Hampton Lake - Lower

Lower Hampton Lake is located within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR) south of Potholes Reservoir.   WDFW fishing regulations and licenses apply to all lakes within this federal refuge.  Vehicle or walk-in access to these lakes is managed by the USFWS.  WDFW recommends that anglers review access and other regulations on the CNWR website (http://www.fws.gov/columbia/). .

Fishing at Lower Hampton Lake has been poor-fair for the past five to six years.  Nice size trout up to and exceeding 20 inches inhabit the lake, but total trout abundance is low due to the presence of nuisance fish species.  WDFW is planning to rehabilitate the Lower Hampton Lake in 2013 to restore the trout fishery.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Grant County
Lake Acreage: 18.4
Elevation: 899 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 Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports