Friday, October 28, 2016

Katy Lake, Grant County, Washington

Katy Lake
Katy Lake is a hike in lake located within the Sheeps Lake area (Grant County), southeast of the Potholes Reservoir. One parks on the ridge above the lake and then hikes or mountain bikes to the lake via very steep trails of 7-10%
grades. There are open spaces around the lake. It's a nice lake to kayak on but not really good of fish on. Fishing: Rainbow Trout. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. Approximately 2 miles up the road on your left (south) you will see the entrance to Sheep Lake Rd. Follow this road all the way to the sign indicating Katy and Susan Lakes. Follow this road west and stay to the left to arrive at the parking lot with the trail to Katy Lake. Maps: To view a map click on and type in Katy Lake, Grant County, WA. or type in the GPS coordinates of 46.94968727, -119.2035276
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... Narrow dirt single track trails of 7-10% grade down to lake. Not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Primitive camping around parking area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Lots of sand and deep mud during wet times of the year along shoreline; Terrain: Level to about 7-10% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Moses Lake, Othello (Wal-Mart) and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.

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