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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, cutthroat trout, brown trout, bluegill, chinook salmon and coho salmon at Riffe Lake in Washington.

Riffe Lake, WA

With Mossyrock Park at one end and Taidnapam Park at the other, Riffe Lake, aka Mossyrock Lake or Davisson Lake, is a great destination for camping, boating and fishing. This 11,800-acre lake in southwest Washington, at Mossyrock, has 52 miles of shoreline.

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Riffe Lake in Washington is a renowned fishing destination that offers anglers a fantastic opportunity to reel in a variety of popular fish species. The lake is well-known for its diverse fish population, attracting fishing enthusiasts from far and wide. Popular fish species found in Riffe Lake include rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and smallmouth bass. Whether you're an avid trout angler or prefer the challenge of targeting bass, Riffe Lake provides a range of fishing options to suit different preferences and skill levels.

The lake is at an elevation of 660 ft above sea level. Shoreline access for fishing from the bank and launching canoes or kayaks, is available on both sides of the lake near the dam, and at the Taidnapam Park fishing bridge. Other primitive spots, where the roadways near the lake, can provide limited access for fishing from the bank. Several boat launch ramps are available for larger recreation boats and fishing boats. Anglers can try their luck for bass, crappie, cutthroat, bluegill, salmon and trout.

Riffe Lake in Washington offers a rewarding fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for trout or bass, cruising the open waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Riffe Lake provides ample recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Riffe Lake

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie Cutthroat trout Brown trout Bluegill Chinook salmon Coho salmon

Riffe Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity at Riffe Lake, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits motorized boats, providing anglers with the convenience of covering larger areas and finding productive fishing grounds. From speedboats to pontoon boats, boaters can navigate the open waters, enjoy the scenic surroundings, and easily reach areas known for their excellent fishing opportunities. The calm waters of Riffe Lake make it an ideal destination for boating enthusiasts to enjoy a day on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Mossyrock Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Ajlunr Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Taidnapam North Boat Launch Ramp
Located at the east end of the lake, off Champion Haul Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Taidnapam Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Champion Haul Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Camping options are available near Riffe Lake, offering visitors the opportunity to extend their outdoor adventure. The nearby Riffe Lake Campground provides campsites equipped with various amenities, including picnic areas, restrooms, and showers. Camping near Riffe Lake allows anglers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy peaceful evenings by the lake, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mossyrock Park Campground - 360 983-3900

Riffe Lake Campground - 360 983-8122

Taidnapam Park Campground - 360 497-7707

Riffe Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Riffe Lake
Mossyrock Park Campground & RV Park
202 Ajlune Rd
Mossyrock, WA 98564
360 983-3900


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Riffe Lake in Washington.

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Riffe Lake provides anglers to opportunity to fish for bass, crappie, cutthroat, bluegill, salmon and trout in southwest Washington.

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