Bumping River

Bumping River Fishing

The Bumping Lake is located in the southeast part of the Chinook Pass off of Highway 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest. The Bumping River is popular for fishing and outdoor recreation, flows down the east side of the Cascade Range, through the Wenatchee National Forest and the William O. Douglas Wilderness area. It is joined by the American River and eventually becomes the Naches River. Open year-round for fishing the Bumping River offers good fishing for kokanee. There are public camping facilities at the lake, plus a good boat ramp (managed by USFS), with a private resort (Bumping Lake Marina) that includes a fee-based launch on the northern side of the lake across the dam.  Lake water levels are lowered in the late summer- early fall for downstream irrigation needs and so boat access is reduced.   

Species: Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee

Elevation: 3425 feet 

To learn more visit the Washington Department of Fish and Game