Curl Lake

This small lake off the Tucannon River is used as an acclimation pond for spring Chinook salmon, so it opens later (late April) than other nearby lakes.

The lake is well stocked with 10-12 inchs Rainbow Trout after salmon smolts leave in April, plus some jumbo Rainbow Trout (about 1.5 lbs each) are stocked here.

See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility  information.

It is located near camping areas on the Department of Fish and Wildlife Wooten Wildlife Area, U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds, as well as about 10 miles upstream of a KOA Campground at the Last Resort.  A few miles away is National Forest and Wilderness.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Columbia County
Lake Acreage: 2.0
Elevation: 2,573 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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Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

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Fish Plants & Stocking Reports