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The Sprague Lake unit is 675 acres of mainly wetlands, with good riparian habitat along part of the lake. Cow Creek flows through the western portion of the unit. The wetlands are protected under the federal Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). The uplands are protected under a WDFW Conservation Easement with neighboring Hercules Ranch. Uplands have historically been grazed by cattle, but are in fair condition, with stiff sage and Sandburg bluegrass dominating the numerous shallow soil rock outcroppings, and big sage with basin wild rye occupying the small depressions with deeper soils. Wildlife use is diverse, from songbirds to mule deer. WDFW maintains a boat launch and parking area.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From Moses Lake, Go east on I-90 about 66 miles to Exit 245. Take Exit 245 to Hwy. 23 and go south on Hwy. 23 about one mile to the street that goes through the town of Sprague. At the west side of Sprague, Main Street becomes Max Harder Road through Lincoln County then Danekas Road in Adams County. Follow this road west about seven miles from Sprague to the gravel access road that leads into the east end of the WDFW's Sprague Lake Unit.
Parking/Restroom Information The gravel access road described above provides vehicle access to two parking areas, an interpretive trail, a gravel boat ramp and an outhouse.
The east end of the Sprague Lake Unit boasts an interpretive trial with a kiosk, informational signs and a gazebo covered veiwing platform. 1000 feet of ADA compliant trail is available.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov