Saturday, October 29, 2016

Power Lake, Pend Oreille County, Washington

Surprisingly there is little info about this fairly large lake that is actually a reservoir created by the damming the north fork of the Calispell Creek. Average depth is between 10 and 20 feet, and 35 feet at its deepest. This lake is set in a heavily forested area, with primitive camping allowed along its west shoreline. There are several primitive access site again along its west shoreline. The primary launch site is at its northwest
Cross this bridge before getting to the lake
end at the mouth to the Calispell Creek. One launches into creek with only about 2 feet of water depth, which is about 10 feet wide. There are no facilities on this lake. This lake is best suited for kayaks, canoes, and other lightweight watercraft. On the southeast end is the dam. Water plunges from this dam now a steep canyon with some waterfalls. Pretty spectacular view down from the dam into the canyon. Fishing: There is little fishing info about this lake other than some locals say the primary fish in the reservoir is brook trout. Directions/Maps: Visit type in Power Lake, Pend Oreille County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.244800, -117.377875  SEE PRINTABLE MAP BELOW

ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, dirt/mud parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks/platforms. One gravel, dirt, mud combo launch into creek. 3% 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... Primitive camping; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud; Terrain: Varies; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Usk.
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