Monday, March 26, 2012

Hampton Lake, Upper and Lower, Grant County, Washington

Small Boats, No Motors Allowed
Boat launch, Accessible Restroom, Large Parking Area
The Hampton lakes are two small lakes that so so know for fishing but mostly know as an area to watch water foul. One can kayak both lakes by portaging over the narrow strip of land that separates the lakes. Its is possible to paddle into the other lake without portaging during high water levels. Upper & Lower Hampton Lakes. Fishing: Rainbow & Cutthroat Trout. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. Approximately 2 miles up the road on your left (south) you will see the entrance to Sheep Lake Rd. Follow this road all the way to past the Long & Sage Lake sign, proceed across the Potholes Canal via the bridge. The road makes a sharp turn right and where the road make a sharp turn left there is a sign indicating Hampton Lakes. Proceed down this road until you come to the Lower Hampton Lake launch and trails parking lot. Maps: To view a map click on http://www.mapquest.com and type in Potholes State Park, WA. pan east below Long Lake to view this Lake. Info: Open April 1 - Sept. 30.

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