Many people have their year-long residence on Long Lake which is close to Spokane. Long Lake is created by Long Lake Dam which is a hydroelectric producing facility. This area is about 15 miles from my home. (24K). Numerous birds and waterfowl make this area home, as well as chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits. In the summertime an occassional black bear in search of huckleberries can be seen along the trails.