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Blue Lake

5 mile hike to get to the lake.

Photograph of Blue Lake

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle WA, 98377 (360.497.1100)
Driving Directions: From Randle WA: Go south on 25 Rd, left on 23 Rd (which parallels Lower Cispus River), left on 21 Rd to Blue Lake Creek Campground. Trail 274 goes to lake.
Fish Species: Cutthroat, rainbow, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Blue Lake Creek

Walupt Lake

Motors on boats are allowed. Selective gear rules = only unscented artificial flies or lures with one barbless single hook are allowed; bait is prohibited; fish may be released until the daily limit is retained. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules for more information.

Walupt Lake

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle WA, 98377 (360.497.1100)
Driving Directions: From Packwood: go south on Hwy 12, left on 21 Rd, left on 2160 Rd
Fish Species: Cutthroat, rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round, (all inlets closed year-round)
Campgrounds: Walupt Lake Campground, Walupt Lake Horse Camp

Takhlakh Lake

Electric motors only.

Takhlakh Lake

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle WA, 98377 (360.497.1100)
Driving Directions: From Randle WA: Go south on 25 Rd, left on 23 Rd (which parallels Lower Cispus River), left on 21 Rd, right on 5601 Rd.
Fish Species: Cutthroat, rainbow, brown, and brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round 

Forlorn Lake

No boat motors allowed.

Photo of Forlorn Lakes

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: FS Road 6035
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round 

Steamboat Lake

No boat motors allowed.

Steamboat Lake

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: FS Road 8854
Fish Species: Brown Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round 

Goose Lake

Electric motors only.

Goose Lake

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: FS Road 60
Fish Species: Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round 

Indian Heaven Wilderness Lakes

No motors allowed on boats. Camping is prohibited within 100’ of lakes. This area gets a lot of use, although the abundant mosquitoes help with crowd control.

Indian Heaven Area lake

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: Various trails off FS Road 65 and FS Road 24
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Camping is prohibited within 100’ of lakes.

Soda Peaks Lake

No motors allowed on boats.

Soda Peaks Lake

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: FS Road 6035
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round 

Mt. Margaret Backcountry Lakes

Access to the Mt Margaret backcountry area is by permit only. Most of this area was impacted by the eruption of Mt Saint Helens Volcano in 1980.

Mt Margaret Backcountry Lakes

More Information: Contact Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Surrounding Area, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601 (360.247.3900)
Driving Directions: From Coldwater Lake (211 Trail) or Independence Pass Trailhead (227 Trail)
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Restricted to identified sites along the trail system

Mosquito Lakes

Electric motors only.

Mosquito Lake

More Information: Contact Mt Adams Ranger Station, 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA, 98650 (509.395.3400)
Driving Directions: FS Roads 24, 8851
Fish Species: Eastern Brook Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round

Lake Scanewa

See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules for more information.

lake Scanewa

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle WA, 98377 (360.497.1100)
Driving Directions: 5 miles (east) from Taidnapam Park (at west end of Riffe Lake)
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Summer, Fall, Winter

Riffe Reservoir

This reservoir was created by the damming of the Cowlitz River.

Riffle Reservoir

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle WA, 98377 (360.497.1100)
Driving Directions: Follow signs from Hwy 12 to Taidnapam Park (at west end of Riffe Lake)
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, coho
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round

Swift Reservoir

Difficult to fish from shore because of steep banks, high winds likely in the afternoon.

Swift Reservoir

More Information: Contact Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Surrounding Area, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601 (360.247.3900)
Driving Directions: FS 90 Road at east end of the reservoir
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Whitefish, and Bull Trout (note – Bull Trout are listed as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act and are illegal to keep)
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Swift Forest Camp

Mayfield Reservoir

This reservoir was created by the damming of the Cowlitz River.

Mayfield Reservoir

More Information: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, POB 670, Randle, WA, 98377 (360.497.1100) 
Driving Directions: Follow signs from Hwy 12 to Ike Kinswa State Park
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Coho, Tiger Musky
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round