; there are always crowds of people boating, fishing, and swimming. For those who prefer a more urban approach to life, there are plenty of art galleries, museums, shopping, and farmers markets.
Since Moses Lake has over two dozen parks, it is the perfect place to raise a four legged family member. Cascade Park sits right on the shore of Moses Lake in a secluded bay. This 34-acre park has everything you need for a pawsome day out. Your pooch will love cruising around the walkways and open green lawn or just chilling by the lake. There’s even a pet friendly campground, so bring a tent and stay a night or two.
McCosh Park will also make your pooch bark for joy. Located downtown, this waterfront park has sport courts, a water park, a playground, and is the home of the Moses Lake Farmers Market. Most importantly, it has furrific paved walkways perfect for a little canine cardio.
With an endless supply of parks, five veterinary clinics, and the beautiful lake, Moses Lake is one puptastic city!
Treat your pooch to an afternoon in Blue Heron Park. This puptacular park is situated on the shores of the lake and has beautiful waterfront scenery. Two legged park visitors flock to this park for the disc golf course, sport courts, playground, and boat launch. Four legged visitors love the acres of grass to explore and the paved walking paths. Stroll around the grounds so your pup can get some much needed exercise, then throw a couple burgers on the grill for a good old fashioned summer cook out. Once your tummies are full, relax by the lake and soak up some sun. Sounds like a woofin’ good time!
The Japanese Peace Garden is a great place for your pup to get her Zen on. Your furry BFF will absolutely love meandering through this local gem. Enter through a beautiful Torii gate and begin your walk around the peaceful four acre park. Stroll by the pagoda and bamboo tea hut, or make your way over to the meditation sand garden. The waterfalls and trickling streams provide soothing sounds as you check out the Japanese lanterns or walk along the stone path. Be sure to leave time to find a quiet place to sit and just enjoy having your dog by your side.
If your pup is begging for a walk, grab his leash and head over to Montlake Park. This nine acre park is nestled on the eastern shore of the lake and is a pawsome spot to spend some quality time with your pal. Get his heart pumping with a brisk walk around the pathways, or venture down one of the nature trails. This is also a great shoreline fishing spot, so if you’re feeling lucky, bring your pole and cast a line. Picnic facilities are also available. For a change of scenery, pop over to Yonezawa Park. Here you’ll find a large grass field that’s perfect for romping around and sniffing. Don’t forget to bring water and clean up bags.
Looking for a place to stay while in Moses Lake? This neighborhood gives you plenty of pet friendly hotels to choose from. Lakeshore Inn is a pawsome hotel that is just a bone’s throw away from the lake. For a small fee, dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to bunk here for the night. Quality Inn and Motel Oasis Inn are two other furrific options in the area. Best Western Lake Front sits right on the shore of Moses Lake. Your pup can drift off to dreamland in a comfy room for an additional pet fee. Before turning in for the night, take her for a stroll on the paved pathway can be accessed through the parking lot.