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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, cutthroat trout, yellow perch, kokanee and sockeye salmon at Alder Lake in Washington.

Alder Lake, WA

Kokanee salmon are a prime draw at Alder Lake in southwest WA, 40 miles southeast of Olympia. The 3,100-acre lake is 7 miles long with 28 miles of shoreline. In addition to kokanee and sockeye salmon, the lake has populations of bass, crappie, trout and perch.

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Alder Lake in Washington is a fantastic destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene and fruitful angling experience. The lake is known for its diverse fish population, attracting anglers from near and far. Popular fish species found in Alder Lake include rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. These species provide a range of fishing opportunities, from the thrill of landing a trophy-sized trout to the excitement of reeling in feisty bass or delicious kokanee salmon.

Alder Lake in Washington offers a serene and rewarding fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for trout, bass, or salmon, cruising across the calm waters, or spending a night under the stars at the campground, Alder Lake provides a perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts to relax, reconnect with nature, and create cherished fishing memories.

There is no marina or boat rentals, but there is camping, lodging and restaurants close by the lake. There are several boat launch ramps and good access for fishing from the bank. Canoes, kayaks, and all types of pleasure boats and fishing boats are popular here.

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Primary fish species residing in Alder Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie White Crappie Cutthroat Trout Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Kokanee Salmon Sockeye Salmon

Alder Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity at Alder Lake, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing spots. Motorized boats, such as speedboats and pontoons, are permitted on the lake, providing ample opportunities for leisurely cruising, water sports, and fishing adventures. Boaters can navigate the calm waters, enjoy the scenic surroundings, and easily reach the areas known for their productive fishing grounds.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Alder Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Alder Lake Park Road E, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Rocky Point Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off National Park Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Camping is available at Alder Lake Park, providing a convenient and picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts. The park offers a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins, ensuring visitors can find accommodations that suit their preferences. Camping near Alder Lake allows anglers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy peaceful evenings by the water's edge, and have easy access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Alder Lake Park Campground - 360 569-2778

Rocky Point Campground - 888 226-7688

Mill Village RV Park - 360 832-3507

Alder Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Alder Lake
Alder Lake Park
50324 School Rd
Eatonville, WA 98328
360 569-2778


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