This lake is located off the North Cascades Scenic Highway to the northwest of Washington Pass at 4935 feet. It is a very pretty lake, very easy to hike to, and chocked full of an abundance of easy to catch Westslope Cutthroat Trout that average about 7 inches; perfect for pan frying. There is a short formal trail to the lake.

Getting here:

If you are heading east on the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20), go 4.4 miles east from Washington Pass and turn left onto the well signed paved road to the Cutthroat Lake trailhead. If you are heading west on the North Cascade Highway, it is 25 miles from the town of Winthrop to the turn off. Drive this trail access road for 1 mile to the parking lot. The trail is just under 2 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain to the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 8.80 ac.
Elevation: 4940 ft.
TRS: T35R17E SEC13
Center: 48.540542, -120.680343
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