Deer Lake

This small bank fishing only lake off the Tucannon River is located within the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wooten Wildlife Area.  Access to Deer Lake is gained by driving south of Rainbow Lake and hiking along an administrative road about 0.3 miles south of a locked gate. The lake is stocked with 10-12 inch rainbow trout, plus some jumbo (14 inch plus and 1.5 lb) rainbows. 

This lake is also located close to campgrounds on the Wooten Wildlife Area, U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and the KOA Campground at the Last Resort.  Camp Wooten State Park, National Forest lands, and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness are nearby.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Columbia County
Lake Acreage: 2.1
Elevation: 2,270 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

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