Saturday, October 29, 2016

Chase Lake, Bonner County, Idaho

Chase Lake (193 acres)
This is located just east of Coolin Idaho not far from the southeast corner of Priest Lake. This lake is typically overlooked due to Priest Lake being so close, yet this small lake is known by the locals as a good fishing lake and also a nice lake to view wildlife from. The boat launch is Gravel with a dock next to it, there is also an accessible restroom, with small area for parking. This is a "no wake" lake and is full of marine vegetation other than a small area in the middle of the lake so motors don't work so well on it. The predominate floating vegetation is dollar pads with some lily pads as well. The boat launch area is only a few feet deep. There are some small groups islands in the lake the largest of which is about a half acre in size near on the east side of the lake. Fishing: Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Largemouth Bass. See sign when fishing at this lake. For more fishing info call 208-769-1414. Lake Dimensions & Coordinates: 193 acres; Maximum depth estimated at 20 ft; elevation 2495 ft; Coordinates T59N R4E Sec 14 (southwest) 1/4), 15JR, 23 (northwest 1/4). Longitude 116d 49m 1s -to- 116d 49m 46s west. Latitude 48d 27m 5s -to- 48d 27m 50s N. Directions: The road to this lake starts right at the Y were Coolin Rd and E. Shore Rd. meet Take E River Rd (also known as East Side Rd on some maps) and then follow road to the Sportsman Access signs to this lake. Maps: Visit type in Chase Lake, Bonner County, ID. or GPS coordinates 48.457541, -116.828303
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, dirt parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... Single paved path from parking area to dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One dock. 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, marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water murky. 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 Coolin, ID.

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