Manastash Lake lies nineteen miles west of Ellensburg and includes a 4x4 drive on some rugged mountain roads. This year-round fishing location can be a consistent producer of 8- to 14-inch eastern brook trout. Rainbow trout fry planted in 2010 have grown to catchable size (12+ inches) and is now providing additional angling opportunities. Midsummer algae blooms have become heavier in recent years and can make fishing tough by late summer.
This high-elevation lake (5063 feet) is usually accessible to four-wheel drive vehicles by late May.