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Columbia Basin
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Greg Fitzgerald
Manager
6653 Road K NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6641
colbaswa@dfw.wa.gov

 
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Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

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Wildlife Areas

Columbia Basin Wildlife Area
Access Sites & Facilties

Banks Lake Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Ankeny #1 2 mi W of Coulee City on Hwy 2, R at sign N 1.2 mi to camping and boat launch X X X  
Ankeny #2 2 mi W of Coulee City on Hwy 2, R at sign 1/4 mi turn R at Y X X   Handicap Accessible
Barker Canyon 10 mi N & W of Grand Coulee on Hwy 174 to Barker Canyon rd, L for 6.1 mi X X X  
Fordair .3 mi E of Coulee City L on Rd I.8 for.6 mi, L at sign for lst or R .3 to J NE L .7        
Lena Lake 3/4 mi N of Coulee City - cross dam, L on dirt rd for 3/4 mi     X  
Million Dollar - N 9 mi NE of Coulee City on Hwy 155 X X X Handicap Accessible
Million Dollar - S 6 mi NE of Coulee City on Hwy 155   X    
Osborne Bay 1 mi SW of Electric City on Hwy 155 turn left at sign X   X  
Poplars 12.9 mi on Hwy 155 NE of Coulee City, L at sign, go 500'        
Desert Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Adams Rd 239 Drain 5 mi S of George on S Frontage Rd, R on Adams Rd, L at sign X
Beda Lake 18 m. S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd, L at sign,½ mile to 1st area 2nd 1 mi past X Handicap AccessibleHandicap Accessible Blind
Dodson Frenchman 23.7 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd X X
Fidesco - Harris #1 ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Dam, R for 11.8 mi, R at sign, 3 mi X X
Fidesco - Harris #2 ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Dam, R for 11.8 mi R at sign, 2 mi to "Y", L at "Y" 1.1 mi X X
Fidesco - Harris #3 ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Dam, R for 11.8 mi, R at sign, 2 mi to "Y", L at "Y" 2.2 mi X X
Frenchman Hills #1 25 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd to Frenchman Hills Rd, L 3 mi X
Frenchman Hills #2 25 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd to Frenchman HIlls Rd, L 2 mi X
Frenchman Hills #3 25 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd to Frenchman HIlls Rd, R 1 mi X
Frenchman Hills #4 25 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd to Frenchman HIlls Rd, R 3.2 mi X
I Road 645 Drain 25 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd, R at Frenchman Hills Rd, 6.4 mi, R on I SW, ½ mi X X
Winchester Lk #1 14 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd. R onto Frontage rd for 3 mi X X
Winchester Lk #2 14 mi S of Ephrata on " " , R onto Frontage Rd for 2 mi, R on E NW for 1 mi, L on 2 NW X
Winchester Lk #3 3.8 miles S of Ephrata on Hwy 28, L on E NW for 8.5, R on 3 NW for 2.2 mi X X X
Gloyd Seeps Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Adrian - North ½ mi S of Soap Lake, R onto Rd 20 NE for 4.4 mi, R at sign, 2nd area 1 mile S
Adrian - South S of Soap Lake on Rd 20 NE, R on Rd E NE for 2.3 mi, L at sign
Gloyd - Farm Unit 7.1 mi N of Moses Lake on Stratford Rd, L at sign X
Gloyd - Loan Ranch 12.8 mi N of Moses Lake on Stratford Rd, L on Rd 16 for 4 1/4 mi, R for .9 mi X
Gloyd - Rd 7 3.2 mi N of Moses Lake on Stratford Rd, R on Rd 7 for.6 mi X
Gloyd - Rd 10 5.7 mi N of Moses Lake on Startford Rd, L on Rd 10 X
Gloyd - Rd 12 8.6 mi N of Moses Lake on Stratford Rd to Rd 12, L 1 mi to 1st parking X
Gloyd - Rd 14 10.7 mi N of Moses Lake on Stratford Rd to Rd 14 NE, L 1½ mi to parking X
Gloyd - Rd 16 12.8 mi N of Moses Lake on Straftord Rd to Rd 16 NEfor L 3.4, mi L .6 mi X
Moses Lake - N 7.2 miles S of Ephrata on Hwy 282, R on Neppel Rd for 1/4 mi & R 1000' down hill X X X
Moses Lake - S Take Mae Valley Exit off I-90 W of Moses Lk, L at "T" ½ mi, R at sign, 1.5 mi to access X X Handicap Accessible
Rocky Ford - Lower 7.2 mi S of Ephrata on Hwy 282 to Neppel Rd for .1 mi, R at sign for ½ mi to access X X Handicap Accessible
Rocky Ford - Hwy 17 6 mi S of Ephrata on Hwy 282, R access is just before bridge over Rocky Ford Ck X
Rocky Ford - Upper 3.8 mi S of Soap Lake on Hwy 17, L onto Trout Lodge Rd for 2.1 mi to "T" in rd, R .5 mi X X Handicap AccessibleHandicap Accessible Pier
Lower Crab Creek
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Clementine Lake 2.5 mi W of Royal City on Hwy 26 L on Rd I SW, 1 mile to "T" at Rd 14 SW, L ½ mi X
Corfu 9 mi E of Royal City on Hwy 26, R on Corfu Rd for 1/4 mi, Parking on R
Crab Creek Launch Take Mae Valley Exit off I-90 W of ML, L over freeway. R at "T" 2.5 mi to D.5 NE X X
Jericho - Old Bridge 1 ½ mi E of Royal City on Hwy 26, R on E SW, 13 mi X
Lenice .6 mi N of Schwana on Hwy 243, R on Bev/Crab Ck Rd for 4.1 mi X X
Nunnally Lake .6 mi north of Schwana on Hwy 243 to Bev/Crab Ck Rd, R 1.4 mi X X Handicap Accessible
Red Rock Lake 1 ½ mi E Royal City on Hwy 26, R on Smyrna Rd for 1.2 mi, L at sign for .2 mi X X
Smyrna - West 1 ½ mi E of Royal City on Hwy 26, turn S on Rd E SW, 8 ½ mi veer R X
Potholes Reservoir Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Blythe Access ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Dam Rd, R 7.1 mi X X X Handicap Accessible
Glen Williams ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, R for 2.4 mi, R at sign X X X
Job Corps Dike Mae Valley Exit 1 mi W of Moses Lake on I-90, R at "T" for 2.5 mi, L at D.5 NE X X
Medicare East ML to 17 to Rd M SE, S approx 5.3 mi, R on Rd 6 SE, 2.7 mi X
Rd A - Potholes 6 mi to Hiawatha Rd off I-90 W of ML, S Frontage Rd, W for 1.1 mi to A NE, L for 2.9 mi X
Samson's Pit Site ML to 17 to Rd M SE go S 5.3 mi, R on Rd 6 SE for 1.6 mi, turn L on Rd K.5 for .5 mi X
Sand Dunes Site Mae Val Exit off I-90 W of ML, R at "T" 2.5 mi, L at D.5 NE 2.6 mi to "T" go 1.1 mi to "Y", X
Priest Rapids Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Buckshot Ranch 2 mi S on Hwy 243 past Mattawa, R at sign, 1 3/4 mi access area X X X Handicap AccessibleHandicap Accessible
Goose Blind
Quincy Lakes Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Ancient Lake 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 5 NW for 3.4 mi, L at sign, Walk in 3.4 mi X Tent camp
only - walk in
Burke Lake - East 6.5 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 3 NW for 1.1 mi after canal X X
Burke Lake - SW 4.6 m. S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L for 2.6 mi X X
Burke Lake - West 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L at sign, 1.9 mi X X X
Caliche Lake 4 mi So of George on S Frontage Rd, L at sign X X X
Coffin Lake 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281 R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L for 0.9 mi to access X X X
Crater Lake 3.5 mi W of Quincy on Hwy 28, R on U NW, ½ mi X Cartop launch
Crater Slough 2.7 mi. W of Quincy on Hwy 28, pub. fishing sign on Canal Rd
Martha Lake 2 mi E of George on the Frontage Rd, R at the sign X X X
Dusty Lake 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 28, R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L for 2 mi, Walk in X
Evergreen - East 6.5 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 3 NW for .9 mi to canal, 1.7 mi X X X
Evergreen - NW 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L at sign, 2.6 mi X X X
Evergreen - SW 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281. R on 5 NW for 3.2 mi, L at sign, 3.4 mi X X X Cartop launch
H Lake 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R on 5 NW, L 3.2 mi X
Old Vantage Hwy W of George on I-90 take Exit 143, R for .2 mi to Winery Rd, R .7 mi frontage rd. L 4.5 mi X X
Quincy Lake 4.6 mi S of Quincy on Hwy 281, R onto 5 NW, go 3.2 mi X X X Handicap Accessible
Seep Lakes Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Canal Lake - North ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd to Seep Lakes Rd, R for 3 3/4 mi, L for 1 mi X X X Handicap AccessibleHandicap Accessible Pier
Canal Lake - South ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd to Seep Lakes Rd, R for 4.8 mi then L before bridge X X
Heart Lake M.L to 17 to Rd M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for½ mi, R for 3 3/4 mi, L .8 mi X X
Katy Lake ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L ½ mi, R at sign, 2 1.2 mi. R .6 mi X
Lind Coulee - Island Site ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd Turn R .7 mies turn right X X X
Long Lake ML to 17 to Rd M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for½ mi, R at sign, 4 3/4 mi X X X
Lower Goose Lk .7 mi from Mardon Resort on O'Sullivan Dam Rd, L on Rd H SE for 4 mi, L for 2.7 mi X X
Marco Polo Lake ML to 17 to Rd M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for½ mi, R for 2 3/4 mi X
Susan Lake ML to 17 to Rd M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for.5 mi,R at sign for 2.5 mi, R at sign .5 mi X X Cartop launch
Thread Lake 4 mi N of Othello on McManamon Rd turn R at sign X
Upper Goose Lake ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, R for 2.4 mi, L at Goose Lk sign on K.2 SE, 3.9 mi X X
Virgin Lk ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for .5 mi, R at sign for 3 3/4 mi X
Sun Lakes Unit
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Alkali Lake N of Soap Lake 9.8 mi, R at sign X X X Gravel boat launch
Blue Lake 11.8 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17, R on Moore Rd 1.6 mi, L on B St X X
Fish Trap Lenore 9.1 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17 to Public Fishing/ Fish Trap sign
Lenore Lake - S 4.4 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17, L at sign X X Handicap Accessible
Lenore Lake - N
McLeary 12.2 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17, R at sign
McLeary-Pixlee N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17 at the N end of Blue Lake turn R to Park Lake Rd for.8 mi
North End 10.3 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17
Sam Israel 6.2 mi N of Soap Lake on Hwy 17, L at entrance sign
Misc. Wildlife Area Access Sites
Facility
Site Name
Location Boat
Launch
Toilet Camp Special
Information
Point Site - Lind Coulee ML to 17 to Rd M SE go 6 ½ mi to O'Sullivan Rd, R go 1 ½ mi & R at sign X
Overlook Camp - Sage Lake ML to 17 to Rd M SE go 6 ½ mi to O'Sullivan Rd, L ½ mi & R at sign for 4.2 mi
Corral Lake - North ML to 17 to Rd M to O'Sullivan Dam, R for 6.1 mi, L at sign X X X
Corral Lake - SW ML to 17 to Rd M to O'Sullivan Dam, R for 6.2 mi, L at sign
Dodson Road 17.9 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd X X X
Lind Coulee - E 2.2 mi S of ML on 17 to Rd M SE approx 6.1 mi, L before bridge X
Lind Coulee - W 2.2 mi S of ML on 17 to Rd M SE approx 6.1 mi, R before bridge X X X
Lyle Lake 4.7 mi N on McManamon Road from Othello, R at sign, 1.3 mi
W-20 - F1 14 mi S of Ephrata on Dodson Rd, L on S Frontage Rd for.9 mi, R at sign for .4 mi X X Cartop launch
Warden Lake - N ML to 17 to Rd M SE go 6 ½ mi to O'Sullivan Rd, L for 2 mi X X X Handicap Accessible
Warden Lake - S ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for .5 mi, R for 1.5 mi X
Warden Lake Outfall ML to 17 to M SE to O'Sullivan Rd, L for .5 mi., L at sign for 1.5 mi X

 

Definitions:

ADA  --  American Disability Association approved toilet
Cartop  --  Undeveloped boat launch area for canoe or kayak
Trailer  --  Developed boat launch