lakes with campgrounds

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by bennysbuddy, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Bennysbuddy:

    Ya know, you don't need a campground right on the lake. You can unhook the tent trailer and drive to other spots to fish. I'm thinking of one particular spot on the dry side that the campground is at one lake but ya got to drive a bit to the quality lake.

    Keep your options open.....

    MB
     
  2. Trout Master

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    Yes the little campground is to the left of the launch area,you access from a different road. And yes the WDFW owns the land to the right of the launch plus the launch area.
     
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    Mike inherited the property from the owner who died a couple of years ago (at the age of 100+). He owns much of the property around the lake with one other parcel belonging to WDFW and another, on the far side, belonging to Nature Conservancy. The late owner asked WDFW to to poison the lake, which only had a few catfish at the time, and to stock trout. WDFW agreed but required a public access as part of the deal.

    I've chatted with Mike a number of times and shared a beer or two with him and would certainly not describe him as "weird" and I think he is genuinely concerned with the well being of the lake. Yes, I'm sure he'd like to make a living from the property, wouldn't you if you lived on a lake?
     
  4. Rob Ast

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    We'll be camping at Deception pass this summer. On Cranberry lake, with Pass 5 minutes and Lone slightly farther.
     
  5. KerryS

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    The little strip of land in red is listed as owned by the Dept of Game. The property on either side of the Dept. of Game land is owned by the guy in the house and the other chunk at the lower end is owned by a land/timber company. WDFW/DoG has access/fishing rights to the lake but they do not own it.

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  6. Trout Master

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    kerry thanks for the info. TM
     
  7. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    KS - I second that, thanks.
     
  8. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I'll be staying at grandy, or capehorn & drive to other lakes, normally I fish blue lake on the east side ,But I think gas is going to be expensive this summer & I'm looking to find places that are't crowded or partygrounds close to m-ville
     
  9. Camo Clad Warrior

    Camo Clad Warrior Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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    Hey Kerry..

    When the lakes open up you can just park at the launch (which is owned by wdfw) and fish correct? I have heard a lot of good things about this lake but also heard that you had to ask permission to fish. This didnt make sense to me....any truth?
     
  10. Islander

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    Better get your reservations now. That place is packed in the summer.
     
  11. Trout Master

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    If the gate is open just pull in, park and launch your toon or tube and your good. No need to ask anyone.
     
  12. Camo Clad Warrior

    Camo Clad Warrior Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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    Thank you.
     
  13. KerryS

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    Make sure you display your WDFW parking permit. Believe or not this is one of the warden's favorite places to visit early in the season. Usually they will yell out to everyone and ask that the permit be displayed but if no one answers or you don't have a permit they will write a ticket.
     
  14. Chris Banta

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    benny'sbuddy,
    if you camp in cape horn make sure when you leave to fish there is nothing valuable in your tent trailer. ( you will be lucky if your trailer isnt stripped down to the shell when you get back.)
     
  15. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    So I'm guessing that you wouldn't buy a lot on the river at cape horn?