Friday, October 28, 2016

Lower Goose Lake, Grant County, Washington

Lower Goose Lake (65.4 acres, Elevation 862 ft)
Lower Goose Lake a beautiful lake with a depth of 40', averaging 10-15' deep. Fishing and waterfowl viewing is popular on this lake. Because this lake is not within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge boundaries swimming is allowed. No jet skis allowed. For kayakers and canoeist that have an adventurous side one can boat from this lake up into Upper Goose Lake. To do this paddle up the creek on the west end of the lake, and when it narrows carry your craft north along the creek. When you see the dam slightly to the northeast. Follow the primitive dirt trail to the dam. Put in at the west end of the dam. To get to the boat launch paddle up the lake until it widens, the launch is at the northeast end of the lake. An easier way to access Upper Goose Lake is via the boat launch. Fishing: Largemouth Bass; Walleye; Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish; Crappie; Rainbow, Bluegill, & Cutthroat Trout. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. After crossing the dam and short distance down the road passing MarDon Resort turn left/south onto H Road SE. Proceed down H Road SE to the cross road of Kulm Road SE. before intersection of W. McMannaman Road. Turn left/east onto Kulm Road SE. and follow it down the hill to the boat launch. The road down the hill is rough with ruts, with some big rocks in the road. If you take a boat down this road we recommend its only a light weight boat and your vehicle has 4x4. Maps: To view a map click on and type in, Potholes State Park, WA. pan to the southeast to view this lake.

Lower Goose Lake Launch
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None. Primitive trails not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One single lane primitive gravel and sand launch of about 4% grad; 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... No; 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% 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 Othello (Wal-Mart) and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.
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