Lewis River

Area Status: Open
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Lewis River

The Lewis River starts in the Cascades at Mount Adams approximately 75 miles northeast of Portland, OR and runs to the Columbia River. It flows through Gifford Pinchot National Forest, across central Skamania County, passing south of Mount St. Helens. A few towns along the Lewis River include Cougar, WA and Woodland, WA.

Fishing opportunities: Catch and release from Eagle Cliff Bridge to lower falls including all tributaries.

Major Trail: Lewis River Trail

Nearby Campgrounds:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Permit Info: Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for fishing information
Restrictions: Selective gear rules = only unscented artificial flies or lures with one barbless single hook are allowed; bait is prohibited.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA; Woodland, WA
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

Forest Road 90 parallels the Lewis River.

Curly Creek Falls Trailhead

Lewis River/Quartz Creek Trailhead


General Notes:
  • 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 (atificial lures only)
  • Angling Season: First Sat. in June to Oct. 31
     

Directions:

Forest Road 90 parallels the Lewis River.
 


Directions:

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Road 90 parallels the Lewis River.
 


General Notes:
  • 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: Summer, Fall
     

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