Friday, October 28, 2016

North Teal Lake, Grant County, Washington

North Teal Lake (21.7 acres, Elevation 958 ft)
Primitive boat launch, no restroom and or running water.
North Teal Lake off of Sheep Lake Road is within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and south of the Potholes Reservoir (review rules at Lake open April 1-Sept 30. Activities on this lake include fishing and waterfowl watching. No combustible motors or swimming allowed. Fishing: Rainbow Trout; Small Spiny Rays. 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. The road makes a sharp turn right and where the road make a sharp turn left proceed a short distance where you will see signs along the east side of the road for North & South Teal Lakes. Maps: To view a map click on and type in North Teal Lake, Spokane County, WA. or type in GPS coordinates 46.917858, -119.204443
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None, fully accessible restrooms up the road at Long Lake, and down the road at Lyle Lake. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks or platforms. Launch is a narrow gravel, sand, dirt, mud combo; 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 up the road in the sheep lakes 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 4% grade; 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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