Saturday, October 29, 2016

Gamble Lake, Bonner County, Idaho

 GAMBLE LAKE (130 acres)
This lake is also known by locals at Gamblin Lake. This lake is just southeast of the Bird Aviation Museum off of Glengary Rd. The lake is a mile long and half mile wide. Known by the locals as an ideal fishing lake and place to view waterfowl. The lake is full of marine vegetation, which is perfect for fish to hide in and sustains marine life. There is a trailhead parking area with restroom on the southeast side of the lake. There are 3 hiking trails of 0.8, 1.2, & 1.8 miles long. The county sign on this lake states "No Jet Skis OR Gas Powered Engines Greater than 10 HP." The lake does not have a formal boat launch but there is a several dirt, gravel, mud area that descends into the lake right next to the road. Fishing: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Yellow Perch. See sign when fishing at this lake. For more fishing info call 208-769-1414. Lake Dimensions & Coordinates: 130 acres; Maximum depth unknown; elevation 2079 ft; Coordinates T56N R1E Sec 6P, 7BCFGK. Longitude 116d 22m 46s -to- 116d 23m 34s west. Latitude 48d 12m 55s -to- 48d 13m 46s N. Directions: On HWY 95 in Sagle Idaho turn east onto Sagle Rd to Broten, Idaho. At Broten follow Glengary Rd. to the lake. You can also follow the signs to Bird Aviation Museum as the lake is near this museum. Maps: Visit type in Gamble Lake, Bonner County, ID. or GPS coordinates 48.226034, -116.384664
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, dirt/mud parking along Road; PATHS/TRAILS... No developed paths/trails; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restroom up the road (south) at the trailhead hiking trails on the south end of the lake (not accessible to wheelchairs). Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks/platforms. No developed launch. Launch from bank; 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: Mud and marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Varies from level to about 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally 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 Sagle, ID.

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