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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, bull trout, cutthroat, kokanee and burbot at Kachess Lake in Washington.

Kachess Lake, WA

Open to fishing year round, Kachess Lake is a 4,500-acre lake in central Washington, 2 miles north of Easton. There are over 20 miles of shoreline, some of which is available for fishing from the bank at US Forest Service campgrounds, plus areas along some of the hiking trails around the lake.

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Kachess Lake in Washington is a scenic destination that offers a rewarding fishing experience for anglers seeking tranquility and excellent fishing opportunities. The lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. Popular fish species found in Kachess Lake include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass. Fishing enthusiasts can wet a line to catch kokanee and trout. A couple boat ramps are available for all boats. No horsepower restrictions for boat motors. These species provide ample opportunities for anglers to test their skills and reel in impressive catches.

Kachess Lake in Washington provides a serene and fulfilling fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for trout or bass, cruising the calm waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Kachess Lake offers abundant recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Kachess Lake

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Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Kokanee Salmon

Kachess 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 favored activity at Kachess Lake, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing anglers with flexibility in their boating choices. From powerboats to canoes and kayaks, boaters can navigate the serene waters, uncover secluded coves, and find the perfect spots to cast their lines. The calm atmosphere and breathtaking mountain views enhance the boating experience at Kachess Lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Kachess Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Barkers Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping is available at nearby campgrounds, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and extend their outdoor adventure. The campgrounds offer various amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Kachess Lake provides anglers with the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of nature, wake up to stunning views, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kachess Campground - 509 852-1100

East Kachess Group Site - 509 852-1100

Lake Easton State Park Campground - 509 656-2230

Kachess Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Kachess Lake
Kachess Campground
Bakers Ln
Easton, WA 98925
509 852-1100


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