Rusho Creek forms a lofty 571 foot waterfall as it spills into Banks Lake flooding the floor of Grand Coulee. Unfortunately, thanks to the arid climate in this part of Washington, what would be much more impressive elsewhere in the state is reduced to a lichen stain on the cliff for the majority of the year. Rusho Creek is one of the larger tributaries to the east shore of Banks Lake, but even the modest agricultural activity isn't enough to fuel the falls much past May. I visited over Memorial Day weekend in 2009 and while there was a teeny bit of water flowing over the falls, it wasn't enough to merrit photos and could barely be discerned to the naked eye. With a visible flow over the falls, this should be quite an attractive feature.
- Rusho Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
Rusho Creek Falls is found south of Steamboat Rock along the shores of Banks Lake in Grand Coulee. The falls can be seen next to Highway 155 about a mile south of the main entrance to Steamboat Rock State Park, or about 14 1/2 miles north of the junction of Highways 155 and 2.