MarDon Resort hosts several fishing tournaments and special family events throughout the year!

We have continued to be a local favorite destination because of some of the events and surrounding community events held annually in this area. Our central location, large lake and access to several seep lakes make MarDon Resort a haven for water recreation events. If you are a fishing sportsman you will find our fishing tournaments to be some of the best held in the state and not to mention we have several family events such as an annual favorite Lake Games and beach party!

Upcoming Events

  • March 23-25, 2018 - 21st Annual Sandhill Crane Festival. Celebrate the annual return of nearly 35,000 sandhill cranes to Othello, WA every March as they migrate north to their breeding grounds in Alaska.

  • April 21 & 22 - Potholes Open Bass Tournament. Tournament information will become available in March. Please contact MarDon Resort for accommodations, specials and tournament questions.

  • May 5-6 - Spring Walleye Classic. This event produces pretty good fishing with great payouts. Tournament has a long history at MarDon Resort with over 65+ teams. Event information and registration not available till April.

  • June 1-3, 2018 - Heroes Salute Weekend Special, all Police, Fire, & Military stay the 1st night at regular price and get the 2nd night FREE.


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family events

MarDon Resort hosts several annual family oriented events throughout the season, which include: Lake Games and Beach Party, 4th of July Fireworks and Golf Cart Parade, Dock Tournament & Pie Social, MarDon Resorts Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale.

Our annual Lake games and Beach Party is bar far one of our most popular event of the year and we like to offer you the opportunity to register early and take advantage of the deals and specials so as to get the best camping spot before they fill up. Call today to discuss your vacation plans for the Summer to take advantage of seasonal specials and new campground spaces and lodging.

Many of our events are benefiting the CWFAC. This is the Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee. This is a 501-C3 non- profit organization. Our Federal ID#091-1648008. State ID#601-547-710

To learn more about the CWFAC please follow this link.

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Take a moment to view the 2016 events held here at MarDon Resort and plan your vacation or get-a-way prior to the event.

Please visit our website regularly as information on events, including new events, as they develop. Along with our events are some seasonal lodging specials to take early advantages. Book early and save! view Price Guide

  • Potholes Open Bass Tourney

    April 15th-16th, 2017. We are hosting a Washington Bass Club Tournament event.

    Contact: Tom Twede (509)750-9220

    Invite: Come to Weigh in's/Raffles -

  • Washington Bow Fishing

    April 15th-16th, 2016. Season Starter: Big 10 Format. Top 30% of teams get paid, Big Fish Prize $250 per day.

    Cost: $40 (m)/$50 (nm)

    For Info:

  • Spring Walleye Classic

    May 6th-7th, 2017. This is a CWFAC Event. More information to follow.

    Cost: ??


  • Northwest Bass Tournament

    May 21st-22nd, 2016. Highly competitive bass fishing tournament. Call now to take advantage of early lodging specials.

    Cost: $250 Team

    Registration: Form | 2016 Info

  • Memorial Day Weekend!

    May 27th-30th, 2016. Traffic Beater 4th night free for RV/Tent, 1/2 off for roofed rentals on 4th night.

    Info:Reserve early for special holiday weekends!

  • Free Fishing Weekend

    June 4th-5th, 2016. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife annual weekend for free fishing. Take advantage of our marina/docks and even our weekend lodging special.

    Special:Check daily for updates on camping specials.

  • Fishing Seminar & BBQ

    June 16th-17th, 2016. Father's Day Weekend!

    Cost:Not Available. Please call.

    Info:Coming soon.

  • 4th of July Celebration

    July 3rd, 2016. This is a fun event featuring local golf carts decorated for a chance to win prizes followed by our lake fireworks display.

  • Big Bass Championship

    July. 9th, 2016. $10k and Hourly payouts. This is the Championship Tournament based on 4 previous tournaments leading to the championship at MarDon Resort.


  • Walleye Tournament Championship

    August 13th-14th, 2016. This tournament is the final championship of the fishing series. Raffle and weigh-ins will be available.

    Info:Closed to tournament winners only

  • Lake Games & Beach Party

    August 27th, 2016. This is one of our largest and most popular family event featuring a boat poker run with island games followed by a beach party with a music DJ and food. This is a CWFAC event.

    Cost: $$

    Registration: Not yet open.

  • Labor Day Weekend

    Sept. 2nd-6th, 2015. Take advantage of the final days of Summer with a last get-a-way weekend. We are also providing a large year end yard sale full of great fishing gear and resort items.

    Special: 4th Night FREE RV/Tent. 1/2 Off 4th night roofed rentals

  • Skagen Jet Boat Rally

    September 9th-12th, 2016. The Skagen family are pioneers in the jet boats industry and their annual retreat draws over 100 high-horsepower jet boats and live music. This is not a family event this would be a great weekend to leave the kids at home and have adult fun!

  • Dock Fishing Tourney/Pie Social

    Sept. 16th-18th, 2016. Dock Fishing Tournament. This is a marathon event. Fish as little or as much as you want. Fish from Friday eve thru Sunday morning. Payout for 9 different species. Potlouck & Pie Social at noon.

    Cost: $40