Ruth & I were so impressed with this now rather forlorn community that we returned to it for further investigation. It is not an especially great town to look at, but it has a stellar reputation among Native Americans going back centuries. It’s a large lake with 23 minerals in its water that brought us back from nearby Moses Lake to investigate it. Soap Lake exudes a white mineral substance that can be seen along its shoreline. It is almost impossible to sink in its waters. Once a place for sanitariums and now a place associated with healing many ailments, there are several resorts in this community and beyond that swear that this lake’s water is medicinal. It is often compared to the Dead Sea for its healing properties.
Native Americans have gathered on its shore for centuries. They claim that its water heals arthritis, joint pain, and various skin ailments that are humanly troublesome. Its water is especially buoyant and this lake is truly rimmed with visible white minerals. That is not disputed. It is considered by some to be the best mineral sea on this planet and is said to have contents that kill bacteria and heals viruses. This area has always been associated with healing. Soap Lake’s water is exceptionally alkaline and is said to be a wonderful healer.
Cuts, scrapes, and infections disappear miraculously many claim, after exposure to this lake’s water and that’s why many places associated with healing the body have sprung up in the area over time. Ruth & I had no idea that such a place in Washington State existed, and we did not discover its genuine popularity until we had been through it once and returned. We had been to Grand Coulee Dam, which is north of Soap Lake and brought us to this area. It’s reputation is taken seriously by locals, so we came back to see what we could learn about it.