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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 7

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 12/6/2017 11:48:00 AM

Silver Lake has a good perch population, as does Eloika Lake – where the fish will be slightly larger. Banks Lake walleye anglers found good fishing for large fish last week with the best fishing being after dark. Anglers don’t typically catch as many

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Hennepin County OK’s Lake Calhoun name change; Renaming still needs state DNR and feds approval

Austin Daily Herald

Date: 11/30/2017 6:39:24 AM

The county board voted 4-3 to rename Lake Calhoun Bde Maka Ska, which means White Banks Lake in the Dakota language. The vote follows a preliminary move recommending the change in a Hennepin county committee last week. In May, the Minneapolis Park Board

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Hennepin county board approves Lake Calhoun name change

Minnesota Public Radio News

Date: 11/28/2017 10:08:00 PM

The county board voted 4-3 to rename Lake Calhoun Bde Maka Ska, which means White Banks Lake in the Dakota language. The vote follows a preliminary move recommending the change in a Hennepin county committee last week. In May, the Minneapolis Park Board

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Committee approves Lake Calhoun name change, final board vote to come

Minnesota Public Radio News

Date: 11/20/2017 4:00:00 PM

For this reason, many Dakota people want the body of water to be called Bde Maka Ska, which means White Banks Lake. At a public hearing last month, Dakota historian Kate Beane said reclaiming the name would honor her ancestors, who lived in the area until

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• River: Upper Grand Coulee
• Length: 91 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,880 Acres
• Volume: 1,275,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 46 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 177 feet
• Length: 27 Miles
Banks Lake is a man-made impoundment in a 27-mile portion of a natural coulee. Most of the 91 miles of shoreline are ringed with basalt cliffs and talus slopes. There are about 23 islands in the reservoir.

Banks Lake can be fished year-round and is a great vacation destination. Stretching almost 27 miles from Coulee City at the south to Electric City at the north, this large reservoir is very popular with anglers pursuing many species.

Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available. Call 1-800-452-5687. Wildlife area information.

PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

There are 9 public access points to Banks Lake. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains 6 of these. In addition, there is access to Banks Lake at 1 city park, 1 state park and 1 privately-owned camping resort. Please see our boat ramp page for details on public access to Banks Lake, Washington - U.S.A.

ACCESSING WASHINGTON'S OUTDOORS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

See the Washington State Parks website for handicap access to Washington's outdoors.



This information courtesy of the
Recreation.gov - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WFWD) - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
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