Friday, October 28, 2016

Marco Polo Lake, Grant County, Washington

Marco Polo Lake
This small not accessed much but one can fish for Rainbow Trout on this lake and do bird watching. Its a steep hike down to the lake. Because there is no march and just have a rocky shore line waterfowl are not really attracted to this lake. 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 a couple miles all the way to the sign indicating Marco Polo Lakes. The gravel road to the lake is short and comes to a small gravel road. From the parking lot is a steep trail to the water's edge. Maps: To view a map click on and type in GPS coordinates 46.94846, -119.18787
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking area; PATHS/TRAILS... Steep narrow single track dirt/sand/rocky 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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