Featured Lakes

Wynoochee Lake

Wynoochee Lake is a 4.4 mile long, 11,000 acre reservoir on the upper Wynochee River. Maximum depth is about 175 feet. With an elevation of only 800 ft, the lake is accessible year-round. Evergreen conifers and hardwoods provide a beautifully wooded setting around the lake. Along with picknicking, swimming, boating and fishing oppurtunities, hiking along the 16 mile Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail provides for some beautiful scenery and some more discrete fishing spots. See Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife sport fishing rules for more information.
Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking: 16 miles
Driving Directions: Approximately 37 miles west of Olympia on SR 8/ SR12. Just past Montesano head north on Wynoochee Road (FS 22). Take FS 2270 to access the east side of the lake or FS 2294 to access the west side and campgrounds.
Fish Species: Cutthroat trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campground: Coho Campground offers 58 sites, of which more than half are reservable. Three of the sites contain yurts, which are also available for reservation with each accommodating a maximum of six people and two vehicles. Camping fees range from $16 for walk-in sites to $65 for the yurts. Coho has flush toilets, drinking water and trash collection, as well as picnic tables, campfire rings and a paved road. Trails and a boat ramp are also available. An RV dump station is located just outside the campground on Forest Road 2294.

 

Lower Lena Lake

Lena Lake is only accessible by trail. Located within the Hamma Hamma watershed at 1,800 feet in elevation this 55 acre lake is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Along with fishing, the area also provides great backcountry camping, mountain climbing, picknicking and swimming oppurtunities. Upper Lena Lake (elevation 4,450 ft.) is located 4 miles up the trail from Lower Lena Lake in the Olympic National Park. Due to heavy use in these areas, extra care should be given by anglers to Leave-no-trace and camp only in designated areas. For complete rules and regulations contact Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (360) 902-2500.
Vehicle/Fishing Access:
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking
: 3.2 miles
Driving Directions: Take Hwy 101 14 miles north of Hoodsport to FS 25 (Hamma Hamma Recreation Area) head west on FS 25 for 8 miles to the Lena Lake Trailhead (TR#810).
Fish Species: Brook trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Lena Lake Campground is located on the western shore of the lake and contains 29 backcountry campsites. Fire rings and a composting toilet are available, however potable water is not and all water used for consumption should be treated. No fees are required at the campground but a valid federal Recreation Pass is required at the trailhead. Lena Lake and Campground are very popular recreation sites for visitors to the Olympic National Forest. Lena Creek Campground is also available near the trailhead on FS 25 if visitors arrive too late to hike in.

 

Lake Cushman

Lake Cushman (elevation 700 ft.) is a large 4,000 acre reservoir created by the damming of the North Fork Skokomish River. The Lake is within National Forest, tribal and private land, so visitors should remember to get permission before fishing private land. The Lake is overlooked by several beautiful peaks including Mt. Ellinor, Lightning Peak and Mt. Rose, providing for many scenic views around the lake. Lake Cushman is consistently stocked with Kokanee and Cutthroat. For complete rules and regulations contact Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (360) 902-2500. NOTE: Bull trout/ native char are present in Lake Cushman. They are listed as a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Please carefully release any Bull Trout hooked.
Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking:
Driving Directions
: Hwy 101 to Hoodsport then head northwest on Lake Cushman road (SR 119)
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee, and chinook Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Skokomish Park Campground (formerly Camp Cushman) is available to visitors and includes 50 reservable campsites for both tents and R.V.s as well as a boat ramp and potable water. Several campgrounds are available in the areas surrounding the lake in both the Olympic National Park and Forest. Contact Hood Canal Ranger District for details (360) 765-2200.





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