Saturday, October 29, 2016

Steamboat Pond, Shoshone County, Idaho

This pond which is two ponds actually unless its at flood level is a small fishing pond next to the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River and the location where Steamboat Creek enters the river (thus its name). Steamboat Creek is actually across the Coeur d'Alene River from the pond, so the creek does not touch the pond at all. This is a great pond to catch rainbow trout from. The pond has high banks with some eroded areas to walk down next to the water. There is no path around the pond, but there is an accessible platform with a paved path. Directions: From I90 take the Kingston Exit 43. Traveling north on Forest Highway 2 to mile marker 11, turn left into the Steamboat Pond gravel parking lot (there is a sign). Info: There is an accessible restroom but no running water. Maps: View interactive google map below or visit type in GPS coordinates 47.660918, -116.152747
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel parking lot; PATHS/TRAILS... One paved developed paths to a fishing platform. Primitive trail to run around the lake but are not good to access when the ground it wet creating lots of mud; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Fully accessible restrooms. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One accessible platforms. No developed launch; 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... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Sand/mud/marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades over paved/grass/sand/gravel/dirt/mud surface. Banks are extremely steep of 10% grade or more to straight drop offs; H2O/Water: Water murky. No Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Kingston, ID.

No comments:

Post a Comment