Saturday, October 29, 2016

Deer Creek Reservoir, Clearwater County, Idaho

This is the newest reservoir within the Inland NW, which is located within the beautiful Clearwater National Forest. This reservoir is approximately a mile long and 10-20 feet deep. This is a no wake lake (trolling speed) and signage indicates No Personal Watercraft. Vehicle access is restricted from May 20 - Sept. 30, but fishing is allowed year-round. No camping and open fires, but camp stoves are allowed. Directions: From US HWY 12 turn northeast/cross the river to the city of Greer Idaho on HWY 11; continue on HWY 11 to Pierce Idaho. From Pierce travel to Headquarters Idaho. Once in the town of Headquarters, turn left where the road tees onto Forest Service road 247 (follow arrow on sign at T to N. FK. Clearwater R.). As you travel up FS 247, watch to your left for the sign to Deer Creek Reservoir 1.5 miles, then another sign indicating Deer Creek Reservoir Sportsman Access. Maps: View interactive google map below or visit type in GPS coordinates 46.624683, -115.778274
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... No developed paths/trails. Wide gravel area to launch and launch dock; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Two docks, One dock not considered wheelchair accessible, and accessible launch dock is accessible. Single lane gravel/dirt/mud launch at about 4% grade. Non accessible launch from bank/beach; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No developed access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Sand/mud/marine vegetation; Terrain: Level to 4% grades over sand/gravel/dirt surfaces; H2O/Water: Water clear/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 Pierce, ID.

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