When I reached Steamboat Rock State Park (Washington State), I understood why the pictures online about this park don’t look too impressive. It is really not easy to take a good picture there!
“Steamboat Rock State Park is a 3,522-acre camping park with 50,000 feet of freshwater shoreline at the north end of Banks Lake. Dominating the landscape is a columnar, basaltic rock with a surface area of 600 acres.”
This rock is relatively flat, without any pointy peak so it is not photogenic at all. However, when you see it in person, it is still quite remarkable. Not only the park itself, the surrounding areas are also very appearing, with similar hard, dense, dark volcanic rocky cliffs. Some of the pictures posted here were taken from the surrounding areas.
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