Lake Ellen is open year-round, and is located fourteen miles north of Inchelium, at 2300 feet elevation in the Colville National Forest. This lake was rehabilitated in fall 2008 to remove illegally introduced warmwater species, which have been illegally reintroduced and are present in the lake again. Catchable Rainbow Trout are planted each spring to carry the fishery, which is greatly hindered by competition from overabundant and stunted warmwater species. Fishing for all species is only fair. A developed U.S. Forest Service campground is available.
See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility information.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - There are numerous shoreline access sites including several pull-offs along the Forest Service road that can be used for fishing.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 75.50 ac.
Elevation: 2266 ft.
Center: 48.498261, -118.259807
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Apr 18, 2022||Rainbow||2,003||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 29, 2020||Rainbow||1,002||3||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 20, 2018||Rainbow||2,003||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 19, 2017||Rainbow||2,000||2.9||FORD HATCHERY|
|Apr 18, 2017||Rainbow||2,000||2.44||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 14, 2016||Rainbow||2,004||2.65||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 20, 2015||Rainbow||2,133||2.7||FORD HATCHERY|
|Apr 16, 2015||Rainbow||2,005||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 23, 2014||Rainbow||3,000||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2013||Rainbow||2,175||2.5||SPOKANE HATCHERY|