Lower Loch Katrine

A logging road walk across Hancock Timber Co. land leads to this lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This wooded lake is enhanced by a small island on the north end. Fishing can be good here for medium-sized Rainbow Trout; some shore fishing is possible and a raft allows for more opportunities. Campsites are available.

Getting here:

Hancock Timber Day Pass may be required. I-90 east Exit 27, take left and continue onto SE N.Bend Way past the Casino. Take left onto Meadowbrook Way SE, cross river and take a right on SE Reinig Rd continuing ~ 1.8m to its end. Take left on 468th Ave SE which will become N. Ford Rd SE; bear left uphil at SE 72nd intersection & you will soon leave pavement-rd can have many potholes. Follow N. Fork County Road eventually crossing N. Fork Snoq river and at approx 12.1m park across from a yellow gate on your right. Follow road thru yellow gate ~0.7 miles, take left then continue uphill another ~2.8 miles until reaching Loch Katrine, 1350' gain.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 49.70 ac.
Elevation: 2904 ft.
TRS: T25R09E SEC24
Center: 47.636739, -121.606018
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: LOCH KATRINE (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Sep 8, 2007 Rainbow 760 370 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 2, 2004 Cutthroat 80 615 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 5, 2002 Golden Trout 750 625 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Release Location: LOCH KATRINE LWR (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Sep 23, 1996 Cutthroat 40 710 TOKUL CR HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Lower Loch Katrine
Photo by WDFW