Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Badger Lake, Spokane County, Washington

Badger Lake (244 acres)
This is a desert lake with cliffs predominantly around its shores. This is a fine lake fabulous water sports lake to ski and fish on. Sailing on this lake on your swing keel sailboat or dinghy is appropriate, with consistent winds throughout the year. Depths on this lake average 5-20', with its deepest area of the lake about 60'. Badger Lake is twelve miles south of Cheney on the Cheney-Plaza Road. Badger has NO resorts but does have a very nice public access with a double lane boat launch, fishing platform that is wheelchair accessible, and restrooms. Directions: From Cheney, go south on Cheney Plaza Road to Williams Lake Road, then west on Williams Lake Road to Badger Lake Road, then north on Badger Lake road 1.5 miles to Public Fishing sign. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in Amber Lake, WA.

ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Large paved and gravel parking lot, with designed accessible and trailer parking spaces; PATHS/TRAILS... No official paths but accessible paved parking is night next to fishing platform. At powerboat launch there is a pavement to the launch. Gravel slope to gravel like beach of about 3% grade. Route path to powerboat launch dock is about 4% grade or less; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… Fully accessible restrooms access through gravel surface parking area; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible fishing platform. No dock. Double lane powerboat launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. With assistance one utilizing a wheelchair could get to the water via the gravel beach area. Beware of mud as entering the water; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... None; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Nothing unusual; 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 at Klinks Williams Lake Resort.
Public Launch
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  1. Carl, July 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM: The single public boat launch requires a state permit for parking or boat launching. There is no other public access on the entire lake. Badger Lake shoreline is entirely privately owned with no public facilities. No camping. No parking, no fishing, no gas, no food.

    1. April 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM: Just noticed this comment by Carl. You can camp at the nearby Williams Lake as there are two campgrounds on this lake and then its a short driver to Badger Lake. Also as the other guy says the launch is a double not a single launch. There is a fishing dock at this launch with plenty of parking. Carl sure your talking about the same lake... Maybe there is another Badger Lake not in spokane county?

  2. February 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM: As you can see in the pic dude its a double not a single boat launch. And wrong again you say... there is no parking (there is) and no fishing... fishing is allowed. Just wonder if you are a land owner on the lake and you do not want people coming to the lake.

  3. April 16, 2014 at 6:22 PM: PS the picture clearly shows a double launch with a divider down the middle of the launch pad.

  4. Darin Gangi, June 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM: I went here last year and it was a great place to kayak. Few larger boats, but we stayed near the shore and it was a fun paddle. There was parking and I have a discover pass and don't recall there being a problem

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