Best Fishing in Washington

This list represents the most popular fishing in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. South Puget Sound and Western South Cascades Campgrounds


The region covered in this eTrail include the Olympia area, Capital Forest, Vancouver area, Mt. St. Helens area, Highway 410, Highway 12, and the South Cascade Mountains west of the Cascade Crest. Cam…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Olympia, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. John Wayne Pioneer Trail (West)


The John Wayne Pioneer Trail crosses most of Washington State. The developed portion lies within the Iron Horse State Park. It parallels I–90 from Cedar Falls, near North Bend, to Kittitas, then drops…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
North Bend, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 113 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Spokane and Northeastern Washington Campgrounds


The part of Washington east of Wenatchee is getting popular both for desert camping and lake sports between Wenatchee and Spokane and for mountain sports up north in the Colville National Forest. Be s…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Spokane, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Olympic Peninsula Campgrounds


There is a lot of watching to be done on the Olympic Peninsula: storm watching, whale watching, storm watching, bird watching, storm watching. From July through September, the region is relatively dry…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Hoodsport, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Columbia Plateau Campgrounds


The Columbia River winds through central and eastern Washington like a dropped bootlace, flowing in all directions of the compass. Because of all the hydroelectric dams, vast sections of the river are…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Moses Lake, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Eastern South Cascades Campgrounds


This area ranges from south of Cle Elum to the Columbia River Gorge, including Highway 410 and Highway 12, and from east of the Cascade crest to Yakima. Outdoor attractions abound in this mountainous…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Naches, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Olympic National Park Campgrounds


Olympic National Park occupies the center of the Olympic Peninsula, and boasts spectacular mountain wonderlands, dense rain forests, sweeping vistas, and rugged glaciers. Camping opportunities abound…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Port Angeles, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Preston-Snoqualmie Trail


This peaceful, wooded trail in the Cascade foothills ends with a view of spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. For a romantic walk, an evening ride, your daily jog, or a pleasant skate, this trail is the tick…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Preston, WA - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Walking - 6.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. Foothills Trail


The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community created t…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Buckley, WA - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 9 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#10. Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail


Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway visi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Renton, WA - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 17.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#11. North Puget Sound and Western North Cascades Campgrounds


One of the nation’s largest inland waterways, Puget Sound, was sculpted by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. To the east lies the volcanic Cascade Range and its preeminent peaks: Mount Baker, M…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Darrington, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Burke–Gilman Trail


Seattle’s popular Burke–Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University District, Lake Washington, and north-end neighborhoods. You’ll pass above the…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Seattle, WA - Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 14 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#13. San Juan Islands Campgrounds


Long the domain of fisherman, the San Juan Islands in recent years have become an ocean playground for sea kayakers, campers, and anyone else seeking the kind of beauty and solitude the short boat rid…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Friday Harbor, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Snoqualmie Valley Trail Extension


Wander the foothills of rural Snoqualmie Valley from Duvall through Carnation, to Snoqualmie Falls near Snoqualmie, on to North Bend, and finally to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. You’ll travel near th…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Duvall, WA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 33 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Snow Lake


If there’s such a thing as a wilderness superhighway, this is it. The Snow Lake Trail is Washington’s most heavily used trail within a designated wilderness area. On any given summer weekend, you can…
From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Fishing, Hiking - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#16. Columbia River


Short Take: 32,000 acres; rocks, gravel, some hydrilla, river current, clear water, tule banks. In the Pacific Northwest the Columbia River enjoys a reputation as one of the finest smallmouth bass fis…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Pasco, WA - Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Annette Lake


Dense forest drapes the lower trail, keeping hikers cool on the hottest August afternoons. At trail’s end, a deep lake waits to kill off the last of the summer heat—for those brave enough to dive into…
From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Fishing, Hiking - 7.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#18. Huckleberry Ridge


Sun Top Lookout, built in 1932 on a 5,271-foot peak, provides an excellent view of Mt. Rainier, including Winthrop Glacier, and the Cascade Range—if the weather cooperates. The main road runs along Hu…
From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Greenwater, WA - Fishing, Hiking, Off-Highway Drives - 38 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#19. Spokane River Centennial Trail


Welcome to 37 miles of paved riverfront trail in a region that receives a meager 11 inches of rain per year. The sun shines on the Spokane River, rapids rush downriver, and bridges criss-cross the wat…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Spokane, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 37 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#20. Lake Sylvia State Park


Lake Sylvia State Park has something for everyone: logging history and operations, a dam, a thirty-acre lake, camping, picnicking, and any number of great trails to explore. Two of these trails—the Sy…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Montesano, WA - Birding, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 4.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press