Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Owens Lake, Spokane County, Washington

Small Boats, No Motors Allowed

Owens Lake (66 acres) averages 1-7' deep, 10' at its deepest and is about a mile West of Bear Lake on gravel roads. It is very weedy yet might be a fun lake for you to kayak on and do some water foul photography on.  Directions: To access the lake travel North in HWY 2 from Spokane turn Left (West) onto N. Findley Rd. (just pass the access road to Bear Lake Park), then turn left onto N. Regal Rd. and follow this road until you see the lake to your right (West). Go down this road until you see a white sign that says Danger Skating and Swimming With Written Parental Permission At Your Own Risk. There is a primitive trail to the water that passes an old travel trailer. Once in the water go North through the channel to the main body of the lake under a wood bridge. You can only access this lake through the channel when there is high water during Spring and very early summer as all the land around it is private. Maps: To view a map click on http://www.mapquest.com and type in Bear Lake, WA and select #3 then pan West a little of Bear Lake in aerial view setting to see Owens Lake.
Channel to Owens Lake. You have to pass under this low bridge or portage over it from the access point.

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