Lakes in Yakima County


Art Lake

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Aspen Lake

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Barton Creek Beaver Ponds

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Basin Lake

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Bear Lake (5 acres)

This small lake in Oak Creek Wildlife Area, about 15 miles west of Naches, is planted with catchable rainbows. Although open all year to fishing, it is not accessible by vehicle until late April, over a rough road. Expect fair to good fishing for 8- to 10- inch trout with a few to 14 inches.

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Bench Lake

This lake is 18.4 acres located at 4850 feet , 11.2 miles NW from Glenwood. Holds rainbow and eastern brook. This lake is on the Yakima Indian Reservation and there is an access fee of $5 per day.

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Berglund Lake

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Bird Lake

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Blankenship Lakes

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Blue Lake

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Bridgeman Pond

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Byron Ponds (50 Acres)

Elevation 700ft.

Two 50 acre ponds that hold largemouth bass and pumpkinseed.



------------------------------------------------------ Bumping Reservoir (1,310 acres)

Also called Bumping Lake, this reservoir produces good kokanee fishing for 6- to 9-inch fish starting in mid-May, with a generous kokanee limit. Trolling with gang trolls and maggots or still-fishing with flies and maggots is most successful. Expect fair fishing for 8- to 11-inch rainbows. The reservoir is closed to bull trout fishing. Excellent public camping is available at the lake, plus a good boat ramp. Year-around fishing season. Bumping Lake is located in the Cascade Mountains east of Mount Rainier National Park. Convenient access to this 1,300-acre reservoir is by using Washington State Highway 410.

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Clear Lake

Located one mile west of Rimrock Lake. A 265 acre reservoir at 3615 feet elevation, 5.7 miles east of White Pass. The lake holds rainbows and has a public boat launch.

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Conrad Lakes

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Cougar Lakes

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Cramer Lake

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Devils Wasbasin Lake

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Dog Lake (61 acres)

Located just east of White Pass along Highway 12, this high elevation lake doesn't start producing well until early June. Fishing is good throughout the summer for 7- to 10-inch rainbow and brook trout. A large Forest Service campground and rough boat launch are located adjacent to the lake. Open to fishing all year, but usually covered with unsafe ice during winter.

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Elton Lake

Actually two lakes, north and south, Public acces to the north lake only. 14 acres, holds rainbow, bullhead, perch, large mouth bass and white fish. Loated six miles north of Yakima, east of I-82.

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Fenner Lake

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Fish Lake

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Freeway Lake

Holds rainbow and brown trout, large mouth bass and pumpkinseed. Located one mile north of Yakima with a short hike in.

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Flatiron Lake

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Giffin Lake (104.8 acres)

Elevation 650ft. Max Depth 7ft.

Located on the Sunnyside Wildlife Area, this shallow, weedy lake is no longer planted with trout. Fishing is fair for largemouth bass and Black crappie, Pumpkinseed and Brown Bullhead. The best fishing is in early spring, as the lake becomes heavily congested with aquatic vegetation during the summer. Open year-around.

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Green Lake

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Graham-Morris Pond

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Granger Pond (5 Acres)

Elevation 700ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Pumpkinseed.

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Hell Lake

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Horseshoe Pond (59 acres)

Elevation 650ft.

This pond located about four miles northwest of Mabton offers angling opportunities for largemouth bass, Black Crappie and Yellow Perch and sunfish. It is open to fishing year-round.

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I-82 Ponds

I-82 Ponds (8 to 30 acres): These seven gravel pit ponds located between Union Gap and Zillah along Interstate 82 are open year around. Ponds 1 and 2, located between Mellis Road and Donald Road, support largemouth bass, yellow perch and pumpkinseed sunfish. Expect good fishing for small pan-sized perch and sunfish. Both Ponds 1 and 2 are closed to walleye fishing; Pond 1 is used as a walleye research project. Pond 3, east of Donald Road, has fair fishing for pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass and yellow perch. Moving east, Ponds 4 and 5 are stocked with rainbow and brown trout, with browns to 16 inches caught occasionally. Fishing is fair for crappie and bass. Pond 4 is located at the end of Finley Road. Buena, or Pond 6, is located off Buena Loop Road, and should have good early-season fishing for stocked rainbow trout. Pond 7, east of Buena, has a fair population of largemouth bass. Access to all ponds except Buena is by walk-in. A county ordinance prohibits boats with gasoline-powered motors. Open to fishing all year, but access to these ponds is subject to seasonal closure. Buena Pond (#6) accessibility Level 1. DP, WCT, Blk Tpa, level.

Pond #1 (15 Acres, Elevation 860ft Max Depth 30ft.)
Pond #2 (25.5 Acres, Elevation 858ft. Max Depth 30ft.)
Pond #3 (19 Acres, Elevation 845ft. Max Depth 25ft.)
Pond #4 (29.5 Acres, Elevation 800ft. Max Depth 35ft.)
Pond #5 (27 Acres, Elevation800ft. Max Depth 35ft.)
Pond #6 (30 Acres, Elevation 780ft. Max Depth 20ft.)
Pond #7 (8 Acres, Elevation 715ft. Max Depthy 10ft.)
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Kramer Ponds

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Leech Lake (41 acres)

This is a high-elevation, fly-fishing-only lake that produces excellent fishing for 8- to 16-inch brook trout throughout the summer. Facilities include a Forest Service campground and boat launch. Use of motors is prohibited. The lake is located just east of White Pass and is usually ice-free by early June. Open season is year-around.

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Lily Lake

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Long John Lake

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Lost Lake

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Mal Lake

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McDaniels Lake

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Morgan Pond (24.6 Acres)

Elevation 650ft.

Holds large mouth bass and pumpkinseed. On the Sunnyside WRA 2 1/2 miles north of Mabton.

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Myron Lake

Myron Lake: Fishing is expected to be good for planted, catchable rainbow and brown trout. Selective fishery regulations are in effect. The lake is located in Yakima between Fruitvale Boulevard and highway 12. Year-around season.

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Mud Lake (4 acres)

This small lake produces good fishing for 8- to 12-inch rainbows with some carry-overs in the 12- to 16-inch range. Selective fishery regulations are in effect. This Mud Lake is 7 miles northwest of Naches on the south side of Cleman Mountain, at an elevation of 2500 feet. The road to the lake is heavily rutted and rough in some areas. Open season is year-around.

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North Elton Pond (15 acres)

This winter-fishing only lake (December 1 through March 31 open season) is located near Selah, alongside I-82. It is stocked prior to the December 1 opener with half-pound rainbow trout. Two-trout daily limit, and internal combustion engines are not allowed.

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Otter Lake

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Pear and Apple lakes

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Placer Lake

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Rimrock Lake (reservior) (2,530 acres)

This large reservoir along Highway 12, about 10 miles east of White Pass, provides good fishing for 8- to 11-inch kokanee, with a 16-fish kokanee catch limit. There are also a few rainbow to 16 inches. This is one of the best and most popular kokanee-fishing destinations in Yakima County from May - July. The lake is closed to bull trout fishing. Public and private campgrounds are located by the lake and public and private launch ramps are available. Open to fishing year-around.


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Rotary Lake (23.2 acres)

Elevation 1070ft. Max Depth 30ft.

This lake is stocked with catchable rainbow and brown trout. Trout are between 8 and 12 inches. Largemouth bass up to 7 pounds have been caught. Also present is Pumpkinseed sunfish. Located along the Greenway Trail in Yakima, Rotary provides good fishing opportunity spring through fall. Year-around open season. Disabled accessibility Level 1. DP, WCT, Blk Tp trails, WC docks.

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Root Lake


Sandstone Lake

Sarge Hubbard Park Pond (3.5 acres)

Located near the Greenway trail at Sarge Hubbard Park in Yakima, this small pond is open year-round only to juveniles and holders of disability licenses. It is regularly stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout and fingerling channel catfish. Disabled accessibility Level 1. WCT, WC docks, Blk Tp trails.

Sheepherder Lake


Snowplow Lake


Surprise Lake


Swamp Lake


Tumac Lake


Twin Sisters Lake


Wenas Lake (61 acres)

A 61 acre lake created by the damming of Wenas Creek, it holds rainbow and brown trout. There is public access as well as a resort. Reached from Ellensburg.

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Yakima River (Prosser to Wapato Dam)(59.5 Acres- River Mile)

Elevation 700ft. Fish Species Present: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish.


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