Spanaway Lake is open year round and offers good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout. Spanaway Lake has some of the best fishing for rock bass in the area. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass and yellow perch can be good in the spring and summer months, while fishing for black crappie usually picks ups in September to November.
Access to the lake is available via Spanaway Lake County Park on the northeast shore. The facility offers a boat ramp, bank access, and restrooms.