Saturday, March 24, 2012

Brush Lake, Boundary County, Idaho

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Brush lake is a popular swimming and fishing lake as well as an area that locals like to camp at. Brush is also a nice lake to dinghy sail on due to its position near the ream of a hill overlooking the valley (which allows wind to easily reach the lake). The launch is gravel but
level and gradually descends into the lake until the gravel turns to lake sediment. There are no power lines around the launch area. Restroom use-able but totally inaccessible to persons using a wheelchiar (the narrowest doors I have ever seen) and  right next to the lake. And lastly, this is a "no wake" lake.

ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: 1. Parking... Gravel and Mud, No accessible parking spaces; 2. Restroom… Inaccessible; 3. Dock(s)… Accessible; 4. Direct Water Access… Accessible via boat launch; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: ; Trails/Paths: Inaccessible; H2O/Water: Lake water is clean but can become a bit stagnant in late summer; shoreline filled with aquatic plants, lily pads, etc; Environmental Conditions… No issues; Resources: No near by stores, gas stations, running water, Pik-Nic and camping up and nearest the road are accessible on un-even ground (muddy in spring), etc. 



On the south end of the lake is a fishing dock with camping area. This Dock is built on top of the boat launch. It is unfortunate they did not place the Dock on half of the launch so persons utilizing wheelchairs could get to the water/into the water. The good news is there is a truly accessible restroom next to the dock.

ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: 1. Parking... Gravel and Mud, No accessible parking spaces; 2. Restroom… Accessible; 3. Dock(s)… Accessible; 4. Direct Water Access… Inaccessible; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Roads very rough; Trails/Paths: Inaccessible; H2O/Water: Lake water is clean but can become a bit stagnant in late summer; This end of the lake is filled with aquatic plants, lily pads, etc; Environmental Conditions… No issues; Resources: No near by stores, gas stations, running water, Pik-Nic and camping up and nearest the road are accessible on un-even ground (muddy in spring), etc.

Directions: To access Brush Lake from HWY 95... Go north of Bonners Ferry, pass the junction of HWY 95 and HWY 1. Proceed on HWY 95 and go up the huge hill after junction; watch for the yellow sign to the lake / forest service road 1004 on the left/east side of the road. Follow the signs to the lake. Maps: View Google Map below...


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