Saturday, October 29, 2016

Moose Creek Reservoir, Latah County, Idaho

Small Boats, No Motors Allowed

This beautiful little reservoir about 40 miles east of Moscow, Idaho. At only 10-15 feet deep, it’s shallow, yet holds an impressive amount of fish. Muskrats and beavers live along this reservoir. There is a primitive gravel boat launch with dock, and nearby accessible restroom, with no running water. There are several place along the road where one can launch a kayak/canoe into the reservoir. There is no beach, but people who come to this reservoir to swim do so from various sites along the banks. There is camping available around this lake, with the main campground with host on its north shore. Moose Creek Reservoir is a good lake for kayaking or dinghy sailing, and of course, fishing. This is a no-motor lake. Directions: From Moscow Idaho on HWY 95, take HWY 8 east almost all the way to Bovill Idaho; watch for the sign to Moose Creek Reservoir on Moose Creek Road, then follow this road to the reservoir. Maps: View interactive google map above or visit type in GPS coordinates 46.873860, -116.424337
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel/dirt parking along the road/lake; PATHS/TRAILS... No developed paths/trails; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Six docks several are accessible and several are not. Single lane gravel/dirt/mud launch at about 4% grade. Several sites along the shoreline where kayaks/canoes can be launch from bank, but not wheelchair accessible; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No developed access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Some accessible Tent and RV campsites, no hookups; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: mud and marine vegetation along much of the shoreline; Terrain: Level to 4% grades over gravel/dirt/mud surface; H2O/Water: Water murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas nothing nearby.

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