The Quadfather wrote:This is a VERY cool resource Marc. So if I am using it correctly, take a look at plots 3626260025 and 3626260026
in Okanogan county (just S. of tonasket) This is a very small body of water right off of Hwy 97, called Crumbacher lake.
I have always wanted to hike down the road side into the lake, although there are no outbuildings, etc. It just made me wonder about land ownership..? So according to you website link, it shows a couple by the name of Oaks, having property rights splitting across the lake....
So if you look at the same plot Marc, does it look to you as though there is no legal public access?
It looks to me like it is all on private land without any public access. In searching Oakes, it appears that family owns a lot of land in that region of the state.
My experience in the past, is that if you ask a land owner politely and assure them you won't trash the property, they many times will give you permission to fish on their land. With these maps, you can find out the land owner, where he/she lives and contact them.
The important thing is if you are fishing on public land, these maps have the aerial photographs which you can print up. You can then carry it with you and see where the public property ends. Better yet, feed the boundaries into you GPS.
BTW, these maps are pretty accurate (within a few feet). I researched my mother-in-laws property this last summer. I fed the Long. & Lat. into my GPS and walked the property. I was surprised how close it was.
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