Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Clear Lake, Spokane County, Washington

Small Boats, Motors Allowed
Clear Lake (375 acres) is a wonderful boating lake and popular for water skiing. St. Lukes run there annual Ski for all event on this lake (water skiing for those with disAbilities). Sailing on this lake is also popular with winds that tend to come from the south mostly but sometimes from the north, and really makes for some nice reaches. Located 2 miles south of the town of Medical Lake, Clear Lake is 2 miles long with a 1/2 miles wide, and 120' deep. I have sailed this lake many times with consistent winds each time I have sailed on this lake. Of course when it gets really hot out is when you will have the least about of wind, but then is great for water skiing. The North and South end of these lakes are the places to fish with lots of weeds, etc. for the fish to hid in. This lake has 3 a resort and a public access on the south end. There is the military recreational facility/resort on the south end and next to it is the lakes sole public boat launch. On the North and South end of the lake are the two public resorts. Directions: From Spokane, go west on Interstate 90, go 16 miles to Salnave Road, then north on Salnave Road 50' to Clear Lake Road, then east 1 mile on Clear Lake Road to Public Fishing Area. Info: Mallard Bay Resort (509-299-3830) is on the South end of the lake, with RV and tent sites, cabins, docks, boat rentals. The boat launch is paved with no power lines or branches hanging over the launch. This resort is CLOSED Wed. & Thur. of each week. and is open from the first Sat. of April through labor day. DAN'S LANDING (509-299-3717) Resort is on the North end of the lake with RV & Tent sites, along with some unique  floating cabins (you can fish right out your front door), docks, and boat rentals. The boat launch paved but is not suitable to launch a sailboat from due to the 2 power lines that cross it. If you are in the military there is the CLEAR LAKE MILITARY RESORT, ask about this resort through your leaders to get more info. This Military Resort has RV & tents, sites, a play ground, and more. The boat launch is paved. The PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH is paved and Low water conditions make launching trailerable keelboats difficult. No power lines or branches interfere with launch a sailboat from this site. Maps: To view a map click on and type in Medical Lake, WA. then pan in a little and move S.W. and you will see the lake on the map.
1. Public Launch
2. Mallard Resort and Launch... Mallard Bay Resort (509-299-3830) on South end of the lake. RV, tent sites, cabins, docks, boat rentals. Paved boat launch.  CLOSED Wed. & Thur. of each week. and open... April through labor day

3. Dan's Resort and Launch (509-299-3717) on the North end of the lake. RV, Tent sites, Floating Cabins, docks, boat rentals. Paved boat launch paved...not suitable sailboats due to power lines.
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  1. Dan's Landing has been sold and has been renamed "Sun Cove Resort." you can find them at and follow along as they improve the services found at this popular little resort.

  2. Thanks for the update... will change that soon. Just to let everyone know this site info is being moved over to and then will be closed.

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