This releatively deep lake is primarily managed for Riainbow trout and Kokanee. Ward Lake is open the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st. The lake supports good harvest opportunity for hatchery rainbow trout 9-15" and kokanee up to 15" as well as naturally producing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, cutthroat trout and rock bass. Rainbow trout are typically caught trolling lures or still-fishing bait under a bobber. Success targeting kokannee is found while fishing with downriggers or leaded line with a baited wedding ring or spoon. Bank fishing includes the area around the boat launch on the East side of the lake and at Ward Lake Park on the South end.
The WDFW access has a boat launch and two toilets.