Saturday, October 29, 2016

Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington

Moses Lake (6,500 acres)
Moses Lake, which is the largest body of water in Grant County has 120 miles of shoreline, and includes two Islands, Crest Island with the John E Calbom Island Park with its trees and lots of vegetation in the northeast arm of the lake and Gaileys Island that is a treeless desert Island on the south end of the lake. Originally this lake was a shallow salty lake known as "Salt Lake." The lake is still shallow in many respects of only 5 to 10 feet deep average, and 20 feet at its deepest. When the Grand Coulee Dam was constructed as part of the Columbia Basin Project to create energy and to convert the basin into a farming oasis, thus Moses Lake was
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created. This lake includes three main arms with the main body of the lake measuring 18 miles long and one mile wide. The town of Moses Lake was created shortly after the creation of Moses Lake, which is now the largest city in Grant County. To the south of the lake is the Potholes Reservoir that is connected to the lake via two spillways that turn into challenges that bring water to Potholes Reservoir. Also to the south is the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and Sheep Lake area that were also created by the project, that now include many small and large lakes, and canals. Migratory birds make this area its home, along with many species of natural fauna. On the shores of the lake there are many boat launches and access points. With some effort one can paddle from the northernmost point of the lake, to its southern point, portage into the canals leading to Potholes Res., then go through the reservoir, portage around the O'Sullivan Dam into the Potholes Canal, pass through the chain lakes and end up in Othello, WA. a 50 mile paddle trip. Directions: Moses Lake (the lake not the city) is right off of I90 via exits 174, 176, and 179. Maps: See printable lake map below. To view a google map visit google.com/maps and type in Moses Lake, Grant County, WA.




Rocky Ford Creek Access Sites
We placed this creek access information here as a little note of interest. This creek is at the northernmost tip of Moses Lake. There is a small dam with associated spillway that backs up the water of this creek a little to creates its little own reservoir with marsh that did not exist of course before this dam was built.



1. HWY 17 Access Site
Directions: Off of HWY 17 north of the city of Moses Lake, and North of course of Moses Lake itself the only creek the highway crosses is this Creek. After immediately crossing the bridge to your left/west will be a gravel road to a gravel parking lot. Hike the dirt road north out of the parking lot to find the access point only suited for lightweight watercraft you can portage by and. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.262458, -119.458212
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... One dirt/mud road that travels down along the creek, then to enter the water its via narrow paths through the creek side vegetation. Walk-in only. This road and path is not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One narrow gravel/dirt/mud launch area through marine vegetation; 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. Lots of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% 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 city of Moses Lake.



2. Drumheller Dan Access Site
Upstream (north) of the Dam on the east side there is a fairly good location to launch a kayak or canoe into the Rocky Ford marsh reservoir, via a dirt and sometimes muddy old road. The access site is next to a little building. Directions: Via Neppel Rd NE off of HWY 17, just a couple miles south of where the HWY crosses the creek, turn west onto this road, then turn almost immediately onto Rd 102 NE, and follow this road straight ahead and then the road will take a sharp left and then proceed down the to the dam. Be aware the roads access gate may be close. There is no info when this gate is open or close. As you drive to the dam, drive pass the short road to the dam, and proceed straight ahead. You will see a small building on the left to access reservoir. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.241290, -119.449826
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Sand, dirt combo parking at the end and along the road; PATHS/TRAILS... Dirt/mud access to the reservoir at the small building on the shoreline and at other areas where the marine vegetation is less. Walk-in only; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several narrow sand/dirt/mud landing areas through marine vegetation; 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... None; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult. Lots of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% 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 city of Moses Lake.


MOSES LAKE LAUNCHES AND ACCESS SITES
There are technically 11 access sites on this lake 6 of which are paved boat launches. This is your guide below in accessing Moses Lake. On a side note there are many other sites where you could access the lake with a kayak/canoe that are two many to be listed here. He have put the most popular kayak/canoe access sites in the list below.


1. North Moses Lake Launch
This the northernmost boat launch and access site on Moses Lake. When launching from this site if one goes north you will enter the Rocky Ford Creek channel and marsh area. Great place to fish and do some bird watching. Directions: Turn southwest off of HWY 17 onto Road 10 NE, Turn Right/north onto Old Moses Lake HWY/Neppel Rd NW, pass Stonecrest Rd NW on your left/west, drive a short distance further and turn left on the first gravel road that will take you to the launch. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.229580, -119.428916
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks. One single lane cement launch pad; 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 of sand and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade; 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 city of Moses Lake.



2. Connelly Park and Launch
This day use park includes a large paved parking area, boat launch in bay, large sandy beach called Airman's Beach, playground, large well kept lawn, beautiful trees, restrooms, etc. Not a place I would kayak or canoe from as there is not much to see, however it's a great place to sail with open water with few trees, or for water skiing, etc. Directs: From HWY 17 turn west onto McConihe Rd NE, then Left/south onto Bouldercrest Rd NW to park/launch. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.186150, -119.349681
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lots; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms, to bay area where there is a boardwalk around the bay. Large well kept lawn to sandy beach area; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Covered picnic areas and shaded area. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock at launch. Double lane paved launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water via the sandy beach. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; 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 city of Moses Lake.



3. Cascade Park and Launch
This park includes a boat launch, docks, restrooms, bay, areas to swim, large well kept lawn, cover picnic areas, paved paths, paved and covered pavilion area, sports fields, playground, tent and RV campsites with full hookups. Directions:From HWY 17 turn south onto Stratford Rd NE, turn right/west onto W Valley Rd. Follow this road to the park/launch. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.138932, -119.314854
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lots; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms, to picnic areas, to boat launch area. Large well kept lawn in camping area; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Covered picnic areas and shaded area, and cement pads. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Four docks, two at launch, two in camping area (not access paths to the two docks in the camping area). Double lane paved 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... Yes on southeast side of park. Tent and RV campsites with hookups; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of rock and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in city of Moses Lake.



4. N Stratford Rd/Activity Trail Access Site
This lake access site is regularly used by non-motorized watercraft such as kayak, canoes, paddleboards, etc. There is even a kayak rack system at this site. This site is connected with the waterfront Activity Trail system. From this site paddling west one can access Crest Island/John Calbom Island Park a 4 miles paddle one way. Directions: From HWY 17 turn South onto Stratford Rd NE, Turn right/west onto E Broadway Ave. Turn right/north S Ash Street, then turn almost immediate to the right/east again into the parking lot behind the businesses. Drive as far east in the parking lot of as you can to get as close as possible to the access site. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.132540, -119.278731
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lot along Activity Trail route along shoreline with accessible parking spaces; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms, and to access site; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Some fully accessible restrooms at various businesses near access site. Picnic areas and shaded areas. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible dock at access site; 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. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of rock and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in nearby at this site.



5. McCosh Park Landing
This is the most elaborate park in the Moses Lake area that includes a water park with Olympic pool, etc., tennis and basketball courts, cover picnic areas with paved paths throughout the park, restrooms, concert  pavilion, and water access for non-motorized craft by hand, with dock. Directions: From HWY 17 turn South onto Stratford Rd NE, Turn right/west onto E Broadway Ave., Turn left/south onto Dogwood Street. Follow this street to the park. Parking in the parking lot in front of the Tennis Court sits furthest back from Dogwood Street. Take the paved path to the left tennis court down to the Concert Amphitheatre. The small dock and access site is to the left of the Amphitheatre next to a small building at the waters edge.
Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.125567, -119.279320
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lots; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms, to park features. No path to the access site, but there is a large well kept lawn to to this site; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Covered picnic areas and shaded areas. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock at access site, launch off of dock. Dock not considered ADA compliant; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devicesl; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult other than at dock access site. Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; 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 nearby this park.



6. Montlake Rd Park/Linden Boat Launch
This is a nice park with a large paved parking lot, boat launch, with dock, rocky beach area, large well kept lawn, cover picnic area, and restrooms. Directions: From HWY 17, turn left/west onto Yonezawa Blvd. Go through 2 roundabouts, at the 3rd roundabout go right/north onto S Division Street. Turn left/west onto Linden Ave and follow this road to the park/launch. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.108717, -119.283926
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms and long mooring dock. Large well kept lawn to sandy/mud beach area and launch dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Picnic areas and shaded areas. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Two docks, one at launch and another near launch for mooring. Double lane paved launch at 5% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water via the sandy/mud beach. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Patches of marine vegetation along the shoreline. Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; 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 city of Moses Lake.



7. Peninsula Park and Launch
This park gives one access to the southern end of the lake and near Gaileys Island. This site includes a double paved lane boat launch with center dock, large paved parking lot, restrooms, and small well kept lawn area. Directions: Take exit 176 off of I90 and go south on W Lakeshore Dr., Turn left/east onto S Wanapum Dr., Turn right/south onto W Peninsula Dr. and follow this road to the park/launch. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.090769, -119.311307
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lots on include of about 5% grade; PATHS/TRAILS... No official paths. Small well kept lawn that does not give access to the water; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom in strange location out of parking lot along the access road. Picnic area in shaded area. A few large trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock at launch. Double lane paved launch with center dock. The launch area is wide beyond the double lane launch making it easy to launch non-motorized craft when the boat launches are busy; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water on either side of the launch area when no powerboats present. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; 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 city of Moses Lake.



8. Blue Heron Park & Launch
This park is the most developed on the water park on Moses Lake with double paved lane boat launch with center dock, large paved parking lots, covered picnic areas, large well kept lawn areas, large swim area with beach, fishing dock with access path, restrooms, and drinking water. No camping at park but there is Sunset Resort near the park with tent and RV campsites with hookups. Directions: Coming from the west on I90, Turn right/south toward Mae Valley, and follow road around to the right. Turn right/north onto Hansen Rd., Turn right/east onto Westlake Rd., Turn left/north onto Westshore Dr., Turn right/east into park/launch facility. Coming from the west take Exit 175 off of I90. Turn right/north onto Westshore Dr., Turn right/east into park/launch facility. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.106410, -119.327830
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved parking lots; PATHS/TRAILS... Paths to restrooms, fishing dock, and park area. Large well kept lawn to sandy beach area; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. Covered picnic areas and shaded areas. Lots of trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Two docks at launch and one on the other side for fishing with paved access path. Double lane paved launch with center launch dock; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water via the sandy beach. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in city of Moses Lake.



9. Moses Lake Sand Dunes
The Sand Dunes area is and ideal area to launch ones watercraft from, such as kayaks, Hobie Cats, etc. Launching heavy boats should be done from one of the paved launches on the lake. As the name implies this site is all Sand, however there is a restroom on site. ATV's and other motorized vehicles run around on these dunes to be careful and watch out for high speed ATV's, etc. Directions: Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 174. At end of off ramp go straight onto Prichard Rd, Turn right/south onto Sand Dune Rd., follow this road all the way to the sand dunes. Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 175 off of I90 and go straight onto Westlake Rd. Turn left/south onto Hansen Rd, Turn left/east onto S Frontage Rd NW. Go straight on this road to Sand Dune Rd., Turn right/south onto Sand Dune road and follow this road to the sand dunes. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.062946, -119.321294
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large sandy parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... No paths. Entire area is sand, but road is gravel sand combo; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom. No covered picnic areas and shaded areas. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks or launch. Launching is done off the large sandy beach (beware of getting stuck, 4x4 needed. Hand launching is best; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water via the sandy beach. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Primitive camping allowed in the area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots sand and mud; Terrain: Level to about 10% grade on some of the big dunes; 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. Sand gets into everything; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in city of Moses Lake.


SOUTH END OF MOSES LAKE TWIN SPILLWAYS
Kayakers/Canoeist used this site to launch into the canals that lead into the Potholes Reservoir area, giving access to hundreds of sand islands and for great fishing and wildlife viewing. One can launch at the spillways into Moses lake also. Be cautious of the high currents particularly during spring runoff. Obey any spillway rules, and stay away the ingoing current so you are not accidently pulled into the spillways. ATTENTIONS... The north or south spillways work equally well for entering and exiting via the bank from or into Moses Lake, but the North Spillway is be best place to put-in/launch into Potholes Canals and into the reservoir via the canal.


A. North Spillway Access Site
At this spillway one can launch into Moses lake via the path to the lake, or on the west side of the road going down the wide gravel area next to the spillway into canal that leads to the Potholes Reservoir. This site is only suitable to launch lightweight non-motorized watercraft from. There is a restroom and large gravel parking lot at this site, as well as a paved path to a fishing platform. Before you get to the platform is a narrow trail that one uses to take a kayak to the lake. Directions: Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 174. At end of off ramp go straight onto Prichard Rd, Turn right/south onto Sand Dune Rd., follow this road all the way to the spillways. Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 175 off of I90 and go straight onto Westlake Rd. Turn left/south onto Hansen Rd, Turn left/east onto S Frontage Rd NW. Go straight on this road to Sand Dune Rd., Turn right/south onto Sand Dune road and follow this road to the spillways. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.083833, -119.333644
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Short paved path to a fishing platform. From this paved path is a narrow dirt trail to the lake that is used by those launching their kayak, etc. into the lake. This trail is not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom next to parking lot. No picnic areas but there is some shade from trees on the paved path to the fishing platform. A few trees along the parking lot; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock or formal launch, or proper access for wheeled mobility devices. Launch off of bank into lake, or via wide gravel area next to spillway into the canal; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, with assistance one could potentially get to the water in the canal via the wide gravel launch area next to the dam. Beware of mud at or below water level; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult other than at launch/designated launch area. Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 5% grade; 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, and high currents at spillways and in canal; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in city of Moses Lake.



B. South Spillway Access Site
At this spillway one can launch into Moses lake via a sand/dirt trail to the lake, or on the west side of the road go down a wide gravel path into the canal that leads to the Potholes Reservoir. This wide path is used by some lighter powerboats as a launch, however be advised the canal is only 2 to 4 feet deep during average water depth. In late summer or fall the canal can almost go dry. There is a restroom and large gravel parking lot at this site. Directions: Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 174. At end of off ramp go straight onto Prichard Rd, Turn right/south onto Sand Dune Rd., follow this road all the way to the spillways. Coming from the west on I90 take Exit 175 off of I90 and go straight onto Westlake Rd. Turn left/south onto Hansen Rd, Turn left/east onto S Frontage Rd NW. Go straight on this road to Sand Dune Rd., Turn right/south onto Sand Dune road and follow this road to the spillways. Maps: At google.com/maps type in these GPS coordinates 47.079919, -119.333770
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Narrow dirt trail to the lake that is used by those launching their kayak, etc. into the lake. This trail is not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom next to parking lot. No picnic areas or shade. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock or formal launch, or proper access for wheeled mobility devices. Launch off of bank into lake, or via wide gravel area next to spillway into the canal; 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. Day use area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots marine vegetation along the shoreline making access difficult other than at launch/designated launch area. Lots of rock, sand, and deep mud along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 7% grade; 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, and high currents at spillways and in canal; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in city of Moses Lake.

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