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Fishing At Lake Crescent

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Fishing for Beardslee rainbow trout, cutthroat and kokanee at Lake Crescent in Washington.

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. 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.

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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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.