Spring Break Camping/Fishing Trip

#1
So me and some friends are planning a few day camping trip for spring break in about 10 days and I've realized that I would also like to do some fly fishing on the trip. So what we want is a place with good scenery and camping, a town close by with at least one decent bar, and decent fishing nearby, all within a max of 3hrs from Olympia. We were looking at San Juan's or maybe Cape Disappointment but I don't know much about fishing in those areas. Anyone have any recommendations for places that would fit our criteria?
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#3
So does it start in 10 days? Are you talking starting the 22nd or starting on the 29th? The reason I ask is April 1st opens up a bunch of lakes over on the east side of the state. If you are camping earlier than that I would still likely head east. You could do the Yakima canyon and then Ellensburg is close by or you could camp at Rocky Ford and fish the Ford or Lenore and party in Ephrata.
 

tyeoneon

Active Member
#4
When my son was younger, we would camp at the Oasis in Ephrata. They have a par 3 golf course that you can play all day for $10. Rocky Ford is about 20 minutes away, and so is Lenore. Good pizza place and close to the Quincy Lakes area as well. Dry Falls Lake is close, and it opens on April 1st. There is camping there as well! Good luck!
 
#5
So does it start in 10 days? Are you talking starting the 22nd or starting on the 29th? The reason I ask is April 1st opens up a bunch of lakes over on the east side of the state. If you are camping earlier than that I would still likely head east. You could do the Yakima canyon and then Ellensburg is close by or you could camp at Rocky Ford and fish the Ford or Lenore and party in Ephrata.
It would be between the 25th and 29th so just before April :( I was considering somewhere along the Yakima. Was also thinking about the Salmon La Sac or Teanaway areas north of Cle Elum. Any thoughts on that?
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#7
It would be between the 25th and 29th so just before April :( I was considering somewhere along the Yakima. Was also thinking about the Salmon La Sac or Teanaway areas north of Cle Elum. Any thoughts on that?

Teanaway and those other moving waters are closed until the first Saturday in June.
 

Cruik

Active Member
#9
Hard to beat Bend for what you want. It hits all of your wants out of the park, except the distance. Fishing-wise, it has a lot of really solid spring bets, like the Crooked.
 
#15
The Seep Lakes would give you a good chance for sun and warmish camping weather. Can confirm there are fish in the area. The Sandhill Crane Festival will be going on that last weekend of March, if anyone in your party is into that. I don't know anything about Othello's nightlife though.