Friday, October 28, 2016

Lyle Lake, Grant County, Washington

Lyle Lake 
Lyle Lake during the low water times of the is rather small but during higher water times of the year such as during spring and early summer one can paddle this lake going some distance northwest or southwest. This is a good lake to hunt or watch waterfowl on and is not within wildlife refuge boundaries. Lake typcially open between April 1-Sept 30. Fishing: Rainbow Trout, Carp (good lake to hunt Carp with bow & arrow), Bluegill, Black Crappie. 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 past the Long & Sage Lake sign, proceed across the Potholes Canal via the bridge. After crossing the bridge follow this several miles until you come to the sign indicating Lyle Lake on the right/west side of the road. Maps: To view a map click on and type in GPS coordinates
46.895327, -119.203575
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking all along road at lake; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… One fully accessible restrooms along road near launch area. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One narrow gravel, sand. mud combo launch. No docks or platforms; 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; 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 4% 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 towns of Moses Lake and Othello (Wal-Mart), and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.

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