Long Lake Power Station

Learn about the challenges of building of the spectacular Long Lake hydroelectric station, whose construction began a century ago this year. Travel by stationary tram to the top of Long Lake dam, which was the tallest spillway-dam in the world when completed in 1915. In the powerhouse you can touch the giant I.P. Morris turbines, along with their generators, which were the largest units installed in the world at that time. See how this station was used to balance power on the early electric system, including changes to keep up with the power demand during WWII. This station, whose powerhouse is another Kirtland Cutter gem, would be the flagship plant of The Washington Water Power Company for nearly a half century, and is still a vital part of our region’s electric system today.

Directions to the next stop: Upper Falls Power Station

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Head west toward Long Lake Dam Rd


Continue straight onto Long Lake Dam Rd


Slight right onto Eagle View Ln


Take the 1st left onto WA-231 S/Spring Creek Rd

Continue to follow WA-231 S


Turn left onto E Broadway Ave


Continue onto US-2 E/E Broadway Save

Continue to follow US-2 E


Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 90 E/Spokane/U.S. 2 and merge onto I-90 E/US-2 E


Take exit 281 toward US-2 E/US-395 N/Newport/Colville


Merge onto US-2 E/US-395 N/S Division St


Turn left onto W North River Dr


Turn left onto Riverfront Park/N Washington St