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Fishing At Lake Sammamish

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, cutthroat, chinook salmon, coho salmon, kokanee, sockeye salmon, steelhead and burbot at Lake Sammamish in Washington.

With primary access through Lake Sammamish State Park, Lake Sammamish is an anglers paradise. The 4,900-acre, located lake in the west-central part of the state, 5 miles east of Bellevue, has about 20 miles of shoreline. The elevation is only 30 ft above sea level and water temperatures support both cold-water and warm-water species of fish. Trout, two kinds of bass, four kinds of salmon, perch, sunfish, steelhead and burbot all reside here in healthy numbers. Bass and sunfish anglers have hundreds of boat docks to fish as most of the lake is lined with docks. There are a few boat ramps at private resorts, but public launching of a pleasure or fishing boat is available at the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch ramp. Some shoreline fishing is available at the park for those wishing to fish from the bank. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from the park as well. There is no marina at the lake, but there are a couple options for camping.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Sammamish

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Cutthroat trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Coho salmon Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon Steelhead

Lake Sammamish Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Vasa Park Resort Campground - 425 746-3260

Trailer Inns RV Park of Bellevue - 425 747-9181

Lake Sammamish WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Sammamish Lake
Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027
425 649-4275

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Lake Sammamish provides anglers to opportunity to fish for trout, bass, salmon, perch, sunfish, steelhead and burbot in west-central Washington.

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