Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah County, Idaho

This reservoir is located in a forested valley not far from Troy, Idaho off of HWY 8. An earthen dam creates a half-mile-long reservoir popular with locals for fishing, swimming, and general boating fun. This is a no-wake lake, and no personal watercraft are allowed on this reservoir. There are several fishing docks and a small island to fish from (two small Islands in this lake). One gravel launch with dock gives access to the lake. Fee camping sites with fire pits and running water near the restrooms are available. There is one sand volleyball court and a hiking trail that travels around the lake. Directions: From Moscow Idaho on HWY 95, take HWY 8 east all the way to Troy Idaho. Remain on HWY 8, going up a large hill and then descending a little on the other side of this hill, and to your left/north you will see the access sign to this reservoir (Spring Valley Rd.). Follow the road to Spring Valley Reservoir. Maps: View interactive google map above or visit type in GPS coordinates 46.873860, -116.424337
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel/dirt parking lot and along the road/reservoir; PATHS/TRAILS... No developed paths/trails. Short dirt trail from gravel road over a bridge onto a small dirt, grassy Island; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… Six docks several are accessible to wheelchair and several are not. Single lane gravel/dirt/mud launch at about 6% 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... Non 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 7% grades over gravel/dirt/mud surfaces; 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 in town of Troy, ID.

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