The history of our community began in 1910. It was then the hamlet of Neppel was founded to serve the needs of a small group of pioneering farmers who settled on the shores of the lake. From its small beginning, Moses Lake has grown and prospered to what it is today, the commercial hub of the Columbia Basin in Grant County, located on north/south State Highway 17 and east/west on Federal Interstate 90. This rural environment provides friendliness and security, yet the urban resources of Seattle or Spokane are within easy driving distance. This is a pleasant living area with a great variety of scenery and recreational opportunities in an area of moderate climate.
The lake, Moses Lake, on which the town lies is made up of three main arms which are over 18 miles long and up to one mile wide. It is the largest, natural body of fresh water in Grant County. Moses Lake has over 120 miles of shoreline and covers 6,500 acres.