Starvation Lake
Photo of Starvation Lake

Almost ten miles southeast of Colville near the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge at 2370 feet elevation. The catch-and-keep season is short, from the 4th Saturday in April through May 31. An extended catch-and-release only, selective gear rules season runs from June 1 through the end of October. Angling is expected to be good this year for fry-planted rainbow trout.

This small lake has public access and a campground.

See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility  information.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 27.6
Elevation: 2,370 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Selective Gear Rules in effect

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Other Lake Access

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports