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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Fish Lake

Updated: Apr 29

A popular lake with fishing and a campground in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Lake Name: Fish Lake Lake Coordinates: 45.04679, -117.09261 Lake Elevation: 6660′ Access: Drive up Note: Campground fee is $6 at time of post.

Location: Near Forest Road 66 in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Administration: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Ranger District: Pine Ranger District

Date Accessed: 8-18-20

Fish Lake was more popular than Twin Lakes. It had bathrooms and what appeared to be potable water. I went on a week day so the first part of the campground was full, but the second part was totally empty. There are camping spots all along the lake’s edge. I stopped at an empty site to go down to the lake and take a quick picture (it isn’t a good picture and it doesn’t do the lake justice). I was in a bit of a rush because a thunderstorm was moving in and I wanted to get back down to where I was planning on camping that night before the storm hit.

I know Fish Lake is popular for fishing. There were people out in canoes and people fishing from the shoreline. I imagine the campground is popular especially on the weekends. It would be a nice place to come back to and fish.


How to get there (from Joseph, OR)


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