Lakes in Lewis County



Airport Lake (4 Acres)

Elevation 175ft. Max Depth 12ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Pumpkinseed.

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Alder Lake (2931 acres)

This large reservoir covers parts of Pierce (1690 acres), Thurston (1117 acres), and Lewis (124 acres) counties. It has several boat ramps and good bank access. Primary species include rainbow, cutthroat, kokanee, largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie and bullhead catfish. The season is open year-round. Disabled accessibility at Tacoma City Light park - Level 1. WCT, Blk Tpa, dp, docks, mooring.
Alder Lake Park
History on the town of Alder
Riffe and Alder Lake Flooded town pictures

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Art Lake (1.5 acres)

Elevation 3760 ft. Holds cutthroat.

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Bee Tree Lake

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Bertha May Lakes (30 acres)

Upper lake elevation is 4055ft. Hold's cutthroat, brook and Rainbow trout.

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Blue Lake (128 acres)

A high Mountain Lake at 4058 ft. With an average depth of 50 ft. This lakes hold's some Rainbows, Eastern Brook trout and Cutthroat.

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Bluff Lake (8 acres)

Elevation is 3900 ft. Hold's Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat.

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Borst Lake

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Buck Creek Beaver Ponds

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Carlisle Lake (20.3 acres)

Elevation 500ft. Fish Species Present: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Warmouth.

This popular opening-day lake near Onalaska will receive a generous plant of catchable-size (8-10 inches) rainbow trout for opening day, plus some broodstock (20-26 inches) rainbows, jumbo rainbows (10-12 inches) and several thousand brown trout. An additional rainbow plant will be made in May. Carlisle also has largemouth bass, with a 14-inch minimum size limit for bass. Public access is available. Internal combustion engines are not allowed.


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Chambers Lake (14.4 acres)

Elevation 4438 ft. Hold's Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat

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Cora Lake (28 acres)

Elevation 3900 ft. Hold's Cutthroat, Rainbow and Brook Trout.

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Davis Lake (18 Acres)

Elevation 940ft. Max Depth 18ft. Fish Species present: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Warmouth.

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Dumbell Lake (41.6 acres)

Elevation is 5200 ft. Holds Rainbows, Cuthtroat and Brook Trout. A shallow lake less then 10 feet deep in most places.

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Emerick Lake

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Fort Borst Park Lake (5 acres)

Located in Fort Borst Park near Centralia, this family fishing lake (juveniles or licensed adults when accompanied by a juvenile) is stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout for opening day. This lake has also been selected to receive a bonus plant of large triploid rainbow trout (averaging 1-1/2 pounds apiece). These sterile fish can grow to trophy size if not harvested. Open season runs from the last Saturday in April through February 28.

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Frying Pan Lake (23 acres)

Elevation 4850 ft. Holds Rainbows, Cutthroat and Brook Trout.

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Glacier Lake

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Goat Lake

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Horseshoe lake (4 acres)

Located 1.5 miles southwest of Centralia, this lake holds spiny rays.

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Hugo Lake

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Jackpot Lake

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Jess Lake

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Jug Lake

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Knuppenburg lake

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Lilly Lake

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Lone Tree Lake

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Long Lake

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Lost Hat Lake

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Mayfield Lake (2,200 ACRES)

Elevation 450ft. Max Depth 185ft. Fish Species Present: Rainbow Trout, Tiger Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead.

Mayfield Dam, Tacoma's first dam on the Cowlitz River was officially dedicated and energized on March 30, 1963. Home of the prized Tiger muskie. This lake also holds rainbow trout.

Mayfield Lake Park

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Merrill Lake

This Lake has rainbow trout, brown trout (special regulations apply to this lake).

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Mineral Lake (277 acres)

More than 100,000 fingerling rainbows are planted each year, and good fishing is anticipated for trout up to 12 inches long with a few larger ones. Lots of German brown trout in this lake also. Lots of 2 to 8 lb trout have been taken from the dock. Has a covered fishing dock with a $6.00 fee and a boat launch. Also fisherman like to bring there crawdad pots to this lake in the summer as this lake has a lot of crawfish.
Mineral Lake Resort
Mineral Lake area and History

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Moss Lake (3,000 ft.)

A good Cutthroat lake located 1000 feet SW of the Newaukum Lakes. It is a Hike in Lake.

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Mud Lake

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Newaukum Lake

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Packwood Lake (450 acres,elevation 2,857)

This lake is 110 feet deep and contains wild rainbow. The lake is reached through a 4.6 mile hike on Trail 78. To reach the trailhead, drive five miles east of the Packwood Ranger Station on FR#1260. Selective fishery regulations require single barbless hooks and a 10-inch minimum size limit and no fishing of the lake's inlets and restricted fishing of the lake's outlet.
Pic of Packwood Lake

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Plummer Lake (12 acres)

Catchable-size rainbow trout, plus a few broodstock and jumbo rainbows will be planted for opening day. There are also yellow perch, bluegill and a few largemouth bass in this lake located off I-5 at Centralia. Limited public access, with a car-topper launching area.

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Riffe Lake (11,830 Acres)

Elevation 750ft.

This Beautiful Lake has 52 miles of shoreline and is part of the Cowlitz River project, Mossyrock Dam was completed in 1968 and officially dedicated on May 10, 1969. The result is the Beatutiful Riffe Lake. Riffe Lake is a 23 mile long reservoir that holds a variety of species including rainbow, brown trout, landlocked coho (Kokanee),Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, bluegill, Black crappie,perch and Brown Bullhead. Tacoma Power operates 2 parks Mossyrock on the west end and Taidnupam on the east end. Both parks having a boat lauch. On the east end there is the Kosmos boat lauch also. You can also fish at the Mossyrock Dam.
Riffe Lake - Mossyrock Park
Riffe Lake - Taidnapam Park
History on the town of Kosmos Buried under Riffe Lake
Riffe and Adler Lake Flooded Towns pictures

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Scanewa Lake (610 acres)

Lake Scanewa was created with the completion of the 140 foot high concrete-gravity Cowlitz Falls Dam by Lewis County PUD and Bonneville Power in 1994. The Dam is the uppermost of four dams on the Cowlitz River, located at river mile (RM)88.6, about 13 miles downstream from the town of Randle in east Lewis County. The Reservior covers 610 acres and inundates 10.5 miles of the Cowlitz River and 1.5 miles of the Cispus River. At full pool, the lake is 87.5 feet deep at the face of the dam. This reservoir southwest of Randle is closed from March 1 to May 31 to allow out-migration of juvenile salmonids. The reservoir is stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout by Lewis County PUD. Two parks have been constructed by the PUD, one for day use and one with campgrounds. The campground park is closed during winter; about Oct. 1 through May 1. Both parks should provide good accessibility for disabled persons. Both parks offer a boat launch with 8-foot dock. To get to the day-use facility, turn on Savio Road west of Randle, go south on Kiona Road 2 miles to Falls Road, 3.7 miles and left on Champion Road 240, then left on the next road to the park. The lake holds, Rainbow, cutthroat, steelhead, coho, whitefish and chinook jacks.

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Snow Lake

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South Lewis County Park Pond (17 acres)

This small pond southeast of Toledo will be planted with catchable-size rainbow and brown trout this spring. The pond has access for both boat and bank anglers. Some largemouth bass and bluegill are also available, and a few tiger muskies were introduced in 1999. Year-round season.

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St. John Lake

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Swofford Pond (240 acres)

Elevation 760ft. Max Depth 20ft.

Located near the south shore of Riffe Lake east of Mossyrock, Swofford is open all year. Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, crappie, largemouth bass, and brown bullheads are available, with a special size and possession limit on bass. Channel catfish are in there also. Fish in the 20lb class have been caught. Be sure to check your reg's. Gasoline engines are not allowed.


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Tatoosh Lakes

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Walupt Lake (384 acres)

This lake is reached by taking FS road 2100 which leavesd Hwy 12 3 miles SW of Packwood, driving 13 miles to FS road 1114, then 4.5 miles to the lakeshore. There are FS campsites as well as a boat launch. Selective fisheries lake, no bait.

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Wobbly Lake

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Wright Lake

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Yellow Jacket Ponds

These small ponds south of Randle were destroyed by the 1995-96 winter floods. They may be rebuilt in the future by the USFS, but for now they no longer exist.



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