Friday, October 28, 2016

Sage Lake, Grant County, Washington

Sage Lake (5.3 acres, Elevation 974 ft)
Sage Lake has no facilities but Long Lake is only about 200 feet away (at its closest) with restrooms and camping. There are a few primitive camping areas at Sage lake but again since Long Lake is so close with restroom facilities most will camp/park near long lake. The only way to get to Sage lake is to hike to it a short distance from the gravel access road. Fishing and wildlife viewing is he activity done most on this lake. During low water Sage Lake appears to be two lakes sometimes called West and East Sage Lakes. During high and regular water levels its one lake with a narrow channel between the two large bodies of water. Fishing: Rainbow Trout, German Brown. 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 Long & Sage Lake sign. Turn right/northwest to access the Long Lake boat launch and primitive camping areas. Maps: To view a map click on and type in Sage Lake, Grant County, WA. or type in GPS coordinates 46.931359, -119.201658
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, sand, dirt combo parking area along the road on the southwest side of the lake; PATHS/TRAILS... Lots of dirt, sand, and gravel trails, none of which are designated as wheelchair accessible; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Two fully accessible restrooms at the Southeast end of the lake of Long Lake, which is next to Sage Lake's southwest end. No designated picnic areas or shaded areas. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No docks. No launch other than hand launching via steep dirt trails to lake. 7% grade or greater; 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 along shoreline and roads/trails; 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% grades or greater; 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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