Monday, March 26, 2012

Upper Goose Lake, Grant County, Washington

Mid Draft Boats, Motors Allowed

Upper Goose Lake is the second largest lake within the area (Soda Lake is the largest). Its a beautiful lake with a depth of 80', averaging 15-20' deep. Fishing and water foul viewing is popular on this lake. Because this lake is not within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge boundaries swimming is allowed. No jet skis allowed. For kayakers and canoeist that have an adventurous side one can boat from this lake into Lower Goose Lake via portaging over the small earth dam on the southwest end of the lake. When at the dam go to the west end of the dam then carry your kayak west along the dirt trail (not much of a trail) then southwest along to a creek. This creeks water actually comes from the farm land above and then runs into Lower Goose Lake. Walk along the creek until it widens and the current slows, and then launch and paddle into Lower Goose Lake. When you have entered the main body of the lake there is a boat launch on the west side. Fishing: Labonton & Rainbow Trout; Walleye; Large & Small Mouth Bass; Perch; Bluegill; Crappie. Directions: From Moses Lake take HWY 17 south toward Othello; turn right (west) on HWY 262/O'Sullivan Dam Road. After crossing the dam and short distance down the road passing MarDon Resort turn left/south onto H Road SE. Proceed down H Road SE to the intersection of this road with W. McMannaman Road. Turn left/east onto W. McMannaman Road. Follow this road down the hill, across Crab Creek, to S. Morgan Lake Road. Turn north on S. Morgan Lake Road where it T's, a sign will indicate direction to Upper Goose Lake. Turn left/west to proceed to Upper Goose Lake boat launch. Map: To view a map click on http://www.mapquest.com and type in, Potholes State Park, WA. pan to the southeast to view this lake. Info: Road closed to lake May - September.

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