Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Badger Lake, Spokane County, Washington

 
Badger Lake (244 acres)
This is a desert lake with cliffs predominantly around its shores. This is a fine lake fabulous water sports lake to ski and fish on. Sailing on this lake on your swing keel sailboat or dinghy is appropriate, with consistent winds throughout the year. Depths on this lake average 5-20', with its deepest area of the lake about 60'. Badger Lake is twelve miles south of Cheney on the Cheney-Plaza Road. Badger has NO resorts but does have a very nice public access with a double lane boat launch, fishing platform that is wheelchair accessible, and restrooms. Directions: From Cheney, go south on Cheney Plaza Road to Williams Lake Road, then west on Williams Lake Road to Badger Lake Road, then north on Badger Lake road 1.5 miles to Public Fishing sign. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in Amber Lake, WA.
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved and gravel parking lot, with designed accessible and trailer parking spaces; PATHS/TRAILS... No official paths but accessible paved parking is night next to fishing platform. At powerboat launch there is a pavement to the launch. Gravel slope to gravel like beach of about 3% grade. Route path to powerboat launch dock is about 4% grade or less; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… Fully accessible restrooms access through gravel surface parking area; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible fishing platform. No dock. Double lane powerboat launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. With assistance one utilizing a wheelchair could get to the water via the gravel beach area. Beware of mud as entering the water; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... None; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Nothing unusual; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade at launch; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot temperatures in the summer; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas at Klinks Williams Lake Resort.
Public Launch
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