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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Goose Lake

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

A lake with many recreation opportunities in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Lake Name: Goose Lake Lake Coordinates: 45.9413, -121.7642 Lake Elevation: 3074′ Access: Drive up Ranger District: Mt Adams Note: Recreation pass is required for day use area. Date: 6-8-21

I’d seen online that the Forest Service labels Goose Lake as a heavily used area. I tend to avoid places with tons of people, but since it was so early in the season I decided to give it a try.

My cousin and I drove to the turn off for the lake. I didn’t know if there was a day use area, or if it was only a campground. We found there was a day use parking area and boat launch, then the campground was right after it. It was a decent sized lake and there were quite a few people out fishing.

It was a bit overcast and there was a wind blowing across the lake, making the water a bit choppy. This would be a cool lake to come back to kayak.


How to get there (from Trout Lake, WA)


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