Monday, April 18, 2022

Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Washington


Public Boat Launch

Liberty Lake Public Park

Liberty Lake (711 acres) for years has been a popular water-skiing lake due to it being a warm and flat-water lake. Sailing is also very popular on this lake due to the thermal winds that come off the hills from the south and winds from the Spokane valley from the desert. In the 1980’s Liberty Lake was the official site of a Hobie catamaran sailing fleet. Many sailors in the area still remember the great regattas that took place on this lake. The Lakes only boat launch (North Boat Launch) has 20 parking spaces in its upper and lower parking lots, plus it has a dock, ADA restrooms, and large fishing platform. DO NOT STEP your mast in the upper parking lot due a power line crossing this upper parking lot.  Location: I-90, take the Liberty Lake exit (296), east on E. Appleway to N. Molter Rd. From N. Molter Rd. you can either go to the North boat launch or to Liberty Lake Park/Campground). North boat launch - on N. Molter Rd. go straight ahead and take a left on 3rd Ave. & at the end of this street is the North Liberty Lake boat launch. Liberty Lake Park/Campground - on Molter heading south turn left onto E. Valleyway, east to Zephyr (S. 3707 Zephyr Rd.). List of Amenities @ Liberty Lake Park: 2983 acres, 200 parking spaces, play equipment, hiking trails, shelters, BBQ area and swimming. Restrooms are available. Additional Information - Camping is available from mid April to October 15th. Prime Season (mid June - Labor Day) fee per night’s stay. R.V.- $24 includes lake entrance/general park admission for first 4 people; additional persons $2 each, children 5 and under free.Tents - $18 includes lake entrance/general park admission for first 4 people; additional persons $2 each, children 5 and under free. Off Season (April 15 - mid June and Labor day - October 15) fee per night’s stay. R.V. - $20, Tents - $15. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. These fees may have changed since posted here; talk to the park for current sure rates. Maps/Info: To view a map click on http://www.google.com/maps and type in Liberty Lake, WA. focus in on the middle of the north end of the lake in aerial view setting and you will be able to see the boat launch. To get more info about the Liberty Lake park go to http://www.spokanecounty.org/parks/prhome.htm
ACCESSIBILITY... Boat Launch 
PARKING... Paved with (repaved in 2022), Level parking area, room for about 20 vehicles with trailers; PATHS/TRAILS... Accessible paved path to dock, fishing platform, and boat ramp; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES… One dual stall ADA compliant fully accessible; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One boarding dock is accessible with ramp; One large accessible fishing platform; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… Only via boat ramp, no swim area (Liberty Lake Park has swim area); TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... Camping, Running Water, etc. at Liberty Lake Park... we have not done an accessed assessment on the park but will do so; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: No drinking water at boat launch area; Terrain: Level to no more that 5% slopes, but boat launch has a 7% plus grade; H2O/Water: Lake water is clean but murky and can become a bit stagnant in late summer with significant alge build up; Lake shoreline is either filled with aquatic plants, lily pads, etc, or private sandy beaches other than at the Liberty Lake Park; Environmental Conditions… No issues; Resources: Food and gas available in the town of Liberty Lake.


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