Saturday, October 29, 2016

Deer Lake, Stevens County, Washington

DEER LAKE (1,146.4 acres, Elevation 2,482)
This lake is a popular fishing lake but also great for kayaking, sailing, etc. The lake includes a public boat launch with dock and there is a private resort that offers a launch as well, and camping, etc. Fishing: Open March 1, includes Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Rainbow Trout, and Lake Trout. Make sure to contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for current rules. Directions: 14 miles southeast of Chewelah, and east of Highway US-395. Watch for public fishing/Access sign and/or resort sign... See more detailed directions below. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Deer Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates... Public launch: Deer Lake Resort: 48.121302, -117.597249


Public Boat Launch
Directions/Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in GPS coordinates 48.108372, -117.605488
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible launch dock... dirt/gravel surface leads up to dock gangway. One single lane cement grated launch pad 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... No. Limited camping around parking area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along muddy the shoreline making access difficult other than at launch/designated launch area. Terrain: Level to about 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally clear/murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah, WA.


Deer Lake Resort Launch and Camping
Directions/Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in GPS coordinates 48.121302, -117.597249
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Four docks none of which are wheelchair accessible due to gangways. One single lane short cement launch pad 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... Tent and RV campsites with hookups. Sites not designed for accessibility of wheeled mobilities devices but some site are level and easy to roll around; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Sandy beach, mud at water's edge during low water times of the year. Lots deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally clear/murky, but can be clear in early spring/summer. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food and drinks at Resort. Food, drink, and gas in in town of Chewelah, WA.

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