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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and kokanee at Rock Lake in Washington.

Rock Lake, WA

Located in a remote area of eastern Washington, Rock Lake is a fishery which gets limited fishing pressure. For the dedicated fishing buffs who visit this 2,200-acre lake, the fishing can be quite good.

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Rock Lake in Washington is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. Nestled amidst the rolling hills and scenic landscapes, the lake offers a tranquil setting and excellent fishing opportunities. Rock Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. Popular fish species found in Rock Lake include rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass. These species provide a range of angling opportunities, from fly fishing for trout to targeting bass with lures or bait.

There are more than 15 miles of shoreline, and only a small area nearby the one primitive boat ramp is accessible for fishing from the bank. Boats are welcome with no limit on motor horsepower. Choose to fish for bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch or kokanee. Rainbow and brown trout are the featured fish species here. There are no marinas, boat rentals, shopping, camping or lodging options anywhere near this lake, so come prepared.

Rock Lake in Washington provides a serene and fulfilling fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're angling for trout or bass, cruising the calm waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Rock Lake offers abundant recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Rock Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee Salmon

Rock Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity at Rock Lake, allowing visitors to explore the open waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing anglers with options for their boating preferences. From speedboats to canoes and kayaks, boaters can navigate the peaceful waters, discover hidden coves, and find optimal locations to cast their lines. The serene ambiance and picturesque views make boating on Rock Lake a delightful experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Rock Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Rock Lake Road, this is a two-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Rock Lake, allowing visitors to extend their outdoor adventure and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds offer a range of amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Rock Lake allows anglers to immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings, enjoy peaceful evenings by the water, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

There are no campgrounds or RV parks close by.

Rock Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Rock Lake
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360 902-2200


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