Wilderness Lake

The primary fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, and resident Largemouth Bass.

This lake is one of only ten waters in King County managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.

The WDFW access has a shallow, gravel boat ramp best suited for car-toppers and inflatable watercraft. Ample bank access is available at Lake Wilderness Park (City of Maple Valley) on the northwest shore.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shoreline and fishing pier at public park

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 65.90 ac.
Elevation: 468 ft.
Center: 47.374573, -122.035608
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Rainbow trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Excellent fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity

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