Lakes in Mason County


Aldridge Lake (10 acres)

Fishing should be fair-to-good for 8- to 10-inch rainbows in this small lake 1-1/2 miles southwest of Dewatto. The WDFW access has a primitive ramp. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Armstrong Lake

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Bathtub Lake

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Benson Lake (82 acres)

Expect fair fishing for 9- to 11-inch cutthroat and rainbows also Largemouth Bass and Sunfish. There is a WDFW access with boat launch and two toilets. Benson Lake is located 9 miles southwest of Belfair. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through

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Blacksmith Lake (18.3 Acres)

Elevation 422ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass.

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Buck Lake

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Cady Lake (15 acres)

This fly-fishing-only lake two miles southeast of Dewatto receives a small plant of catchable-size rainbows each spring, besides the normal crop of 7- to 13-inch cutthroats. Catch and release only. Internal combustion engines are prohibited.

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Camp Pond (6 Acres)

Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass.

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Carson Lake

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Clara Lake

Clara Lake (17 acres): Also known as Don Lake, it provides fair-to-good fishing for 7- to 9-inch rainbows. Clara is located 1-1/2 miles south of Dewatto. A state access with one toilet is available. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.

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Collins Lake (4.3 Acres)

Elevation 410ft. Max Depthy 20ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass and Brown Bullhead.

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Crater Lake

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Cushman Lake (4,003 acres)

Elevation 735ft. Max Depth 115ft.

This large lake is 4 miles northwest of Hoodsport, Wa. It offers kokanee fishing in the summer and late season cutthroat fishing. It is closed to the taking of Dolly Varden/bull trout. Year-around open season on other species such as Largemouth Bass.

Lake Cushman

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Deer Lake (90 acres)

Expect fair fishing for rainbows up to 13 inches. Deer Lake is 10 miles northeast of Shelton, 2 miles south of Benson Lake. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.

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Devereaux Lake (94 acres)

Expect fair to good spring fishing for planted catchable-size rainbows, with carry-overs sometimes reaching 5 pounds. This lake, located 1 mile northwest of Allyn, is good for kokanee as the water warms and has a state access with boat launch and two toilets. Open season from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Drybed Lakes

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Elk Lakes

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Erickson Lake

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Forbes Lake (38.4 Acres)

Elevation 95ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass.

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Goat Ranch Lake

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Goose Lake

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Grass lake

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Hanks Lake (27 Acres)

Elevation 400ft. Max Depth 8ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass.

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Hatchery Lake

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Haven Lake (69 acres)

Haven Lake, found 7 miles west of Belfair, is good to excellent for rainbows up to a foot long and cutthroat. State access with one toilet. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.


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Isabella lake (208 acres)

Elevation 150ft. Max Depth 23ft.

Has Largemouth Bass and Brown Bullhead. and some big squawfish. Has an access with boat launch. and has a floatplane runway with orange buoy's.

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Island Lake (109 acres)

Elevation 230ft. Max Depth 31ft.

Year-round fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bassand Yellow Perch, plus a few large rainbows. Island Lake is located 2 miles north of Shelton. There is a state access with rough ramp and one toilet. Disabled accessibility - level 3, WCT, lgs, steep to lake.


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Jiggs Lake (8.8 acres)

Elevation 380ft. Max depth 18ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch.

A small lake located 1 1/2 mile NE of tahuya.

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Kokanee Lake (150 acres)

Located immediately below Cushman, Kokanee is sometimes called Lower Cushman and offers much the same type of fishing. It is planted with legal-sized rainbows in the spring, and is open to fish year-around.

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Lilliwaup Swamp

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Limerick Lake (105 Acres)

Elevation 220ft.

Lake Limerick is located about 5 miles north of Shelton. Good fishing for Rainbow trout, largemouth Bass and yellow perch and Brown Bullhead. Boat speed is 8 mph. To get there from Shelton, travel north on Highway #3 for 4.2 miles to Mason Lake Road. (There is a sign here that points to Lake Limerick.) Turn left, up the hill on Mason Lake Road for 2.2 miles to a large "Lake Limerick" sign on the left. Turn left for a half mile to the public access on the right.

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Lost Lake (121.6 acres)

Max Depth 65ft. Fish Species Present: Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead.

Lost Lake, should be fair for 7- to 9-inch rainbow trout. (About 30 lakes in western Washington have been "Lost" at one time or another, plus another dozen on the east side.) There is a state access with two toilets. This lake 7 miles southwest of Shelton is open year-around.


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Maggie Lake (25 acres)

Expect fair action in the spring provided by plants of legal-sized rainbows. There is a state access with boat launch and one toilet available on this small lake 2 miles northeast of Tahuya. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Mason Lake (996 acres)

Elevation 194ft. Max Depth 90ft.

Mason Lake holds a nice mix of Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Kokanee. It has a public access. Reached 11 1/2 miles NE of Shelton on Hwy 3, then west for three miles on a county road. There is also a county park on the lake.


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Miller Marsh

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Nahwatzel Lake (268.8 acres)

Elevation 440ft. Max Depth 25ft.

Nahwatzel provides fair fishing for rainbows up to 10 inches with some larger carry-overs to spice things up. Largemouth bass become active as the summer warms up. Nahwatzel is 11 miles west of Shelton. State access with boat launch and two toilets. Year-around season.

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Panhandle Lake

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Panther Lake

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Phillips Lake (111 acres)

Fair-to-good for 8- to 11-inch rainbows, Phillips is located seven miles northeast of Shelton. It has a state access with boat launch and two toilets. Previously open year-round, in 2000 the open season changes to last Saturday in April through October 31.


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Pine Lake

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Prices Lake (110 acres)

A catch-and-release only, selective gear rules lake noted for fine fishing for large rainbows, cutthroat and eastern brook trout. Open season runs from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Robbins Lake (17 acres)

This small lake 1-1/2 miles south of Dewatto has good fishing for planted rainbows. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Rose Lake (9 acres)

Expect fair fishing for 7- to 9-inch rainbows in this small lake four miles southwest of Potlatch. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Shoe Lake

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Simpson Lake (30 Acres)

Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass and Brown Bullhead.

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Spencer Lake (220.4 acres)

Elevation 170ft. Max Depth 36ft.

Anglers here should find good-to-excellent fishing all summer for 8- to 10-inch rainbows with some larger carry-overs. Fishing heats up again in the fall, and largemouth bass fishing is excellent in the late spring and summer. Spencer is seven miles northeast of Shelton off of Highway 3. State access with boat launch and two toilets is available. Year-round season.


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Spider Lake

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Stump Lake (24 acres)

Located 7-1/2 miles northeast of Elma, Stump has good fishing for rainbow trout, plus largemouth bass as the waters warm up. Open from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Tee Lake (38.4 acres)

Elevation 390ft. Max Depth 17ft.

Good for yellow perch and largemouth bass, not so good for rainbows once the annual plants have been caught. Located a little over two miles southeast of Dewatto, Tee has a state access with ramp and one toilet. The season is open to fishing year-round.

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Tiger Lake (109 acres)

This is a good bet for 8- to 10-inch rainbows with some larger carry-overs. A state access with two toilets is available. Tiger is located in both Kitsap and Mason Counties, with 103 acres in Mason. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.


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Trails End Lake (68.1 acres)

Elevation 301ft. Max Depth 30ft.

Formerly called Prickett Lake, this lake is fair for rainbows up to 10 inches. It also has Brown Bullhead. It can be found 5-1/2 miles southwest of Belfair, and has a state access with primitive ramp and one toilet. Year-round season.


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Trask Lake

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Twin Lakes (15 acres)

This largest of two small lakes lies 1-1/2 miles northeast of Wooten Lake, and is fair for rainbows up to 9 inches. Little Twin Lake is 200 feet to the west. Both are open year-round.

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West Lake (16.5 Acres)

Elevation 650ft. Max Depth 21ft. Fish Species Present: Brown Bullhead.

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Wildberry Lake (8 acres)

Wildberry, located 1-1/2 miles northwest of Tahuya, should provide fair fishing for rainbows up to 11 inches. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.

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Wooten Lake (68 acres)

Located about seven miles west of Belfair, Wooten should provide fair-to-good fishing for rainbow trout up to 10 inches and some cutthroat. It has also been selected to receive a bonus plant of large triploid rainbows (averaging 1-1/2 pounds apiece). These sterile fish can grow to trophy size if not harvested. A state access with two toilets is available. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


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