Friday, October 28, 2016

Corral Lake, Grant County, Washington

Corral Lake (70.9 acres, Elevation 957 ft)
Corral Lake is the closest of all the area lakes to the O'Sullivan Dam. it has one hard gravel boat launch and there are areas one can fish off the bank. There is an accessible restroom and no running water. Mardon Resort is less than a mile from the launch. In addition there is a large gravel parking area with trail to the water's edge near the southeast end of the lake. As you drive on the road that is atop the Dam getting near the Southwest end of the dam you look on the opposite side of the reservoir (southeast) into the desert and you will clearly see a good size lake, this is Corral Lake (see pic at the top of this page). Corral lake is a popular fishing lake and bird watching area. Average depth is about 7'-10'. Fishing: Rainbow Trout. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. Immediately after crossing the dam and across the road from the MarDon Resort boat launch there is an access road to Corral Lake and its northwest boat launch. Proceed to the end of this road to the launch. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in Corral Lake, Spokane County, WA.


1. Corral Lake Launch
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel, sand, dirt combo parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One wide gravel launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Access water via wide launch when no powerboats are present, assistance likely needed; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 7% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Othello (Wal-Mart) and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.



2. Corral Lake Access
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel, sand, dirt combo parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Primitive steep trail to lake of about 7% grade, not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None; 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... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 7% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Othello (Wal-Mart) and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.

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