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Soap Lake

Soap Lake, Washington

People come from across the globe to swim in this lake believed to have healing properties.  

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In the town bearing its name, Soap Lake has been heralded for centuries for its curative properties. The lake gets its name from the natural occurring foam that forms on the surface of the water, giving it a soapy appearance. The water also has an extremely soapy feel as well, as the lake is teeming with more than 20 minerals. It’s not unusual to find people visiting the lake from across the globe seeking to soak in the mineral-rich waters or to coat themselves in the mud of the lake. 

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Bring a snorkel or goggles because the water is clear enough you can see everything.

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