Battle Ground Lake
Photo of Battle Ground Lake

Battle Ground Lake is known as a crater lake. Initially Battle Ground was known as a popular crappie and bass lake. Rainbow Trout have been stocked in the lake since the late 1930s and have become a very successful fishery for anglers.

Located inside Battle Ground Lake State Park about two miles northwest of the city of Battle Ground, off of Heisson Road. Thousand of Rainbow Trout and Coastal Cutthroat Trout are stocked during late winter through spring.  The lake is open year round except closed the Monday before Thanksgiving, and reopened the Friday after Thanksgiving for the "Black Friday opener". 

 The lake offers limited bank access and a dock (fee required) A Discover Pass is necessary to park at this lake. There is a small boat ramp, no combustion motors allowed. The Discover Pass is not necessary if staying in a registered campsite.Grass carp have been stocked in this lake. Fishing for or retaining grass carp is prohibited.

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Species you might catch

Black crappie
Brown bullhead
Coastal cutthroat
Grass Carp
Largemouth bass
White sturgeon

Lake Information

Clark County
Lake Acreage: 25.4
Elevation: 509 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports