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YOCUM

There are two access routes into Yocum Lake. Each in independent from the other. Both are roads exiting off of LeClerc Creek Road. The south entrance road is about 1/4 mile north of the old Chapel Hill Store. This road will take you up to the south end of the lake where there is a rough boat launch. Small trailered aluminum boats can be launched from there if you have a 4 x 4 vehicle. The ramp is uneven and quite steep. Otherwise it is a good launch for car-topper boats, float tubes and canoes.
The north road is about 1/4 to 1/2 mile north of the south road. It is about the same type of road as the south. It ends at the north end of the lake and is the only access to the unimproved campsites on the west side of the lake. Access to the lake is steep, so only small car top boats, tubes & canoes can be launched for this area. There is no longer a road access to the lake from the W. Branch of LeClerc Creek Rd. It has been closed to public access.

Yocum Lake in located in grizzly country as is Petit Lake, which is 11 miles to the east. Cougars have also been sited in this area. Marc Martyn

If you cross the Pend Oreille River, eastbound at Usk Washington, you will need to turn north and drive about 30 miles. Keep an eye out for an old abandoned building marked Chapel Hill General Store & Resort. Go 1.3 more miles and turn right up a sandy road. In about 50 or 60 feet is a hard to see Forest Service Road marker. If the numbers read 1900 across the top of the sign, and 096 down the sign then you’re on the right road. The sign is kind of hard to see so you will need to look sharp. That’s where you will want to turn your hubs in and go 4X4 from there on. Drive in 1.7 miles to the T and turn left. Go .1 more miles and you are there. It’s only 1.8 miles, but you will be tired of the road by then. By Lotech Joe