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Guide to fishing for Beardslee rainbow trout, cutthroat and kokanee at Lake Crescent in Washington.

Lake Crescent, WA

Nestled in the Olympic Peninsula, Lake Crescent is a dream destination for photographers and anglers. The setting is gorgeous and the fishing is outstanding. The fishing is limited to catch and release only, with artificial lures which have a single, barbless hook.

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Lake Crescent in Washington is a pristine and enchanting destination that offers a unique fishing experience amidst its picturesque surroundings. The lake is known for its crystal-clear waters and diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers seeking tranquility and abundant fishing opportunities. Popular fish species found in Lake Crescent include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass. Anglers can test their skills and try various fishing techniques to target these prized fish species.

Native Beardslee rainbow trout, cutthroat and kokanee all reside in the crystal clear water and grow big and healthy. This 5,100-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, 15 miles west of Port Angeles, WA has a campground and a lodge, both on the water. There are about 26 miles of shoreline, and the lake sits at an elevation of 580 ft above sea level. Areas around the Lake Crescent Lodge, Fairholme Campground, and along some of the roads adjacent to the lake are areas for fishing from the bank.

Lake Crescent in Washington offers a serene and captivating setting for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. With its diverse fish species, tranquil boating opportunities, and nearby camping options, the lake provides a well-rounded outdoor experience. Whether you're casting a line for trout, peacefully paddling on the calm waters, or spending a night under the starlit sky at the campground, Lake Crescent offers ample recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, connect with nature, and create cherished memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Crescent

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Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Kokanee salmon

Lake Crescent Amenities

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

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Boating is a favorite activity at Lake Crescent, allowing visitors to explore the calm waters and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Non-motorized boats, such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, are permitted on the lake, providing a peaceful and environmentally friendly boating experience. Boaters can paddle along the tranquil waters, take in the surrounding beauty of the lush forest and majestic mountains, and access prime fishing spots that may be otherwise unreachable.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Crescent Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Boat Launch Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.

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Camping is available at nearby Lake Crescent's Fairholme Campground, providing an opportunity for anglers to extend their outdoor adventure. The campground offers a range of amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Lake Crescent allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy peaceful evenings by the lake, and have easy access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Fairholme Campground - 360 565-2955

Lake Crescent WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Crescent
Lake Crescent Lodge
416 Lake Crescent Rd
Port Angeles, WA 98363
888 896-3818


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Lake Crescent in Washington.

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Lake Crescent provides anglers to opportunity to fish for Beardslee rainbow trout, cutthroat and kokanee on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington.

Fishing on Lake Crescent.