Swift Reservoir

Swift Reservoir is located twenty-eight miles northeast of Woodland, on the south side of Forest Road 90. For 2013 the fishing season occurs the last Saturday in April through November. Approximately 53,000 catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked here just prior to the opener.  Staring in 2014 the opener will be the first Saturday in June.

During April and May fish tend to congregate near the dam and around streams entering the reservoir. By June, trout should be dispersed throughout the reservoir. Landlocked salmon rules apply with a 15" maximum size on salmon caught.

Selective gear rules are in effect in the upper portion of the reservoir; check the regulation pamphlet for boundaries. A public boat launch at Swift Forest Camp, managed by PacifiCorp, has two concrete ramps. There is a fee to launch on weekends.

 When the reservoir is drawn down, the water level drops below the end of the launch.Call PacifiCorp at (800) 547-1501 for reservoir level information.

Shore access is limited.

Species you might catch

Bull trout
Coho salmon
Rainbow trout

Lake Information

Skamania County
Lake Acreage: 4,585.4
Elevation: 1,012 feet
Westside 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.

Locate Locate this lake
This feature shows the general location of the selected body of water. Directions may not include routes to boat launches or other water access sites. Check below for access sites or read the description for specific access information. Please do not trespass on private property.
Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Other Lake Access

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports