You may not have met all of us, so here we are with a bit of background. 

Diane McHenry

Diane has been here forever it seems, only 62 years.  She married Brad McHenry in 1962 and after they graduated from UW, they made Bunkers Resort their home and life work.  They raised their daughter Xanny here and grew the resort into what it is today.  Diane’s dental hygiene career of 40 years helped support the resort in the beginning lean years.  She not only retired as an EWU dental hygiene assistant professor but also is retiring from resort management.  Diane’s grandchildren, Joe and Halie Champlin are managers and plan to keep the resort as a family business for ever.  They grew up at Williams Lake and went to school in Cheney.  Their Mom, Xanny, managed the resort restaurant that is named for her.   Unfortunately, Brad died in 2020, Xanny in 2021 and her husband Ardell Victor 2023.  We miss them every day but are moving forward.


Halie is an expert at arranging your reservations and goes the extra mile to make sure your stay at Bunkers is pleasant.  She can help you with accommodation for family gatherings, engagement celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.  She will help you with short and long vacations as well as coordinate cabin, RV and tent rental combinations.  She will rent you a barge and motor and give advice for making your fishing experience great.  She manages the resort convenience store and office.  Halie is engaged to Tyson Learn and they live at the resort. 


Tyson was raised in the Reardan area which is not far from here.  For several years he restored log homes in north Idaho and the Spokane area.  He has joined our family and is learning the resort business.  Tyson will be studying to become a volunteer fire fighter for district 3.  You will see him helping in the office as well outside taking care of maintenance and resort upkeep.  They live at the resort with their 2 young daughters.  Tyson and Halie love fishing, hunting, evening campfires, target shooting, and raising their children. 


Joe is the general manager of the resort and oversees all aspects of its operation.  He and Tyson work together fixing and keeping the resort and all its equipment, sewer systems, well and water systems, tree removal, renovation, boat and motor repair and maintenance up to date.  Joe also works in the convenience store and office.  He is an EMT and fire fighter volunteer for our local district 3.  Joe is a favorite on Karaoke nights twice a month in Xannys Western Bar and Grill.  Joe likes to hunt, fish, shoot trap, cruise the lake in the evening and visit friends around a campfire.    

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife rehabilitated the lake in the fall of 2022 and restocks fish annually.  Fishing is predicted to be very good this season and excellent in 2024.  Free fishing weekend is June 8 & 9. 

So, that’s an introduction to our family.  We have always been a family and pet friendly resort, one of the few public resorts in this area and the only one on Williams Lake.  We pride ourselves in helping you have an enjoyable and relaxed get-a-way, surrounded by the beauty of Williams Lake, the majestic basaltic cliffs and abundant wildlife. 

Free fishing weekend is June 8th & 9th.