Camping and fishing with kids

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by ZugBug, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. ZugBug Member

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    Castle Rock, Colorado
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    Hello- I'm fairly new to Washington (1 year) and would like to take my 5 yr old boy on a weekend camping trip and maybe toss a line in. I haven't been out and about much to scope anything out. Anybody have any suggestions for a camp at the car spot with a short hike in lake for some little brookies or? We live in Woodinville so anything 1-2 hrs. away would be great. Thanks, Dan
  2. msteudel Mark Steudel

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    Well I went up to Dorothy Lake (Though got skunked) It's up in the Steven's pass area ... it's about a 45 minute hike at a 2.5 - 3 mph hiking speed .. gorgeous you can scramble around the whole lake ... anyways, that's my 2 cents ...
  3. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I haven't been there for a few years, but Trout Lake off the Stevens Pass highway is a relatively short hike and the lake did have brookies.
    Be advised that there are break ins at the trails heads off of Hgy. 2 & I-90.
  4. ZugBug Member

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    Thanks for the ideas. I didn't realize that there were problems with theft up there. I'll be sure to keep the gear locked up and hidden.

    Thanks again
  5. gotchasr Member

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    Bear Lake outside of Granite Falls. Very short hike in, perfect for a 5 year old. The only problem might be limited bank access. I've always been in a float tube, so I don't recall what the bank is like. I think there are some spots, though.
  6. ZugBug Member

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    Thanks for the Bear Lake idea. I had hoped to go up by the Loop Highway so I will definitely look into that one.