Saturday, October 29, 2016

Waitts Lake, Stevens County, Washington

Waitts Lake (469.7 acres, Elevation 1,950 feet)
This oval shaped lake is a popular fishing, but also a great sailing lake. This lake has a recently updated public launch, and also has 3 resorts on this lake each with its own launch. Fishing: Fishing season starts in late April through February 28. Species include Brown Trout, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed. Directions: This lake is 10 miles south of the town of Chewelah off of Highway US-395 via Waitts Lake Road. Maps: Visit goole.com/maps by typing in Waits Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.185858, -117.789518
See printable lake map below...


1. Public Launch
Directions: This lake is 10 miles south of the town of Chewelah off of Highway US-395 via Waitts Lake Road, and the S Waitts Lake Road. Maps: Visit goole.com/maps by typing in Waits Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.177452, -117.781805
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Paved paths to restroom, to launch, and shoreline; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One fully accessible restroom. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks/platforms. One single lane cement launch pad at about 5% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices, however there is a short paved sidewalk next to the shoreline. Beach is sand but as water level goes down accessing the water requires passing over mud; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Nothing unusual; Terrain: Level to about 4% grade; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food and drink at resorts along this lake. Food, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah or Spokane WA.



2. Winona Beach Resort and Launch
Call for resort info at (509) 937-2231
Directions: This lake is 10 miles south of the town of Chewelah off of Highway US-395 via Waitts Lake Road, and then S Waitts Lake Resort. Maps: Visit goole.com/maps by typing in Waits Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.180653, -117.779840
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Two fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several docks, one of which can be accessed by wheelchairs. One single 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... Tent and RV campsites with hookups, not wheelchair accessible; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: No planning for wheelchair access; 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: Varies; Resources: Limited food and drink at resort store. Food, drinks, and gas in town of Chewelah or Spokane WA.



3. Silver Beach Resort and Launch
Click here for resort info!
Directions: This lake is 10 miles south of the town of Chewelah off of Highway US-395 via Waitts Lake Road. Maps: Visit goole.com/maps by typing in Waits Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.190601, -117.787770
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Two fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several docks, one of which can be accessed by wheelchairs. One single lane gravel 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... 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 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally 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.



4. Waitts Lake Resort and Launch
Call for resort info at (509) 937-2400
Directions: This lake is 10 miles south of the town of Chewelah off of Highway US-395 via Waitts Lake Road. Maps: Visit goole.com/maps by typing in Waits Lake, Stevens County, WA. or GPS coordinates 48.191768, -117.795030
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Two fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Several docks, one of which can be accessed by wheelchairs. 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... 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 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally 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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