Saturday, March 24, 2012

Smith Lake, Boundary County, Idaho

Small Boats with Motors Allowed
Ice in pic
Errision causing access issues

Smith Lake is an ideal lake for fishing, kayaking, sailing, etc. It has a motorized "no wake" lake. The launch is paved and descends gradually into the lake near the end of the dock. No running water.

ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: 1. Parking... Gravel and Mud, One accessible parking space; 2. Restroom… Accessible; 3. Dock(s)… Accessible; 4. Direct Water Access… Accessible via boat launch; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: N/A; Trails/Paths: Inaccessible; H2O/Water: Lake water is clean but murky and can become a bit stagnant in late summer; Lake shoreline is filled with aquatic plants, lily pads, etc; Environmental Conditions… No issues; Resources: Food and gas at store at HWY 95 and HWY 2 junction. Picnic and camping area nearest the road are accessible on un-even ground (muddy in spring).

Directions: To access Smith Lake from HWY 95 (north of Bonner Ferry before getting to HWY 95 and HWY 1 junction) watch for the sign to Smith Lake. Follow the signs to the lake. Once near the lake a sign will direct you to the lake campground or boat launch. Maps: View Google Map below...

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