Swamp Lake

Swamp is an open and pleasant lake with areas of shallow and grassy shoreline that include some meadowy bogs. The wide expanse of sparkling clear water can make fishing interesting for regularly stocked Rainbow Trout and naturally reproducing Eastern Brook Trout.

Several established campsites are available and the area is popular with hikers and equestrians alike.

Getting here:

From 410/Chinook Pass Hwy turn onto the Bumping River Road & proceed past Bumping Lake onto a dirt road to the USFS Rd #1800 junction. Continue on Rd #1800 until it ends at Trail Head #970. Hike Trail #970 (with ford of upper Bumping River) to Swamp Lake (approx. 4 miles).

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 50.50 ac.
Elevation: 4799 ft.
TRS: T16R11E SEC33
Center: 46.833117, -121.433422
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: SWAMP LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jul 5, 2023 Rainbow 1,804 376 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 28, 2019 Rainbow 1,792 210 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 18, 2015 Rainbow 1,760 220 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 15, 2011 Rainbow 810 153 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 25, 2007 Rainbow 2,600 475 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 1, 2003 Rainbow 2,610 435 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 8, 1998 Rainbow 2,564 442 NACHES 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