Getting Started Lakes

Hiker overlooking one of Washington's High LakesWe have selected a small subset of high lakes that have reasonable access that will allow you to dip your toes into high lakes adventure. Some of these lakes require a short hike while others can be accessed by vehicle. These starter lakes are intended to give you the feeling of how alpine lakes fishing works and help you determine whether you are interested in pursuing this sector of recreational fishing further. 

 


Chelan County

Ann LakeLat: 48.506692
Long: -120.757152
TRS: T35R17E SEC29
County5,480 feet18.5 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Heather LakeLat: 47.855505
Long: -121.130900
TRS: T27R13E SEC4
County3,957 feet83.8 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Hidden (Allen) LakeLat: 47.820360
Long: -120.814404
TRS: T27R16E SEC23
County2,271 feet8.1 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Kokanee, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
HopeLat: 47.699054
Long: -121.090130
TRS: T26R13E SEC35
County4,390 feet1.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Lost LakeLat: 47.814528
Long: -120.921433
TRS: T27R15E SEC25
County4,934 feet25.9 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Rainy LakeLat: 48.501215
Long: -120.737852
TRS: T35R17E SEC28
County4,795 feet53.1 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Schaefer LakeLat: 47.962722
Long: -120.842610
TRS: T29R16E SEC34
County5,135 feet80.8 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
SquareLat: 47.646913
Long: -121.120015
TRS: T25R13E SEC22
County4,994 feet73.3 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
TrapLat: 47.674429
Long: -121.123980
TRS: T25R13E SEC10
County5,175 feet12.6 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
ValhallaLat: 47.789760
Long: -121.100840
TRS: T27R13E SEC35
County4,834 feet24.0 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Wolverine LakeLat: 47.650614
Long: -121.112593
TRS: T25R13E SEC22
County5,045 feet8.5 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

King County

Annette LakeLat: 47.358964
Long: -121.474328
TRS: T22R10E SEC25
County3,624 feet18.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Bear LakeLat: 47.573663
Long: -121.394877
TRS: T24R11E SEC15
County3,614 feet45.8 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Lake trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Copper LakeLat: 47.602358
Long: -121.333052
TRS: T24R12E SEC3
County3,965 feet132.0 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Deception LakesLat: 47.634804
Long: -121.139732
TRS: T25R13E SEC28
County5,057 feet18.2 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Dorothy LakeLat: 47.579806
Long: -121.385930
TRS: T24R11E SEC10
County3,062 feet260.9 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Fisher LakeLat: 47.638719
Long: -121.219739
TRS: T25R12E SEC26
County4,767 feet56.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Golden trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Glacier LakeLat: 47.657111
Long: -121.144188
TRS: T25R13E SEC16
County4,810 feet50.2 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Hester LakeLat: 47.508764
Long: -121.393627
TRS: T23R11E SEC3
County3,890 feet64.8 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Lodge LakeLat: 47.409483
Long: -121.430161
TRS: T22R11E SEC8
County3,130 feet9.0 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Lower Loch KatrineLat: 47.636739
Long: -121.606018
TRS: T25R09E SEC24
County2,904 feet49.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Golden trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Lower Tuscohatchie LakeLat: 47.438792
Long: -121.496534
TRS: T23R10E SEC35
County3,424 feet30.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Marmot LakeLat: 47.612094
Long: -121.188206
TRS: T24R13E5 SEC35
County4,935 feet128.0 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Marten LakeLat: 47.592680
Long: -121.514670
TRS: T24R10E SEC2
County2,963 feet37.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
PhilippaLat: 47.610263
Long: -121.620167
TRS: T25R09E SEC35
County3,350 feet121.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Rockdale LakeLat: 47.389713
Long: -121.430084
TRS: T22R11E SEC17
County3,548 feet2.8 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Snoqualmie LakeLat: 47.566558
Long: -121.412832
TRS: T24R11E SEC16
County3,151 feet123.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Lake trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Snow LakeLat: 47.467698
Long: -121.456444
TRS: T23R11E SEC19
County4,020 feet152.8 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Surprise LakeLat: 47.667980
Long: -121.140727
TRS: T25R13E SEC16
County4,512 feet22.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Kittitas County

Deep LakeLat: 47.546550
Long: -121.141979
TRS: T24R14E SEC30
County4,386 feet39.9 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Joe LakeLat: 47.467748
Long: -121.337478
TRS: T23R12E SEC22
County4,628 feet28.7 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Pete LakeLat: 47.475873
Long: -121.235953
TRS: T23R13E SEC20
County2,984 feet36.5 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Spectacle LakeLat: 47.461903
Long: -121.280689
TRS: T23R12E SEC24
County4,264 feet77.8 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Stirrup LakeLat: 47.295299
Long: -121.424478
TRS: T21R11E SEC20
County3,550 feet8.9 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Waptus LakeLat: 47.503410
Long: -121.177974
TRS: T23R13E SEC11
County2,967 feet255.2 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Lewis County

Bertha May LakeLat: 46.698470
Long: -121.936355
TRS: T14R07E SEC16
County4,059 feet19.2 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Blue LakeLat: 46.397370
Long: -121.700618
TRS: T11R09E SEC33
County4,062 feet121.7 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Cora LakeLat: 46.688040
Long: -121.890534
TRS: T14R07E SEC23
County3,834 feet25.7 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Granite LakeLat: 46.696858
Long: -121.926074
TRS: T14R07E SEC16
County4,179 feet26.7 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Knuppenburg LakeLat: 46.628678
Long: -121.417980
TRS: T13R11E SEC10
County4,105 feet2.3 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Brown trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
WaluptLat: 46.417023
Long: -121.463168
TRS: T11R11E SEC29
County3,930 feet381.6 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Okanogan County

Scatter LakeLat: 48.470841
Long: -120.517377
TRS: T34R19E SEC6
County7,052 feet6.9 acresOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Pierce County

Summit LakeLat: 47.039674
Long: -121.831477
TRS: T18R08E SEC18
County5,443 feet21.5 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Skagit County

Slide LakeLat: 48.430710
Long: -121.348826
TRS: T34R11E SEC14
County3,114 feet30.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Skamania County

Big Mosquito LakeLat: 46.127900
Long: -121.759193
TRS: T07R08E SEC2
County3,896 feet26.6 acresGifford Pinchot National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Tiger trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Snohomish County

ByrneLat: 48.111144
Long: -121.215561
TRS: T30R12E SEC1
County5,548 feet48.8 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout, Golden trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Coal LakeLat: 48.112306
Long: -121.516638
TRS: T30R10E SEC3
County3,384 feet6.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Heather LakeLat: 48.068413
Long: -121.782117
TRS: T30R08E SEC21
County2,399 feet13.9 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Janus LakeLat: 47.827248
Long: -121.094914
TRS: T27R13E SEC14
County4,150 feet28.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Lower Ashland LakeLat: 48.027604
Long: -121.726507
TRS: T29R08E SEC1
County2,674 feet10.6 acres
What fish are here?Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
PearLat: 47.879287
Long: -121.171111
TRS: T28R13E SEC32
County4,813 feet29.3 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
SereneLat: 47.781821
Long: -121.570379
TRS: T27R10E SEC31
County2,525 feet49.9 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Upper (Big) Greider LakeLat: 47.954793
Long: -121.582547
TRS: T29R09E SEC36
County2,936 feet59.0 acres
What fish are here?Golden trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Whatcom County

ArbuthnotLat: 48.859145
Long: -121.723004
TRS: T39R08E SEC23
County4,770 feet6.9 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
HayesLat: 48.857338
Long: -121.721621
TRS: T39R08E SEC23
County4,782 feet12.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
MazamaLat: 48.850366
Long: -121.722751
TRS: T39R08E SEC23
County4,708 feet1.6 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Cutthroat trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.

Yakima County

CougarLat: 46.812707
Long: -121.440605
TRS: T15R11E SEC4
County5,019 feet78.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Swamp LakeLat: 46.833117
Long: -121.433422
TRS: T16R11E SEC33
County4,799 feet50.5 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Twin Sisters - BigLat: 46.739113
Long: -121.381703
TRS: T14R11E SEC1
County5,157 feet103.0 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Golden trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
Twin Sisters - LittleLat: 46.735167
Long: -121.369921
TRS: T14R11E SEC1
County5,188 feet40.4 acresMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
What fish are here?Brook trout, Rainbow trout*DIRECTIONS Google   Bing
*DIRECTIONS: Google and Bing mapping applications show the location of the lake and provide general driving directions. Research trails and trail conditions before going.