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Description - Spectacle Lake is a 396 acre storage reservoir in the Whitestone Coulee Unit of the Okanogan-Similkameen Division of the Chief Joseph Dam Project. The 396 water-surface acres of Spectacle Lake are located near Tonasket, Washington.

Attractions - This is a Reclamation irrigation project associated with Chief Joseph Dam but not a part of the dam.

Apples, pears, cherries, and alfalfa hay are the chief crops produced in the project area. The apples are world famous for their high quality. Fish species include rainbow trout. The lake is managed as a trout fishery and possession of other species is prohibited.

Recreation - Fish species include rainbow trout. The lake is managed as a trout fishery and possession of other species is prohibited. Fishing season runs from mid-April to Oct. 1.

Climate - The climate of Washington varies within each region. The Cascades split the state and alter the weather patterns. The mountains receive large amounts of wet, heavy snow from October through May. These peaks remain snow covered throughout the year. The terrain east of the mountains receives approximately 12 inches of rainfall per year, generally much less than west of the mountains. Since the area east of the mountains is landlocked, temperatures in this region are lower during the winter months. Frequent winds coming down from the mountains also contribute to the low temperatures of eastern Washington.

Due to the coastal geography, western Washington is primarily temperate. The proximity to the ocean stabilizes the climate, making extreme temperatures very rare. The area receives large amounts of precipitation from Pacific rain and snow storms.

Location - Spectacle Lake is located about 15 miles northwest of Tonasket off U.S. 97 near Loomis, along Loomis-Oroville Road.


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Contact Information:
Spectacle Lake, Washington Department of Wildlife, 1540 Alder St. N.W. , Ephrata, WA, 98823, Phone: 509-754-4624

Additional Information:
North Cascades - The North Cascade Range is a towering mass of granite spires and prehistoric glaciers. Amid these jagged peaks, you can walk in the quiet of ancient forests, swim in seas of wildflower and peer into the glass of alpine lakes. This is sacred country for casual hikers and extreme mountaineers alike.
Washington Lakes and Reservoirs - Washington has an abundance of lakes and reservoirs managed both by USDI Fish and Wildlife and USDA National Forest Service.

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