Saturday, October 29, 2016

Loon Lake, Stevens County, Washington

LOON LAKE (1,086.4 acres, Elevation 2,385)
Loon lake is a popular fishing and water skiing lake. Most of the shoreline is lined with homes and includes two resorts and a public launch. There is also one small Island as well. Also great lake to sail or kayak on. Fishing: Opens late april and through October 31st. Fish species are Kokanee, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullheads, Tiger Trout, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed. Directions: This lake is 25 miles south of  Chewelah and 35 miles north of Spokane on the west side of U.S. Highway 395. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Loon Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.046314, -117.621442


1. Public Launch
Directions: This lake is 25 miles south of Chewelah and 35 miles north of Spokane on the west side of U.S. Highway 395. From Spokane, go north on US 395, go 30 miles to State Highway 292,. Then west on State Highway 292, go 2 miles to Larson Beach Road/Shore Acres Rd, then south on Larson Beach Road 1 mile to Public Access sign.
Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Loon Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.052238, -117.644164
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One fully accessible restroom. No shade; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible launch dock. One single lane cement launch pad 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... 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% grade; 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 or Spokane WA.

2. Shore Acres Resort and Launch
This is nice little resort with sandy beach, docks, launch, campsites, and cabins, with store. Well maintained and friendly environment. Click here for more info... Resort Info.
Directions: This lake is 25 miles south of Chewelah and 35 miles north of Spokane on the west side of U.S. Highway 395. From Spokane, go north on US 395, go 30 miles to State Highway 292,. Then west on State Highway 292, go several miles to Larson Beach Road/Shore Acres Rd. Follow signs to resort. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Loon Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.045265, -117.639425
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Restrooms not considered wheelchair accessible. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several docks, one of which can be accessed by wheelchairs. One single lane cement launch pad at about 7% 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... RV campsites with hookups, not wheelchair accessible. No tent camping; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: No planning for wheelchair access; Terrain: Level to about 8% grades. Resort is mostly on an incline; 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: Limited food and drink at resort store. Food, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah or Spokane WA.



3. Granite Point Resort and Launch
This nice resort has a launch docks, RV campsites with hookups (no tent sites), with beach and swim area. For more information click hereDirections: This resort is the easiest for this lake to access right off of US Highway 395. via Granite Point Park Road. Maps: Visit google.com/maps type in Loon Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.038368, -117.608776
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Restrooms not considered wheelchair accessible. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several docks, none of which are accessed to wheelchairs. One single lane short cement grated launch pad (rough) 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... RV campsites with hookups, not wheelchair accessible. No tent camping; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: No planning for wheelchair access; Terrain: Level at spots 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: Limited food and drink at resort store. Food, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah or Spokane WA.
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