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Artesian & Black Lake

Central Washington

Location

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee
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Length

0.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

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Artesian Lake and Black Lake are dry lake beds on federal land. The lakes went dry in the last century due to overgrazing and the lowering of the water table by local wells. Willow trees and golden currant shrubs still line the former shoreline and surface water occasionally gathers on the alkaline flats.

 

Artesian & Black Lake

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.2528, -119.1864 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee

US Bureau of Reclamation

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Getting There

From I-90, take exit 179 for Moses Lake and Othello. Turn left onto I-90 BL and drive for 0.3 miles, then turn right onto Kittleson Road/Kittleson Road NE and stay on it for a half mile. Turn left onto Rd L NE and drive it for 6 miles. Then make a right onto Road 7 NE and drive for a mile, then make another left onto Road M NE and continue for 3 miles. Finally turn right onto Road 10 NE and drive for 0.6 miles, then turn left and drive for 1.4 miles. The parking area will be on the left.

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