Central Washington

Fishing

Some of Washington’s alpine lakes have self-sustaining trout populations. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains an active, rotating stocking program for the lakes. Some lakes are stocked annually while some others are stocked every 2 or 3 years.

This is a primitive campground with few amenities. At Baker Creek Campground entertaining things to do are plentiful. If you like the outdoors, you won’t be let down. There’s swimming, hiking, fishing, and whitewater paddling, so running out of cool stuff to do won’t happen.

Big Pines Recreation Site

At 20 acres, Big Pines is BLM’s largest recreation site in the Yakima River Canyon. The northern edge of the recreation site is adjacent to undeveloped hiking trails on lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Welcome to Brazda’s Fly Fishing, Washington’s premier fly fishing guide service specializing in trout, salmon and steelhead fly fishing. We operate year-round and offer full service guided trips throughout Washington State!

Cle Elum, Kachess, and Keechelus reservoirs are in the Wenatchee National Forest. Camping, swimming, boating, picnicking, and fishing are available at all three reservoirs especially in the streams below the dams. Available fish species are lake trout, kokanee, and rainbow trout.

Located at the head of Lake Cle Elum along the Cle Elum River, this campground offers 23 trailer and/or tent sites and a reservable group site with a capacity of 55+ people. Activities include fishing, boating on the lake, and hiking nearby trails including Howson Creek Trail No. 1349 for hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking.

It flows for more than 1,200 miles, from the base of the Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, and Ilwaco, Washington. Although humans have lived along the river for more than 10,000 years, modern engineering in the 19th and 20th centuries has dramatically altered the Columbia.