Saturday, February 27, 2016

Halfmoon Lake, Adams County, Washington

Halfmoon Lake
Most of this lake's shoreline (in Adam County) is private except an access point on the west end of the lake near the gravel parking area. This lake also gives access to Morgan Lake during high water times of the year only via a small marsh area where the two lakes connect. This lake is actually a pretty lake to paddle, especially when the waterfowl are at the lake. Fishing: No info available. 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. McManamon Road. Turn left/east onto W. McManamon Road. Follow this road down the hill, across Crab Creek, to almost S. Morgan Lake Road. Before you get to S Morgan Lake Road you will see a gravel road next to a creek, turn on this road and you will see a wide parking area. Obey all signs when accessing this lake. Maps: To view a map click on google.com/maps and type in Halfmoon Lake, Adams County, WA. or type in the GPS coordinates of 46.894632, -119.249444
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Wide gravel area which is part of the gravel road, just a short distance off of W McManamon Rd; PATHS/TRAILS... Two steep rough single track dirt/sand/rocky trails to shoreline of about 7% grade. Not accessible to wheeled mobility devices; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. No designated picnic areas or shaded area. No trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… None; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No access for wheeled mobility devices; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... No; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mostly private shoreline. Steep rocky trails. Terrain: Limited shore access. Terrain 3-7% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. Drinking water not available; Environmental Conditions: High winds and hot summer temperatures; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas in town of Moses Lake, Othello (Wal-Mart) and at Potholes Reservoir resort area.