ABOUT Our Resort

Potholes Reservoir recreation area is an escape from the ordinary. MarDon Resort makes it home here since 1972 and continues to be one of the many popular destinations in central Washington. This is an area that shines brightly in sunshine and provides the perfect water destination for all water related activities. We are central to several points of interest for daily tours such as the Gorge, wineries, water park, wildlife refuge, local festivities and much more.

MarDon Resort is a Popular lakefront resort featuring a variety of lodging experiences with awesome lake views. We have on-site a country tackle & gift shop, Beach House Restaurant, and a beautiful marina all on the shores of Potholes Reservoir. This Washington desert oasis features over 28,000 acres of fresh water with several of fish, sand and sun.

What's Here!

  • 28,000 Acres of fresh water for all kinds of water activities. Just a few miles south of Moses Lake we have virtually everything you need to enjoy the freedon of recreation and sport fishing.

  • Summer Beach with lake Fun Island. Sports Court for Basketball, Grass Volleyball, 4 horseshoe pits, Playground.

  • On site restaurant and tackle/general store for all your fishing and recreation accommodations. a short distance away there is resort golf, wine tasting and local fruit/vegetables and nearby Gorge for concerts and events.

  • We also have additional family activities located in nearby Moses Lake. Food, shopping and a great waterpark!

Marina & Boat Rentals

Few places on earth match the raw, natural beauty of Potholes Reservoir. Our Marina provides your starting point for all boat and fishing related activities. Our docks are rebuilt for more activities and moorage.

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MarDon Tackle & Grocery

Our Tackle & Grocery has a little of everything including everything you need to fish! We carry general supplies, apparel, tackle & bait, Food/beverages, firewood and fishing/hunting licenses.

  • Weekdays/Summer Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Weekend Hours: 6am - 10pm
  • Offseason Hours: 9am - 6pm

Lodging at MarDon

Luxury Cottages

Each of our cottages are individually themed and provide luxury living at its best. Our cottages sleep up to 7 persons, have lake views with private decks. These accommodations been a popular lodging with our guests with all the amenities included. Just pack a bag and we'll do the rest!

RV Camping  |  RV Experience

We welcome ANY size RV rig. Nearly all of our spaces are large and accommodates all sizes and shapes of RV'ers. For those who wish to Experience RV Camping we also offer 4 unique RV models to choose from. Come try before you buy and see what its like to camp like an RV'er!

Camper Cabins |  Tent Camping

Think of a camper cabin as a big, sturdy and comfortable way to go tent camping. You will love the ease of driving your fuel efficient car over here with your sleeping bags and pillows….oh, don’t forget something to cook on the b-b-q! We also provide spaces throughout the resort for those who like to rough it with a tent. We have grass and beach locations (seasonal).

Rental Homes |  Bunkhouse

We have classic rental homes that sleep from 6 persons on up. All have full kitchen and other home-like amenities. In addition to our rentals we also have a motel with limited amenities perfect for those no frill lodging needs. We have kitchenettes and two room occupancy.


  • Happy New Year! Its hunting season but there is still some great ice fishing going on here at the resort. We are making plan this year to improve your stay and get our events calendar out as early as possible so you can prepare your reservation with an ongoing popular event. There are new specials and be sure to check them out on our home page... We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


Dear Resort Staff, We had a wonderful time at our family reunion and are looking forward to the next summer’s reunion.

Jennifer Tillberg

My family just wanted to say thank you! We had a wonderful time at your resort. Our camping spot was perfect, people around were really nice. This was our first trip with our camper and I could have not found a better place. You definitely have a new regular customer and I will spread the word about how nice your place is. Thank you for making our first trip memorable for our family. We caught one nice trout so that even made it more special. See you guys soon.

Rene Groeger