Friday, October 28, 2016

Blythe Lake, Grant County, Washington

Blythe & Chukar Lakes
Small gravel boat launch, no restroom or running water
Blythe Lake is popular fishing and waterfowl viewing area. During high water levels it is possible to boat from this lake into Chukar Lake to the east, which is not much of a lake as in the summer it nearly dries up. To get the Chukar lake by land park in the Blythe Lake launch parking area and hike east along the shore line. Directions: MarDon Resort is just a
Chukar Lake
little over a mile from this lakes sole launch. From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. After crossing the dam and starting into the right curve of the road there is a gravel road with a public fishing sign and white faded sign under it indicating Corral, Blythe, & Chukar lakes. Proceed down this road to access these lakes. Maps: To view a map click on and type in,  Fishing: Rainbow Trout. Potholes State Park, WA. pan to the east to view Blythe and Chukar Lakes not far from the O'Sullivan Dam just east of Corral Lake.

ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Primitive trail along shore line to east; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock. One rough gravel, sand, rock combo launch; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices. One can access the water when no powerboats are present at the launch. Likely assistance required; 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 3% at launch; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degrees plus. No noticeable currents; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot temperatures in the summer; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in Potholes Reservoir resort area, and in towns of Othello WA (Wal-Mart).

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