Castle Lake

Castle Creek was blocked by the massive debris avalanche from the 1980 Mt. St. Helen's Eruption which created Castle Lake. Castle Lake has never been stocked, however during a 1991 lake sample, Rainbow Trout were found indicating possible migration from Coldwater Lake.  All trout production is wild.

Access can be difficult due to a closed road that leads to the lake. Contact National Volcanic Monument 360-449-7800.

Species you might catch

Rainbow trout

Lake Information

Cowlitz County
Lake Acreage: 257.7
Elevation: 2,593 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.

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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Selective Gear Rules in effect

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports