Angling in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park isn't known for its angling, so don't be disillusioned on the off chance that you neglect to get fish, or if the fish are little! Just accomplished fishers do well and afterward just amid restricted times of the season. Waterways and streams are open from late-May or early-June through late-October, and most lakes are without ice July through October.

A few types of fish recorded under the Endangered Species Act are available in park streams. Local occupant trout are additionally found in park streams. Along these lines, we urge you to utilize barbless snares and simulated baits and to discharge uninjured fish. No angling permit is needed in the recreation center. In any case, on the off chance that you want to overnight in the backcountry, you will require a wild allow.

Local vs. Non-local fish

Park lakes didn't help a fish populace before stocking in the early 1900s. The NPS quit stocking in 1973 in view of the negative impact non-local fish had on characteristic sea-going environments including consequences for nearby land and water proficient populaces. Notwithstanding, no less than 27 lakes still contain recreating populaces of presented fish, including eastern stream trout, rainbow, and vicious stocks. Salmon, for example, coho and chinook were generally introduce in park waters. Nonetheless, angle entry is presently obstructed by dams on the Cowlitz, Nisqually, Puyallup, and White Rivers. Fish are trucked around some of these dams. The Carbon River is the main real waste in the recreation center without developed dams blocking fish section.


Mechanized drifting is precluded in the recreation center. Non-mechanized drifting is allowed on all lakes aside from Frozen Lake, Reflection Lakes, Ghost Lake, Shadow Lake, and Tipsoo Lake.


Park angling regulations are by and large as per those of the encompassing territory waters of the State of Washington. Park-particular regulations and terminations are incorporated in the data beneath. Angling for bull trout and Chinook Salmon, both governmentally recorded undermined species, is disallowed in the recreation center.

Angling season

As per Washington state angling regulations, lakes and lakes are open all year, while streams and beaver lakes are open late-May or early-June through late-October. Check the Washington State angling regulations for accurate dates and more nitty gritty data.

Shut Waters

The accompanying zones are shut to angling:

* Klickitat Creek over the White River Entrance water supply allow

* Ipsut Creek over the Ipsut Creek Campground water supply allow

* Laughingwater Creek over the Ohanapecosh water supply allow

* Edith Creek bowl over the Paradise water supply allow

* Frozen Lake

* Reflection Lakes

* Shadow Lake

* Tipsoo Lake

The Ohanapecosh River and its tributaries are interested in fly angling just. Utilizing snare or draws (other than simulated flies) is not allowed.

To ensure touchy vegetation and soils, off-trail travel is restricted in the Paradise, Sunrise, and Tipsoo Lake ranges.

Constrains in park lakes

No restrictions

Restrains in all other park waters

Day by day get: Six pounds of fish in addition to one extra fish, not to surpass 12 fish.

Ownership: 1 day's farthest point

Least size: none


No permit or grant is needed by the recreation center, aside from that which is needed by Washington State angling regulations.

Fly angling

The Ohanapecosh River and its tributaries are interested in fly angling just. The utilization of snare or different baits (aside from manufactured flies) is not allowed.

Disallowed exercises

For the security of the recreation center and for the pleasure in others, the accompanying exercises are strictly precluded:

• Fishing for bull trout or Dolly Varden

• Fishing for chinook or beachfront relentless

• Cleaning fish in park waters

• Possession or utilization of live or dead lure fish, creatures of land and water, non-safeguarded fish eggs, or roe

• Chumming or putting any substance (fish eggs, sustenance, drugs, and so forth.) in waters with the end goal of drawing in or encouraging fish

• Fishing with nets, seines, traps, medications or explosives, or any methods other than snare and line with pole or line being nearly went to

• Digging for snare

• Placing decline of any sort in park waters

Overnight Fishing Trips

Fishers making overnight outings into the backcountry must have a wild outdoors allow. These licenses can be acquired at any officer station or wild data focus.

Agenda of fish

Fish are not local to stop lakes, yet no less than 27 lakes still contain imitating populaces of fish including eastern creek trout, rainbow and merciless stocks. An agenda of basic Char, Salmon and Trout found in the Park incorporates the accompanying:

Bull Trout

Dolly Varden

Eastern Brook Trout

Ferocious Trout

Rainbow or Steelhead Trout

Kokanee Salmon (Mowich Lake just)

Pink Salmon

Coho Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Mountain Whitefish


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