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

Keechelus Lake, WA

Fishing enthusiasts can pursue rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon at Keechelus Lake, a 2,600-acre lake in central Washington. This scenic fishery is nearly 5 miles long, and offers over 14 miles of shoreline for boating, sightseeing and fishing.

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Keechelus Lake in Washington offers a serene fishing experience amidst its breathtaking mountain surroundings. The lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. Popular fish species found in Keechelus Lake include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass. These species provide a variety of angling opportunities, from targeting trout in the cooler months to pursuing bass during the warmer seasons. Due to lake draw downs in summer, which eliminate the use of boat launch ramps, the lake gets limited fishing pressure. Those who choose to portage a canoe, kayak or other portable boats in summer, and those who fish during high-water seasons can find exceptional fishing at times. No marinas, RV hookups, boat rentals or shopping outlets are near the lake.

Keechelus Lake in Washington offers a tranquil and rewarding fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're angling for trout or bass, cruising the calm waters by boat, or spending a night under the starlit sky at a nearby campground, Keechelus Lake provides abundant recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, connect with nature, and create cherished memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Keechelus Lake

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Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Kokanee Salmon

Keechelus Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity at Keechelus 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 options for their boating preferences. From powerboats to canoes and kayaks, boaters can navigate the calm waters, discover hidden coves, and find optimal locations to cast their lines. The peaceful ambiance and stunning mountain views enhance the boating experience at Keechelus Lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Keechelus Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off NF 906 Road, this is a two one-lane, concrete ramps with paved parking.

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Camping options near Keechelus Lake cater to outdoor enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds offer a range of amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Keechelus Lake allows visitors to immerse themselves in the serene environment, wake up to stunning views, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their camping trip.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Roaring Creek Campground - 206 382-5565

Keechelus Lake Boat Launch Campground - 425 783-6000

Keechelus Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Keechelus Lake
Keechelus Lake Boat Launch
2219 NF-906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
425 783-6000


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