Fishtrap Recreation Area
Step into the past as you explore more than 8,000 acres of beautiful landscapes that include an old farmstead, and habitats ranging from forest and shrub-steppe to grass and wetlands. The historic Folsom Farm interpretive site demonstrates how the landscape was converted into small farms, ranches and communities beginning in the late 1800s. Displays tell the history of farm life. Enjoy the chance to study numerous species of birds and other wildlife, picnic, backpack, horseback ride, mountain bike, or hunt throughout the entire Fishtrap area. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout is popular at Fishtrap Lake and during the winter at Hog Canyon Lake.
Know Before You Go:
-Entire area is open YEAR ROUND.
-There are no facilities or services available, with the exception of one vault toilet at Folsom Farm.
-No Fees.
-Both lakes have concrete boat launches maintained by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- paid in advance parking permit from WDFW is required.

Fishtrap is just a 30-mile drive southwest of Spokane, Washington. From Interstate 90, take Exit 254, and then travel east for 1.75 miles to access the public lands.

Point of Interest:
Part of the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington, this area is named for the trenches and outcrops of ragged, scarred rock interspersed with wet meadows and wheat fields. The Great Missoula Ice Age Floods that scoured the region more than 12,000 years ago carved out this unique landscape.

This little slice of heaven is just short trip from Spokane, Washington…

Check out this short video of the area:

BLM Spokane District Office
1103 N. Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212
(509) 536-1200
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