Pacific Lake Recreation Site - Lakeview Ranch

Near Odessa, Washington

Pacific Lake Recreation Site - Lakeview Ranch does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

Pacific Lake Recreation Site is located 1/3-mile east of the historic Lakeview Ranch barn and corrals. The recreation site provides three quiet picnic and/or camping sites (each with picnic table and fire ring) in a shrub-steppe ecosystem, and with views to columnar basalt formations rising up along the opposite lake edge. Due to a declining aquifer, Pacific Lake was completely dry from 2004 – 2016, and is currently at a very low level.

Recreational activities in this area include picnicking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, wildflower viewing, photography, and natural history appreciation. Nearby is a seven-mile motorized recreation route restricted to on-trail riding only. Several hiking trails are also available.

The 12.5-mile Odessa to Pacific Lake Trail links the town of Odessa, Washington and Pacific Lake Recreation Site. It crosses shrub-steppe uplands, and Lake Creek Canyon.

The Odessa Craters Loop Trail trailhead/parking lot is alongside WA-21 just 6.6 miles north of Odessa, WA. Hikers of the 1.5-mile loop trail experience views to multiple geologic feature craters.

The Cache Crater Accessible Trail trailhead/parking lot is alongside WA-21 just 7.1 miles north of Odessa, WA. The 1/6-mile graveled wheelchair accessible trail leads to an overlook of this geologic feature.

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Point of Interest:

Plentiful columnar basalt formations and other scenic views can be found within Lake Creek Canyon. Some hikers and horseback riders access and explore the canyon via trail connecting the canyon north of Bob’s Lake to Lakeview Ranch Loop Road.