Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hallin Lake, Adams County, Washington

Pic of Hog Lake Launch
Hallin Lake (33 acres)
Hallin Lake near Cow Lake is a desert lake heavily covered in lily pads and lots of cattails along the east shore. Steep short cliffs and low lying hills slop into the rocky shore line of the lake. The little open water this lake has is at and out from the primitive launch, with a channel along the south side of the lake. The lake bottom is muddy and rocky in places. Cow creek enters the lake about middle of the north side of the lake and exits at the west end where the launch area is. Can launch a kayak into the lake (not sure why anyone would want to) is rocky and muddy depending on the time of year you access the lake. Bank fishing is possible at and near the channel between Hog and this lake but is limited due to all the cattails and steep banks. Lake Dimensions & Coordinates: 33 acres; Maximum depth estimated at 8 ft; elevation 1760 ft; Coordinates T19N R37E Sec 15, Longitude 118d 8m 29s -to- 118d 9m 17s west. Latitude 47d 8m 5s -to- 47d 8m 17s N. Directions: Off of HWY 95 via exit 245 turn right/south onto HWY 23 and go south less than a mile to mile post 43 in the city of Sprague WA. Turn right/west onto West 4th Street, travel one block and turn right onto B Street, turn left onto 1st Street, and go half a mile to the Y intersection. Take the road to the left onto Max Harder Road which becomes Danekas Road when you enter Adams County (3.8 miles from Sprague). Turn left/south onto Wellsandt Road and travel 5.6 miles to a gravel road on your left. There is a sign indicating public access this and Cow lakes at the start of this gravel road. Follow this gravel road for about a mile and half to where it ends and gives access to Hallin Lake. Fishing Info: Large and smallmouth Bass and Perch. Hallin Lake is not an extremely popular fishing lake but primarily because it's not a well known lake.
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel and dirt parking area at launching area; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Any trails are sandy and rocky; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock, Launch from bank; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... Primitive camping along lake, with only a few trees; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Nothing unusual. Lots of cow dung; Terrain: Level to about 3% grade descending into the water. Lots of sand, rocks, mud, and cow dung; Environmental Conditions: Windy and Hot during the summer; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas Ritzville off of I90.

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