Warden Lake (200.4 acres, Elevation 1,074 ft)
Warden Lake is the largest of the Sheep Lands and Columbia National Wildlife Refuge area lakes and is a very popular fishing and waterfowl hunting lake. Also a nice lake to paddle or sail. Fishing: Rainbow Trout; German Brown. Heavily Stocked. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. Approximately less than 2 miles up the road on your left (south) you will see a public fishing sign and sign post saying Warden Lake Road. Follow this road a short distance to the boat launch. To access the southern launch on Warden Lake. From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. Approximately 2 miles up the road on your left (south) you will see the entrance to Sheep Lake Rd. Follow this road all the way to the sign indicating South Warden Lake. Turn at this sign going east. When coming down the hill to the lake you will actually see two lakes, the large lake to the north is Warden Lake and the smaller lake is South Warden Lake. At what appears to be the end of the road is a primitive launch into Warden Lake, turn right and follow the dirt road and this will lead you to South Warden Lake to a very primitive and muddy access point. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in Warden Lake, Grant County, WA. or type in GPS coordinates 46.980945, -119.158550
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand combo parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One fully accessible restrooms. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks or platform. One wide gravel, sand. mud combo launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Access water via wide launch area when no powerboats are present, assistance likely needed. Mud is deep in the water; 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 of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 4% 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 towns of Moses Lake and and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.