Liberty Lake access area will close for improvements

The popular Liberty Lake Access Zone will close for construction starting September 7, but lake residents will have the option of taking their boats out of the water in October.

While the access is closed, the contractor’s teams will complete the renovations, including improving the existing boat launch, sealing and stripping the parking area, installing new signage, a new fishing dock with benches and the replacement of the current vault toilets with a new ADA double-vault accessible toilet, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Liberty Lake is one of our most used access areas in the Spokane area, and it takes a lot of wear and tear,” said Dan Dziekan, WDFW Access Manager.

“Unfortunately, the small window of time in which we can complete the work near the water means that this area will be closed for a while when it is still warm, but the result will be better access for the future. “

This $ 319,705 project is funded by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

Lake residents who would like to leave the boats in the water after September 7 will have two designated dates in October to take them out. The access area will be open for the withdrawal of boats on October 23 and 30.

The hours for doing this are still being finalized and will be announced and published later.

Because Liberty Lake has only one option for the public to launch boats, anyone looking for other places to fish or boating can visit WDFW Water Access Zones Web Page, according to the press release.

Liberty Lake is a popular lake for trout, bass, and perch fishing, as well as water sports. It opens to fishing from March 1 to October 31.

The gate to the access area is closed every year on October 31st. Construction will then continue until approximately early December.