Rattlesnake Lake

This picturesque lake that is spring-fed by the Cedar River is located a few miles south of North Bend.  A well-developed access area managed by Seattle Public Utilities lies on the east shore has ample parking, toilets and a small gravel boat ramp. Note that the water level of the lake fluctuates significantly during the summer months depending on the accumulated snowpack in the mountains. Anglers are required to observe selective gear rules while fishing and are permitted to use electric motors for propulsion.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is accessible.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 107.60 ac.
Elevation: 915 ft.
Center: 47.430448, -121.774583
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: RATTLESNAKE LK (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 10, 2024 Rainbow 3,500 2.3 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2023 Rainbow 3,573 2.24 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 23, 2022 Rainbow 1,736 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 22, 2022 Rainbow 1,792 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 9, 2021 Rainbow 3,524 2.43 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 3, 2020 Rainbow 3,500 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 19, 2019 Rainbow 1,544 2.64 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 18, 2019 Rainbow 1,960 2.45 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 2, 2018 Rainbow 3,016 28 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Mar 6, 2017 Rainbow 3,000 2.35 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


Rattlesnake Lake
Photo by WDFW