Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mountain Meadows Lake, Pend Oreille County, Washington

Mountain Meadows Lake
This lake is located about 12 miles from Newport, in Pend Oreille County, WA. Launching a kayak or canoe, or fishing on this lake is done from the bank off of Deeter Road. This lake's shoreline is heavily lined with lily pads and other aquatic plant life. Waterfowl make this lake their home. No hunting allowed. Fishing: No fishing info. Directions/Maps: Visit type in Mountain Meadows Lake or GPS coordinates 48.196151, -117.225960
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, Dirt combo parking along road (park totally off paved road); PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Some shade via trees; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None. Launch off very small bank through grass and then lily pads; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Deep grass, Lily pads; Terrain: Level to about 4% along lake; H2O/Water: Water normally 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 in in towns of Newport and Diamond Lake, WA.


  1. The lake in its entirety is private property and is off limits to the public for any reason..

    1. Who are you? And how do you know this? This is not the info I received previously.

    2. Also land survey shows some forest service land around the lake. So would appear it's not all private. We do get people commenting about land being private many times only to find out it is not and is public. So further info from you would be helpful. As always, we tell our readers to obey all signs, such as no trespassing, no access, no hunting/fishing, etc. If one feels the signs posted are not legal, still obey the signs. Contact your local county official to locate info about the land, and if the signs are not legal request them to be removed. Public land is supported via taxpayers and should be open to the public unless any agency gives notice to the contrary. Even if a state or federal agency blocks access the public can challenge that via legal process.