Saturday, March 24, 2012

Perkins Lake, Boundary County, Idaho

Small Boats with Motors
Perkins Lake is by far the most well know fishing lake in this corner of that state, and is the largest of the lakes in the area. The lake has a lot of aquatic vegetation yet still has a good amount of open water. It is a "no wake" lake so isn't appropriate for high speed activities. Once you leave the launch area and get through the lily pads, I think it would be a nice lake to dingy sail on or at least sail yak on. This lake is not ideal for swimming due to the natural growth in it. The restroom is accessible but the path to the restroom is gravel and narrow, but do-able to travel on with a wheelchair. There is a long accessible dock that extends into the lake, its great to fish from. The launch into this lake is gravel and is a very shallow launch. There are no power lines at this launch site.

ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: 1. Parking... Loose gravel and dirt/mud, One accessible parking space; 2. Restroom… Accessible; 3. Dock(s)… Inaccessible at launch and Accesible at the fishing dock; 4. Direct Water Access… Accessible via muddy boat lauch... again is muddy and some persons utilizing a wheelchair will need assistence to not get stuck; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: N/A; Trails/Paths: No Trails; H2O/Water: Lake water is clean but murky, can become a bit stagnant in late summer; Lake shoreline is filled with aquatic plants, lily pads, etc; Environmental Conditions… No issues; Resources: No near by amenities.

Directions: To access Perkins Lake from HWY 2 to Libby Montana... Pass through the city of Moyie Springs and the Moyie River bridge. Watch the left/north side of the road for Old HWY 2 and a sign to Bonner Lake. Once on this road follow the signs to Perkins Lake. Maps: View Google Map below...

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