White Pass Day Use/Boat Launch/Trailhead


White Pass Lake (Leech Lake) is a popular fly fishing lake as well as a traihead for access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that accesses William O. Douglas Wilderness.

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Fees $5/Vehicle/Day
Permit Info: For those entering the William O. Douglas Wilderness a Wilderness Pass is required and can be found at the trailhead.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Naches Ranger District, (509) 653 1401

General Information


From Packwood WA head east on US-12 for about 21 miles to White Pass Lake (Leech Lake). Take Forest Road 498 and follow road around end of lake to trailhead and boat launch.


Parking for four vehicles

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