Tuesday, October 25, 2016

West Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington

West Medical Lake (235 acres)
This lake has a resort for small powerboats, etc. on the south end in Lakes Memorial Park. It’s a very run down facility but still a good location to access the lake from. Fishing is popular on this lake. This lake is just 1 mile west of Medical Lake but and is in my view the best sailing lake in the Medical Lakes area, due to its open to the wind, with few trees, etc. It's known locally to have very consistent winds. The water is shallow and warm (water level is pretty stable even during the hottest time of the summer) and tends to have a lot of algae. This lake is great for just flying back and forth on, and catching some big wind. Directions: From Spokane, go west 10 miles in I-90 to Four Lakes, then northwest to Medical Lake, then south 1 mile to Public Fishing sign. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in West Medical Lake, WA.


1. Medical Lake Launches
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Very large gravel and paved parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... Has a gravel path that goes down to a fishing area along the shore. One could access this path in a wheelchair with assistance. Wide gravel area that leads into the water next to the first launch as you enter the parking lot to the right/east. Watch out for mud; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… Restrooms, Not ADA accessible. Not well maintained; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks, 2 double cement lane launches with dividers. Each launch is about 3% grade. There is a wide gravel area that leads into the water next to the first launch as you enter the parking lot to the right/east, good spot to launch non-motorized crafts if all the launches are full. Watch out for mud: DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Wide gravel area that leads into the water next to the first launch as you enter the parking lot to the right/east. Watch out for mud; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None: CAMPING... None;  O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Where there are less rocks along the shoreline there is deep mud; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade at launch; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot temperatures in the summer; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas up the road in town of Medical Lake.


West Medical Lake Resort
This resort has old docks but they are well maintained. The whole facility is not ADA accessible. Its a popular resort where people fish and rent fishing boats from. To get more info call 509-299-3921 or see them on Facebook by typing in the name of the in the search option.
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel dirt combo parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… None. There is restrooms next to the resort in the Public Boat Launch facility, these restrooms are not ADA accessible; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None. Public launch facility next to resort; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Resort is not ADA compliant; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot temperatures in the summer; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Medical Lake.

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