Located about 6½ miles southwest of Ione on the north side of Highway SR-20 in the Colville National Forest (Elevation = 3200 feet), Frater Lake is open from the fourth Saturday in April through October 31. Westslope Cutthroat Trout fry and catchable Rainbow Trout are planted annually and fishing can be good. Northernmost of the Little Pend Oreille chain of lakes, it's the only lake in the chain without a perennial surface-water link to the others.
There is no boat launch, but car-toppers can be launched from shore.
See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility information.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Some shoreline access around lake.
Species you might catch
County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 13.60 ac.
Elevation: 3209 ft.
Center: 48.65574, -117.483704
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Apr 22, 2022||Rainbow||1,502||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 30, 2020||Rainbow||1,500||3||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 27, 2018||Rainbow||1,000||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 21, 2017||Rainbow||1,001||2.44||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 20, 2016||Rainbow||1,000||2.7||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 20, 2015||Rainbow||1,000||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 21, 2014||Rainbow||1,003||2.4||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 23, 2013||Rainbow||700||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2009||Cutthroat||502||2.6||SPOKANE HATCHERY|