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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2018, 11:24:29 AM »
I heard a rumor that WDFW had purchased the Chapmen resort from the family, as well as a previously planned alternative access tract of land, is there any truth to this? And if so when can the Washington sportsman and sportswomen expect to be granted access to the lake we have paid through license fees and tax dollars to stock for the last 5+ years?


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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2018, 09:15:16 PM »
I heard a rumor that WDFW had purchased the Chapmen resort from the family, as well as a previously planned alternative access tract of land, is there any truth to this? And if so when can the Washington sportsman and sportswomen expect to be granted access to the lake we have paid through license fees and tax dollars to stock for the last 5+ years?



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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2018, 07:05:36 AM »
I guess I'll believe when I see it with access to Chapman Lake. A few years ago WDFW  sent me a Email acting like the deed was close to being done and what I would like to see? I requested some consideration for shore fishermen with a possible easement to the neighboring DNR land.

I recall a drive-by at the start of all this crap and witnessing some locals taking the DNR/State signs off the walk-in easement gate to transfer to their lockout road gate or just plain destroy. These signs have never been replaced by the DNR. Days after, someone took a chain and pulled down the road block gate.
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2018, 09:23:28 AM »
I guess I'll believe when I see it with access to Chapman Lake. A few years ago WDFW  sent me a Email acting like the deed was close to being done and what I would like to see? I requested some consideration for shore fishermen with a possible easement to the neighboring DNR land.

I recall a drive-by at the start of all this crap and witnessing some locals taking the DNR/State signs off the walk-in easement gate to transfer to their lockout road gate or just plain destroy. These signs have never been replaced by the DNR. Days after, someone took a chain and pulled down the road block gate.

Using ONX maps the property surrounding the DNR is owned by the same folks who control the land where the resort used to be.
Kaplan, Neeley,Ficere on the north end it's Bell. I would guess thats why they are pulling down the signage.
And true to form the WDFW releases the majority of the kokanee in a lake with no public access.
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2018, 01:10:08 PM »
The walk-thru easement gate (still in place minus the stolen State signs) is further to the South on the main road with a very narrow parking strip. This area has been a DNR access point for years. The maps I saw years ago showed the West and Southwest area of Chapman Lake to be DNR (public) property. Unfortunately, in past dealings with the WA DNR, I have found them to be less than supportive of sportsmen and when you do see a map of a DNR Regional Area, hunting or even fishing are seldom to never mentioned as "Recreational Opportunity".
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2018, 07:29:45 PM »
I spoke to Dave Harsh, Land Manager, Rivers District, for DNR today on the phone. He created and emailed me a map showing the Chapman public land and access point. It's a hike but can be done. Not sure how Ridgeratt is going to drag the 18' Hewes in from the road though.


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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2018, 07:53:17 PM »
Once maybe.   :chuckle:           Are you up to dragging the boat in?

E-10 I would like to thank you for taking the interest in this to try to get solution. 
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2018, 05:32:28 AM »
Here's the latest from RCO.WA.GOV about Chapman. At last some daylight and answers.

https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=16-2313

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2018, 05:42:39 AM »
That appears they are going to start this next month. 

But then says completion of 01/2021.

I have to give you credit!! Your a persistent little fella.    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2018, 05:59:13 AM »
Thank you E-10, great channeled scabland site with a very interesting history

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2018, 05:54:16 AM »
Big thank you for your research, E-10.
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2018, 09:02:03 AM »
E-10 still waiting on an answer on dragging the boat in?    :dunno:

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »
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That appears they are going to start this next month. 

But then says completion of 01/2021.

Not really sure why it will take three years to drop in a containment tank, pour or place a prefab a launch. grade and pave a parking lot or two, construct a picnic shelter and float a lego dock. There is already a road and mostly level site at the old launch site. Even if they demolish and haul every building on site (accounting for abatement if necessary) Design, bidding process, demo, and construction should take less than six months.

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2018, 10:56:59 AM »
Here is a look at the plans and proposals

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2018, 11:35:27 AM »
Here is the link to the FINAL Chapman lake Access Development PowerPoint

https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshotAttachmentData.aspx?id=293347

 


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