McIntosh Lake is open the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st. McIntosh Lake is good for stocked rainbow trout nine to 11 inches with additional opportunity for 1 lb jumbos. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of yellow perch, largemouth bass, and brown bullhead catfish.
A WDFW access with boat launch and two toilets is available on the north side of the lake. There is also excellect shore access from the Yelm-Tenino Trail (Thurston County Rails-to-Trails) that runs along the south side of the lake. See Washington State Parks website.