Saturday, October 29, 2016

Antelope Lake, Bonner County, Idaho

Antelope Lake (16 acres)
This lake in Bonner County Idaho is technically a private lake with public access on Vista Utility land, just east of Clark Fork, Idaho above the city of Clark Fork, Idaho on a hill in a beautiful forested setting. The view overlooking the Clark Fork River and Lake Pend Oreille is spectacular. This is a "no motors allowed" lake, with no restroom or overnight camping allowed. There are, however, 2 fire pits, and some primitive hiking trails. Fishing: Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed. Directions: Lake Dimensions & Coordinates: 16 acres; Maximum depth estimated at 20 ft; elevation 2754 ft; Coordinates T55N R2E Sec 12D. Longitude 116d 9m 6s -to- 116d 9m 27s west. Latitude 48d 8m 3s -to- 48d 8m 9s N. Directions: The road you need to access this lake is just 2 miles east of Clark Fork Idaho on HWY 200 (measured from Sportsman access sign in downtown Clark Fork), on the north side of the road, road number 57209. There is a white Vista Utilities sign at the beginning of the road. When going east on HWY 200 you know you have passed the road if you see a blue sign that says boaters/anglers tune radio to am 1610 AM. Going west you have gone too far if the road nears the river and you can see a bridge. The road to the lake winds up hill about a mile. The road can only be traveled by 4x4 vehicles due to certain points in the road which are extremely rough with loose sand, rocks and small boulders. Maps: View map below... For more info about this lake call Vista Utilities at 406-827-1285. Maps: Visit type in Antelope Lake, Bonner County, ID. or GPS coordinates 48.134402, -116.158047
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Dirt parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock/platform. Single lane dirt/gravel launch at about 4% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. Absolutely no access to water other than via launch; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... None; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud, rocks, marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water clear until late summer. 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 Clark Fork, ID.

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