Saturday, March 24, 2012

Queen Lake, Boundary County, Idaho

Kayaks and Canoes. No Motors Allowed. 1 Mile Portage or more.
Queen Lake is a small alpine lake that one must hike to. There are a few camping areas along the shore of the lake. No fishing information is available about this lake. One could kayak this lake if one wanted to take the time and carry a kayak to the lake. There are many hiking trails in the area of this lake. No restrooms, dock, or running water. ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: Totally inaccessible due to lack of accessible trail. Directions: To access Queens Lake from HWY 2 take the Moyie River Road. When traveling along Moyie River Rd. you will come upon a sign that says "Queen Lake 11 miles" (no road name sign is indicated). It was nice for them to put a sign up indicating this but once you travel on this road there is no more signage giving you directions to this lake. As you travel on this road you will notice mile markers. After mile marker 6 there are no more. The first major intersection you come to has 2 roads indicated by signs 2488 and 2542; take 2452. The second intersection you come is junction 2222. Stay to the right and take the road to the right. The road is less gravel and more dirt or mud depending on the time of the year you visit. This intersection has road signs indicated. Basically, when you first leave the main road to come to this lake, you just keep right on all major roads. The road to the lake leads into a large gravel parking lot, and on the far end of the lot is Trail Access Point (trail #152). The trail is easy to hike on but for some the last few hundred feet are steep and rocky and may be hard to traverse if one has a mobility impairment. The trail is wide for most of the hike with one small bridge, and again, the last few hundred feet are not smooth. The route to the lake is well marked by signs. From the trail head to the lake is approximately 1.5 miles. Maps: View Google Map below...

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