Placid Lake (Skamania County)

Placid Lake is located in the northwest side of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. It is a beautiful lake planted annually with cutthroat fry. The lake is shallow around most of the shoreline, so wading works best if fishing from shore to access the deeper water. Float tubes work great too. This lake is easily accessible for day hiking and fishing. Lake is usually accessible by late May early June depending on snowmelt. Mosquitos can be quite bad until late summer.

Getting here:

Access to Placid Lake starts at the parking lot of the Placid Lake Trail #29. The trail is short easy walk through the woods to the lake, maybe a half mile.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 16.50 ac.
Elevation: 4046 ft.
TRS: T06R08E SEC5
Center: 46.041575, -121.816979
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: PLACID LK (SKAM)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 24, 2021 Cutthroat 1,800 362 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Aug 31, 2020 Cutthroat 2,000 490 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Oct 1, 2019 Cutthroat 1,800 460 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 14, 2016 Cutthroat 2,000 255 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Aug 24, 2015 Cutthroat 1,800 324.7 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Aug 25, 2014 Cutthroat 2,000 355.8 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 3, 2013 Cutthroat 1,858 413 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 15, 2012 Cutthroat 2,000 330 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 20, 2011 Cutthroat 1,803 243.7 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 18, 2010 Cutthroat 2,016 280 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY