Along the route to Mount Baker, Silver Lake is 30 miles from Bellingham and is an excellent opportunity to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city.
The lake is one of only four Whatcom County waters managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Fishing is good from the opener in late-April until late-October when it closes for stocked Rainbow Trout and Coastal Cutthroat Trout.
The fishery is easily accessible via public boat launches at the WDFW access and Silver Lake Park (Whatcom County Parks). Overnight stays (tent and cabins) and boat rental facilities are also available at the park.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access at public park
Species you might catch
Acreage: 157.30 ac.
Elevation: 766 ft.
Center: 48.978457, -122.069853
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jul 6, 2022||Rainbow||1,400||1.8||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|
|Apr 13, 2022||Rainbow||2,640||2.8||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|
|May 10, 2021||Rainbow||2,400||2.4||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|May 5, 2021||Rainbow||1,200||2.7||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 26, 2021||Rainbow||1,738||2.5||BAKER LK HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2021||Rainbow||3,220||2.3||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|
|Mar 16, 2021||Rainbow||5,000||2.3||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|
|May 18, 2020||Rainbow||2,280||1.9||WHITEHORSE POND|
|Apr 28, 2020||Rainbow||9,760||2.2||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|
|Apr 18, 2019||Rainbow||6,000||2||KENDALL CR HATCHERY|