Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Yocum Lake, Pend Oreille County, Washington

Yocum Lake is maintained by the Pend Oreille County Parks and Recreation Department in the Yocum Lake Wildlife Recreation area. The lake is just east, a mile from the Pend Oreille River, about midway up from the city of Newport and the US/Canada border. This lake is about a mile long and several hundred feet wide, at its widest. This is a no wake lake, electric motors only. Primitive no trace camping is allowed around the lake, but one most pack it in and pack it out (no trace). There are not trash receptacles. There is also no established parking or restrooms.  Access to the dirty/mud/gravel boat launch is via Yocum Lake County Rd. This is a primitive road, recommended for 4-wheel drive vehicles.

ACCESSIBILITY: Access via dirt, mud, gravel primitive launch. Not accessible to wheeled mobility devices.

Nearby developed camping. We have not assessed its accessibility feature yet. Pend Oreille County Park... Located just north of the Spokane County line HWY 2. Potable water available at multiple sites throughout the campground. The park is serviced by Vault toilets, which are ADA accessible. There is an overnight camping fee. Electrical and water hookups are not available. Amenities include Open picnic shelter, picnic tables, fire rings, BBQ grills Enjoy over 7 miles of trails throughout the park, accessible year-round. Open to hikers and horses.


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