Wenatchee Lake

Fifteen miles north of Leavenworth. Several campgrounds and access areas surround the lake. This natural lake does not provide a significant resident trout fishery.

 Sockeye salmon are angler's main focus on this lake. The WDFW strives to manage sockeye abundance to the point where consistent annual sport fisheries can occur. Check local newspapers, the WDFW web site, or with the WDFW regional office in Ephrata for the latest information. The lake is closed to fishing for Bull Trout so anglers are reminded to carefully release all Bull Trout that are incidentally caught. This lake is the main rearing area for these native char in the Wenatchee basin. Bull Trout are a species of concern and thus their season is closed throughout most of the state.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
State Parks and USFS land bordering the lake provide fair shoreline access.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 2426.70 ac.
Elevation: 1872 ft.
Center: 47.82267, -120.777756
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