Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sportsman Pond, Pend Oreille County, Washington

Sportsman Pond
This pond is about 9 miles from Cusick WA. It's not terribly known and there is no fishing info, however if you like frogs the lake is full of them. Access it via walking through some tall grass next to Tacoma Creek road. On the opposite side of the road from the pond there are some smaller ponds, call the Tacoma Ponds as part of the Tacoma Creek. To access these ponds one has to hike through deep brush to get to them. Directions/Maps: Visit type in GPS coordinates 48.430426, -117.367179
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, Dirt combo parking along road (park totally off paved road); PATHS/TRAILS... None; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments. DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None. Launch off bank deep grass and mud; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; CAMPING... Primitive Camping; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Deep grass and mud; Terrain: Varies; 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 Potholes Reservoir resort area and in town of Cusick WA.

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