Rockdale Lake

Winter cross-country skiers may unknowingly glide by this small pond located in the Snoqualmie ski area. In the summer, anglers can drive a series of dirt roads to reach it. Fishing can be good for Coastal Cutthroat Trout but spin fishermen may pay for their catch in snagged lures; be wary of submerged logs! Shore fishing area is limited, please tread lightly.

Getting here:

Take I90 eastbound exit #54-Hyak ski area and take a right. Continue onto Hyak Dr E, then turn right onto Snoqualmie Drive. In ~ 1/2m turn right on the dirt road and negotiate your way uphill to the intersection called "Grand Junction" during ski season. Bear left and you will soon be at the pond.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 2.80 ac.
Elevation: 3548 ft.
TRS: T22R11E SEC17
Center: 47.389713, -121.430084
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: ROCKDALE LK (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Sep 15, 2023 Cutthroat 250 421 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 14, 2021 Cutthroat 250 256 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 12, 2019 Cutthroat 250 330 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 27, 2017 Cutthroat 250 253 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 16, 2015 Cutthroat 250 305 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 11, 2013 Cutthroat 250 382 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 21, 2011 Cutthroat 250 281 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 10, 2009 Cutthroat 250 252 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Jul 15, 2007 Cutthroat 250 166 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 29, 2005 Cutthroat 250 263 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