Pacific Lake/Lakeview Ranch
Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 10/01 - 9/30
You'll find quiet picnic and camping areas a short distance east of the Lakeview Ranch buildings and within view of the now dry Pacific and Walter Lakes. Corrals at the ranch, used sometimes to hold wild horse adoptions, are usually available for trail horses overnight.
The area boasts unique geological features such as the Odessa Craters area, 5 miles north of Odessa, Washington off Highway 21. There are a number of hiking trails in the area including the 12.5 mile Odessa to Pacific Lake Trail that winds through shrub-steppe uplands and the Lake Creek Canyon between the town of Odessa, Washington and Pacific Lake/Lakeview Ranch.
At the north end of the parcel you will find the area's only motorized use opportunity, approximately seven miles of linked two-track roads, including along nearly 3.5 miles of the Odessa to Pacific Lake Trail. This area is designated LIMITED, meaning motorized use is restricted to the road/no off-road motorized use allowed.
The Lakeview Recreation Site is located 8 miles north of Odessa, Washington. Take Highway 21 north from Odessa, go 5 miles to Lakeview Ranch Road, turn left and travel 3 miles on a gravel road to Lakeview Ranch. Be sure to plan for a 1.5 to 2 hour drive from Spokane, Washington.
There is also non-motorized access to the area from the west side of the town of Odessa on the Pacific Lake Trail, To reach the Odessa Trailhead/parking area, travel west on Hwy 28 through Odessa, go one block past N Alder St. and take a right, cross the train tracks and then turn left onto Alice Ave, continue down Alice Ave. to the end of the road where the trailhead is located.