Desert Lake Chain
The Desert Lake Chain is located within WDFW's Columbia Basin Wildlife Area and comprises Harris, Sedge, Tern, and Dune Lakes.  Combined surface acreage of all four lakes is 64 with Harris Lake being the largest at 40.  These lakes were rehabilitated in 2010 to remove pumpkinseed sunfish and restore the Rainbow Trout fishery.  These lakes require a 2.5 mile hike to access them.  Camping at or near the lakes is an option for anglers.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Fishing Expectation


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Lake Information

Grant County
Lake Acreage: 29.3
Elevation: 1,114 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

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