Saturday, October 29, 2016

Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, Idaho

Chatcolet Lake (600 acres)
This 10-40 feet deep, making it suitable for big boats and keelboats. Chatcolet also tends to have good wind from the east, a large area of unobstructed open water, and one can easily access Lake Coeur d'Alene from this lake as well via the St. Joe River channel. Power boaters find this lake great to cruise and fish on. Sailors also enjoy this lake for its east thermal winds. The lake is located in Heyburn State Park. Amenities include 2 boat launch facilities with docks, 3 landings with docks, restrooms, marinas, beaches, campgrounds, cabins, hiking and biking trails (Trail of the Coeur d'Alene). Info: See About St. Joe River, Heyburn State Park, Area Lakes post/link.
1. Chatcolet Lake Heyburn State Park Boat Launch
Boat launch, docks, rocky beach, restrooms, campground, running water, bike and hiking trails. Directions: From HWY 5, enter the park at the headquarters and drive on Plumber Point Road to the boat launch; follow signs to boat launch. Maps: Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 47.374283, -116.761151
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot and launch area; PATHS/TRAILS... Paved trail of the Coeur d'Alene bike and pedestrian trail passes right by the boat launch area. Paved access to launch dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock with three slips. Paved single lane cement launch at about 6% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Absolutely no access to water other than via launch; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Accessible tent and RV campsites with hookups; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud and rocks along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 7% grades; H2O/Water: Water clear until lake summer. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.



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2. Plummer Point
Dock, beach, restrooms, picnic tables, bike and hiking trails (no running water). Directions: From HWY 5, enter the park at the headquarters and drive on Plumber Point Road; follow the sign to Plummer Point Park. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, ID. or GPS coordinates 47.361310, -116.774569
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Dirty trails to dock, etc.; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One docks, not accessible to wheelchairs. No launch. Portage kayak/canoe down dirt trail to beach; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Sandy/Mud beach area; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Camping in state park campgrounds; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud; Terrain: Varies; H2O/Water: Water normally clear. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.



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3. Hawley's Landing
Docks, boat pump-out station, restrooms, picnic tables, running water (no boat launch). Directions: (Coming from HWY 5, either passing the entrance road to the park headquarters or before you get to headquarters) Watch for the sign to Hawley's Landing. Turn on this road to get to land. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, ID. or GPS coordinates 47.356084, -116.770379
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One fully accessible restroom. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock, not accessible to wheelchairs. No developed launch. Launch from bank; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Camping in state park campgrounds; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud; Terrain: Varies; H2O/Water: Water normally clear. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.


4. Chatcolet Lake Access
Bank access, dock (no boat launch). Directions: Located between Hawleys Landing and Rocky Point in Heyburn State Park. (Coming from HWY 5 either passing the entrance road to the park headquarters or before you get to headquarters) Watch for a turnout with fishing info sign and dock. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, ID. or GPS coordinates 47.354590, -116.763082
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, dirt/mud parking along HWY/road; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Short descending dirt trail to dock access; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One docks, not accessible to wheelchairs. No launch. Launch from dock; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Camping in state park campgrounds; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud; Terrain: Varies; H2O/Water: Water normally clear. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.


5. Rocky Point Park, West Boat  Launch
Boat launch, docks, marina, beach, restrooms, fuel dock, play ground, running water. Directions: (Coming from HWY 5, either passing the entrance road to the park headquarters or before you get to headquarters) Watch for the sign to Rocky Point and Rocky Point Loop Road. Turn on this road to get to the boat launches and marina. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, ID. or GPS coordinates 47.354133, -116.751996
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Paved access to launch dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Two launch docks. Marina for seasonal moorage. Double lane cement launch at about 5% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Sandy, muddy beaches; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Accessible tent and RV campsites with hookups; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud and rocks along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water clear until lake summer. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.


6. Rocky Point Park, East Boat Launch
Boat launch, docks, marina, beach, restrooms, fuel dock, play ground, running water. Directions: (Coming from HWY 5, either passing the entrance road to the park headquarters or before you get to headquarters) Watch for the sign to Rocky Point and Rocky Point Loop Road. Turn on this road to get to the boat launches and marina. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Chatcolet Lake, Benewah County, ID. or GPS coordinates 47.355173, -116.749548
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot and launch area; PATHS/TRAILS... Dirt, rought access to launch dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One old wood dock, not accessible to wheelchairs. Wide dirt/gravel launch at about 4% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Accessible tent and RV campsites with hookups; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud and rocks along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water clear until lake summer. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of St. Maries.

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