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 are also periodically stocked and provides 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.
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