Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jump Off Joe Lake, Stevens County, Washington

JUMP OFF JOE LAKE (114.9 acres, Elevation 2,034 feet)
Jump Off Joe Lake is a very popular fishing lake with species of Rainbow Trout, Brown and Brook Trout, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed. There is also a goldfish population in in the lake. Sailors take to this lake often, as well as kayakers. Due to the size of this lake and the amount of people fishing on this lake jet skis and ski boats are not welcome... is a no wake lake. There is a public launch as well as a private resort that offers a boat launch, moorage and fishing boat rentals, tent and RV camping with hookups, etc. Directions: This lake is 8 miles south of Chewelah just off Highway US 395. Follow public access/fishing and/or resort fishing signs. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Jump Off Joe Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates... Public Launch: 48.139466, -117.685905  Resort Launch: 48.135951, -117.686173
See printable lake map below...


1. Public Launch
Directions: This lake is 8 miles south of Chewelah just off Highway US 395. Follow public access/fishing sign. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Jump Off Joe Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.139466, -117.685905
See printable lake map below...
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One restroom not wheelchair accessible. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks. One single lane 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... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult other than at launch/designated launch area. Lots deep mud along shoreline; 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.



2. Resort Launch
Directions: This lake is 8 miles south of Chewelah just off Highway US 395. Follow public access/fishing and/or resort fishing signs. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Jump Off Joe Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.135951, -117.686173
See printable lake map below...
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Small gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One restroom not wheelchair accessible, but one could access it with assistence. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Docks, not wheelchair accessible. One short single lane grated cement launch at about 5% 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 designated wheelchair accessible; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult other than at launch/designated launch area. Lots deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 7% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally clear/murky. 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, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah, WA.
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